It’s taken me 5 weeks to try to think of a way to start out this blog post, but the only thing I could come up with was: what the f— just happened.
Although it doesn’t quite capture the miracle that has happened in my life, it does nicely sum up what the first five weeks of having a new baby have been like. Andrew and I successfully survived the first part of parenthood and it has come and gone pretty well. And the best part is that I finally have some new material to write about!
Speaking of writing- not only did I birth a human in August, but I also found time to finish editing that book I’ve been working on. I don’t know how I did that, but part of what motivates me to do anything with my book is having more things to do. When I was in Bloomington living the life of a freelancer- I barely opened up a word doc. But grad school then a baby and apparently I become Leo Tolstoy. But that’s enough about the book, this is all in chapter 8 so you’ll have to wait until I find a publisher to read more.
Back to that kid that I just had!
My plan was to write a weekly update on being a new mom, and all the crazy adventures we’ll be having the first year. But then Millie (that’s my baby by the way) kept on crying and demanding food, so I wasn’t able to start. But now that I’ve learned the magical powers of the sleep sack (thank you Ellen!) and that she should probably eat more ounces per feeding than she did when she was born (or to quote my mother- “she’s crying because she’s hungry.”) I am now going to attempt to execute my plan. So stay tuned to read all about my exciting new blog content, who as I speak is now starting to make noises that I can hear through the monitor.