January 20, 2014
Hello, blog :) It’s been a while.
I’ve been wanting to return here but life has been hectic since the last quarter of 2013. We went through big changes: relocated to a new state (NH) and we welcomed a new and tiny member to our family. The pregnancy, labor and delivery, becoming a mom, and my day-to-day life with the little peanut – all rewarding and challenging times. I couldn’t have imagined what it would be like going through them until I actually was. It has been a physical, mental, and emotional rollercoaster. I hope to document this time before I forget everything :)
Naively, we decided to move one month before my due date, even with family and friends warning us that with the baby coming it’s probably best to stay where we are nicely settled and we have a good support system. Now we know not to do a major move when we’re expecting a baby haha. But, I can’t really say I regret our decision. This is a learning experience for us and I’d rather we do this now than wait more years. We are not getting younger after all and want to set down roots before our kid(s?) get older.
Have you ever heard of the saying, “Man plans, God laughs?” That’s a good way to describe our out-of-state move. We thought that we planned everything well but things that we couldn’t have predicted happened. In the first two months, we moved twice. When we checked in the hospital to give birth, we weren’t sure where we would be taking the baby home. Luckily, George found a temporary rental before discharge otherwise we will end up in a hotel with a newborn. We were exhausted. Finally, we are now slowly getting settled in. We finished unpacking a couple of weeks ago and are now focused on the day-to-day life with our baby and slowly getting to know our new area.
I will be home with the baby for a while and one of my goals is to continue and grow this blog. I have another project on the side that I want to finish. For now, it looks like The Boss is waking up from her nap so off I go :)