1. Create a scrapbook / baby book for Carter. Before he was born, I bought all the supplies and started putting them together. Since then, we’ve tucked a few things in the book to be included like his stamped footprints cards from the flowers we received and written memories on cards to be included with the pictures when they are printed. I bought photo paper this past weekend so I’m planning on working on pics soon but I’m not sure the book will come together until we get a few more months into it.
This past week life got a little off-balance. I have a big project going live in a week and I’ll be honest, I’ve been having a difficult time seeing the forest through the trees and keeping that at the forefront of my mind. Big picture: my job is a job, it is not what defines me. Passion and dedication are great until you are taking naps at work and they are longer than the sleeps you are getting overnight at home. Continue reading
And since we’re a little far behind, here are his 1 month and 1 week!
Motherhood is such a powerful means for personal growth. It woke me up and propelled me in a direction I never even knew existed. It changed who I am and all for the better. The best advice I can give to any new mother is to put down the books, adjust your expectations, and never take any moment for granted.
Right now, my house is quiet. The TV is on but turned down low enough that it’s barely there. Carter just went down for a nap. The dog and cats are sleeping. Jason is driving his parents and sister to the airport to head home. I could never thank my in-laws enough, especially my mother-in-law, for all of the help that they’ve given us this week but I never anticipated, nor knew I’d need, the more long-term gift they’ve given us that starts now: normalcy.