I don’t do New Years Resolutions. I used to, but every year I got overwhelmed, got scared and then promptly convinced myself that I’d fail. With that mindset of course I never succeeded. That’s why for the past few years I’ve taken a retrospective approach and come up with “Revelations” from the year that’s ending rather than making one “Resolution” for the year ahead. There’s really one one thing that’s even on my radar from 2009 so my list this year is pretty short.
Motherhood is awesome.
Yes, I did in fact give birth to a baby at the end of the pregnancy you all heard about during the summer. 🙂 She’s perfect in every way and I fall more in love with her every day. I won’t go into gory details, but I had a fairly easy delivery that resulted in the most precious package of perfection I’ve ever seen. I never thought I could love someone so much and so completely unconditionally.
Here she is just after we welcomed her into the world:
She’s now almost 3 months old and, if I do say so myself, a pretty stinkin’ cute kiddo.
Our growing family made my husband and I seriously reevaluate our priorities. This resulted in me leaving my job in the wonderful world of finance to become a stay-at-home mom. My husband and I are very fortunate, especially in this economy, that he has a well-paying job with excellent benefits that makes this possible. I’m so grateful to get this opportunity to watch her grow and learn every single day. I’m quickly learning that taking care of a baby, the house, the finances and all other domestic duties on a daily basis is infinitely more difficult than my previous desk job, but the fulfillment I feel at the end of the day is all the reinforcement I need to know that I’m doing the right thing.