Ok, I know it, do it, call me pathetic, I am. I haven't made time for blogging, why, I'm not sure. Well, I know why, it's this really little guy named Ty Nathaniel Turner. Somehow my days and nights all run together and before I realized it, 8 weeks had gone by! That's right, my little Ty, isn't so little anymore, he's already over 11 lbs! And I have no blog posts to show for it, not one. I'm disappointed in myself because it's something that I love, but it has been much much harder finding time to do ANYTHING for myself than I thought. Let's be honest, on days that I get a shower, makeup on, hair dried and curled and clothes on before noon, are REALLY good days! In fact, I think I could count on one hand the number of times that has happened in the last 8 weeks. :)
If there's one thing that has really surprised me is how all consuming this little guy could be. Don't get me wrong, I knew he would take all my time and attention, but I really never dreamed that an entire day would go by and when asked the question, "what did you do today?" my response would be, "uh, well, hmmm, went on a walk with Ty, feed Ty, changed his diaper, slept when he was sleeping, oh and I got in a shower a some point...". Sure, I expected that the 1st week or 2, but after 8 weeks!?!? :) I'm getting better at being more productive, but it's been much more challenging than I anticipated. Gotta be honest though, I'm not sure if I would have wanted everyday these last 8 weeks to look any different. They've been amazing. In fact, there's a part of me that would love for life to now stop and be able to live everyday around Ty, instead, as a mother I am forced to still try to maintain "normal life" with Ty just added into the mix. This new mommy-life is the biggest blessing I could have asked for. I've loved every moment getting to know this little human being that God created and entrusted to us. He's super cool, for those of you that don't know him (well, that's coming from his mom, take it with a grain of salt :) But he really is!).
My goal: to begin blogging. Maybe everyday? That would be a goal, I will try hard to meet, but no promises these days! I'll blog about motherhood, the ups and downs, the surprises, the expected, the challenges, the blessings and also just about life in our new HOME. Our HOME has drastically changed, but it was a change that we love. Don't worry, all you non-mothers out there, it won't only talk about motherhood, because while yes, my HOME is defined by my new role as a mommy, HOME is not now only secluded to being a mom. So I will try my best to keep that perspective.
This is how I blog with Ty...hope I can get all my thoughts in whatever time he allows! I've got the keyboard right behind him resting on the boppy...not sure what Deb Raney would say, but I think this is the perfect "writing environment"! Doesn't get much better than to have my baby cuddled up next to me while I write. :)
Alright, here we go. Goal of Day 1---success!