I have “met” some amazing expecting mommies through this blog; I have gotten to interview them and ask them questions and answer their questions and support them and follow the journeys of those that have their own blogs. And there is one feeling that swells up out of them and every mommy I have ever encountered – Am I going to be a good mommy. Here is my answer to you all…
Most of you will have seen that I am the MOST excited to be a new featured blogger over at the BabyGroup blog.
I am going to confess something that I really shouldn’t. I was like a kid on Christmas Eve on Friday. I know us bloggers are meant to be cool and take invites to events casually; but not me. I was sooooo flattered and felt like I had been picked first for some kind of sports team. I am desperately uncool, I know, and I really don’t care.
I was extremely secretive over my Surrounded by Supermommies series. Not even the interviewees knew the angle I would take when answering my questions. I didn’t want influence their stories in any way.
Do you know what I am doing next week? Nothing! Yes, you heard me right. I am giving myself “leave”. No deadlines, no stress, a massage, coffees, lunches, reading, working on my own little projects – ME time.
The past two weeks have been incredibly stressful and beyond exhausting. It began with me getting sick and then Charly got sick and then her teeth started forcing their way through the gums, leading to an entire week of hours of screaming at a time in the middle of the night. My poor angel has been suffering so much and nothing I have done has made it any better.
From the moment I found out I was pregnant, my baby gave me the gift of motherhood. The living and breathing each moment for someone else; motivation to be more, to be better, to inspire, to let go, to grow. Becoming a mother stretches you physically, mentally and emotionally; it changes you for always. It is the gift of falling in love a little more every day for the rest of your life.
I only realised when I was preparing the blog for the makeover last month, that I was approaching my 100th post. It may not seem like much to some; but it symbolizes so much for me.
While the very special first birthday post went up on Charly’s actual birthday; I thought her first birthday party deserved a post as well. And just for you mommies, I’m adding in a full review of the venue we used as well.
I can’t believe it has been a year since I was here. I want to reflect on the year gone by for me, but for today I am just going to focus on my beautiful baby girl.
I can’t believe we are at the end of January already! This year is flying by faster than I would like. It seems in my head though that I am waiting for Charly’s first birthday and the new year only fully starts for me then. An odd feeling, but it is distinctly there, like I’m holding my breath and waiting for life to start ticking over again.
Christmas is my very favourite time of year and this Christmas was even more important for me because it was our Charly girl’s first! And it certainly didn’t disappoint
I’m sorry for my scarcity. As it seems many of my fellow bloggers have, I mostly switched off over the holiday season. I look forward to sharing the story and pictures of our angel’s amazing first Christmas. I wanted my first post for 2015 to be positive and focused on all the good that I hope for in 2015, but things have gone a little sideways and so I am unable to put what I want to into it.
I am feeling blessed today. No specific reason, because it’s actually been a really tough couple of weeks, but today I just feel lucky and happy.
My poor baby, and by extension our little family, just can’t catch a break!! Charly has been impossible for about 10 days; as usual we blamed teething, even though she won’t let us look in her mouth. Something still seemed off though, so I took her to the GP to get checked out. Turns out she has fluid on the eardrum and the start of an ear infection.