I know this post is not Disney related–I promise we will be back to the Disney goodness tomorrow–but I really wanted to sit and take a minute and reflect on some of the challenges and changes that have occurred in the four months since Squirt was born.
|Squirt in the hospital, one day old.|
I guess it would probably be easier to count the ways my life hasn’t changed in the past four months because pretty much nothing is the same. I still live in the same house, but it is now overrun with baby toys and swings and mats and books. I am still married to the same amazing man, but our conversations now revolve around our kid, even on our precious few date nights. I still work the same job, but I am now working part time and staying home part time. I still love Disney, but my park experiences are totally different traveling with an infant.
Basically, my entire life has been turned upside down since the arrival of our little one. In the beginning it was all I could do to make sure we were all fed, clothed, and rested. Now things are a little bit easier (it’s amazing what a difference a seven hour stretch of sleep can make!) and we are starting to have more fun. Squirt’s developing his personality–he loves laughing and grabbing his feet and bright colors and dancing–and it is seriously a miracle to watch this little guy grow into his own person.
I’m not going to lie, there have been times over the past four months that I didn’t think I was going to make it. I wondered what I had done to my life and how I was ever going to feel normal again. But those moments were few and fleeting. The moments that stick are the ones of overwhelming love and joy. And understanding why women are crazy enough to go through pregnancy and childbirth multiple times.
|Squirt last week before our Disneyland day trip.|
Given that this blog is about being a Disney Mom, Squirt is going to be a big part of my writing life here. And while I will mainly stick to the Disney theme, I think it is important for me to write about these moments–it’s how I reflect and process my emotions. I also want my readers to know who I am, as a person and as a mom. So when you see these Mommy Update posts, feel free to skip over them if they’re not your thing, I promise I won’t be offended (and I won’t really know, so there’s that). But if you are a new mom, or seasoned mom, or soon to be mom, and you want to share your own thoughts and experiences, please feel free to comment and share. I look forward to sharing my thoughts on momhood with you all.