I’m probably really only going to get a few minutes of typing time, since baby has already been out for about an hour. (YAY BABY WEARING!)I wasn’t sure about continuing this blog after baby. My recovery was much longer and more intense than anticipated. (Thanks, C-Section. Maybe I’ll write about that someday, but not yet.) Babies take up a LOT more time and attention than I expected, and apparently the scheduled-nap-time-thing doesn’t really kick in for another month or two, unless you’re fantastically lucky. (My little one loves cat naps… huzzah.) Add in fully breastfeeding, watching our 50 lb pup who realized “Hey, I can jump the fence and go MEET the postman!” and trying to find a free ten minutes to shower… Let’s leave at that we have been lucky to have clean underpants in this house before I realize we’re out (or someone tells me “I ran out this morning!” when we’re about to go to bed… not that that ever happens).
But now, just in the past week or so, things have started calming down. Around Christmas, which I find funny since that’s usually everyone’s craziest time, but not here. It’s busy, but it’s happy. I LOVE Christmas. Decorating, baking, mailing out cards, buying/wrapping gifts, all of it has never felt like a chore to me. I find so much joy in picking out things I know my loved ones might enjoy unwrapping on Christmas Day, imagining the smiles on their faces. I love decorating, wrapping gifts, packing them up, picking out cute Christmas stamps for envelopes, picking out cards (I was nuts enough to hand-stamp mine this year… again, YAY BABY WEARING!!!) And somehow with all of the Christmas bustle, everything in our house started to have a routine again.
It’s not solid, it’s not exactly the same everyday, but there is a hint of the same daily routine each day now. It helps that baby is sleeping through the night now, but I think it’s also that amid all of the Christmas chores, a lot of the routine house-chores also got done.
We had to put up the Christmas tree, so the living room got cleaned both before and after that happened.
We had to figure out Christmas meals and treats to bake, so we got menus and grocery shopping done for several weeks at once.
Little things like that moved us along to get the daily-routine chores done, and once they were done one time, it was easier to get them done almost every day. (Not every single day all the time… I mean, we have an infant, duh.)
So I started thinking about this blog again. I hadn’t checked it in however old my kid is plus a few weeks, so at least three months. And I wasn’t inclined to check it.
When lo and behold I saw on my iPhone… a WordPress notification.
“Honey, I have a WordPress thingy!” I exclaimed to my husband. Then followed a quick conversation explaining to him that a thingy was a notification, which was notifying that I had *gasp* a comment.
It was on an older post, from (I think) before we moved across the country. But it was a comment! And it was friendly, and fun, and let me know that, apparently, new people are somehow finding me. Stats revealed that yup, I was getting a lot of views, daily, even though I was writing absolutely nothing.
So hubby and I had a little chat about the blog. How I really enjoy writing, how I like tweaking the blog to be more user-friendly, finding topics to write about. I’ve decided that I’m going to keep the blog going. Of course since there is an infant in the mix, it probably won’t be as regular as I’d like (though really, was it ever?) But the blog lives on, probably with a lot more mommy-centric topics!
Read on, enjoy, know that long spans between posts doesn’t mean I’m gone, and please let me know if there are any topics you’d like to see me tackle, Disney or not!