Hi! I’m still here! It’s just that my hands have been too busy with a baby to type up a blog post lately
First impressions of parenthood: So amazing. So exhausting! But such an incredible experience that I’m still in awe of. You really can’t put it into words. And really, you don’t have time to :). Nursing, diapering, swaddling, and snuggling has been a 24/7 operation over the past two weeks. I never really believed people when they told me I wouldn’t have time to shower with a newborn. After many missed showers over the past 14 days, I totally understand now!
The second best thing to having a baby is having a support team to help. Anthony was able to take some time off of work, is doing a great job as a dad, and has mastered the art of swaddling. My mom came and stayed with us last week, holding down the kitchen and also holding Alice so that I could sneak in a couple hours of sleep! Here’s just one of many meals she cooked (yes, it’s been nice to have a glass of wine here and there )
On top of that, we’ve had a bunch of friends stop by with flowers, meals, and (most importantly for me) company and conversation. Since we left the hospital I’ve basically been home bound so it’s been nice to have guests come bring news and treats from the outside world
I have made it outside a few times for a walk, though! Luckily the weather has been nice too. That’s a tree in bloom behind me — is this a sign of early spring?!
Side note: We’ve really loved the Uppababy Vista stroller in case anyone is in the market. The suspension leaves a bit to be desired on the bumpy East Nashville sidewalks but the bassinet attachment is awesome! Perfect for newborns. I haven’t examined the running stroller market yet but if you have recommendations let me know in the comments section
Also for the comments section: What do you want me to write about over the next few weeks? I obviously won’t be running for some time and scenes from my rocking chair might get old after a while Hoping to pop in at least once a week for the next month or so, and then maybe we’ll be back running and on a regular schedule sometime in March or April. Thanks for following along!