February 13, 2012
In a nutshell
Okay, let’s see…the past eight months… I really didn’t mean to let it go this long, but every time I had a minute to sit down and write a post I never knew where to begin! So I guess I’ll backtrack a bit…
My maternity leave flew by in the blink of an eye (FYI, 12 weeks does NOT equal 3 months!) and before I knew it I was back at work. My last two weeks of leave were full of Irish visitors (literally, the last group left the day before I started back!) and we just barely managed to squeeze in A’s christening. My job (which deserves a post of its own) did not get any better once A arrived and I finally reached the point of misery where I was able to convince S that we needed to figure out a plan B.
So on November 1st I became a stay-at-home-mom/part-time freelancer and have loved every minute. It hasn’t been easy – finding the work, and finding time to do it – but we’ve got a good schedule going now and it seems to be working out. My mother comes over on Tuesdays and Thursdays and watches A so I can work (and even helps with my laundry and housework!) and I squeeze in my other hours while he’s napping on the other days. It seems to be working out, although S is still really anxious about the long term. Keeping our fingers crossed…
And in between then and now we took A on his first international flight (to visit his Irish family for Christmas), and I had gall bladder surgery in early January.
So now we’re just trying to catch up with other things that got put on the back burner…one of which is this blog!
A few weeks ago, I was trying to remember when something happened so I started poking through my blog archives and I realized how special it was to have my entire pregnancy documented. It made me really sad that I hadn’t kept up with my blogging and had missed out on the record of Aidan as a newborn. So I’m really going to try to make an effort to post more, mostly for my own posterity, but I know there will be plenty of stories to keep you all entertained. 😉
If anyone is even reading this, THANK YOU…I’ve missed you all. If you’re up to it, drop me a note to say “hey!” and let me know if you have a blog that I should be following. 🙂