I should clarify to say that I am far from super-woman, but have been blessed with an extremely easy baby who is already able to sleep 8 or 9 hours at a stretch, and, after the first few weeks of loud protest at being anywhere but in my arms, is now content to be in her bouncy chair/swing/blanket on the floor while I use the bathroom or other I-didn't-realize-the-five-minutes-for-this-was-a-luxury tasks. So, I'm genuinely extremely thankful for my baby and my husband, yet admittedly struggling a little bit with pride over how well things are going. Case in point, when we forgot about a church meeting we were supposed to attend, I had to bite my tongue from a defensive reply when one of the committee members said "isn't parenthood fun!?" (We were actually quite well rested, and attending a dinner at a friend's house with a happy baby in tow, having brought brownies made from scratch). Whoops. And now, instead of bragging just to that one woman, I'm bragging to the whole internet. Double whoops.
I maintain that 99% of my success is an easy baby, and 1% is my motivation and ability to operate on very little sleep. And 100% of both of those are God-given, so really none of it is about me! Needless to say, I'm really into the whole thankfulness theme right now!
This should be no surprise, since my blogging pre-baby was also extremely sporadic, but I don't know what my plans are for here. Some days I think I'll do a full revival, and other days I'm pretty content with just leaving it until random inspiration strikes. Justin and I aren't really fans of having tons of Anna's pictures posted online, so it won't be going the "family blog" direction (although that's certainly not a judgement on those who do that, just not what will work for us!), and yet I feel guilty spending time writing about some little house project when there's something far more important in my life! So, stay tuned for whatever it is that will come :)
Here's one close-up of Anna, since it would be a tease to not include anything besides her Halloween get-up.
P.S. Since I don't write much these days, tide yourselves over with my favorite blogger in one of her favorite pieces. Perhaps the reason I'm such a fan is that it's called "Moms of Young Children, The Time to Thrive is Now."
P.P.S. I wanted to note that my baby apparently thinks she's a teenager. She regularly won't go to bed until well past 11 pm, and I've had to wake her up on more than one occasion for a noon engagement. :) Needless to say she's still asleep this morning!