Friday, January 10, 2014

New Addition Takes Life in New Direction

2013 was by far the best year of my life. I was able to start making jewelry and learned some very cool techniques. It was an awesome feeling to find a new outlet for my creativity and one I could share with other people, not to mention make a few bucks on the side. It was also the best year because of the birth of my son, Eli.
Eli James, My Little Guy

 I never thought I would be a mother, but here I am, two months into it and still freaking out.
So many people told me being a parent would change my life. I never doubted that, how could it not change my life? Being responsible for another life, well, I don't think there is a bigger responsibility than that of being a parent. I have never felt so much love and fear at the same time.
Hold the baby, feed the baby, love the baby, change the baby, bathe the baby, its a vicious cycle.
Now, don't get me wrong, I love being a mother, but this is hard! I know mothers everywhere are laughing right now because they have been there and felt the same things. It amazes me how much I can actually handle. I am running on no sleep, crap for food and I can't remember the last time I showered.
Me, day two home from hospital, getting ready
to down a pain pill. :-)
 Sure, I have my husband to help, but he can only do so much. And I have to tell you, every time he complains about being tired, I have the strongest urge to punch him in the face. KABOW! LOL But seriously, he has been a doll. That's another thing about becoming parents, I don't know if I could love my husband any more than I do now that I have watched him be a father.
Chad and Eli, Father and Son

Since Eli has been with us, I have learned so much about myself and have begun to analyze my life in ways I never have before.
As I take this new direction with this new addition it stands to reason this blog will move in a new direction. I hope everyone enjoys the journey and don't worry, I will still do some fashion posts as well as posts on life, parenting and general musings.
Well, here we go! Crazy little thing called life!
Welcome to the world Eli James