We call it, "Fridays in the 'View," a play on the name of the city we live in. We love to enjoy our walkable community and all it has to offer. Since having our son, we spend many Friday nights taking a stroll around town, grabbing a bite to eat and enjoying each other's company. It's pretty low-key, but it gives us a chance to slow down and reconnect after what are typically busy work-weeks.
We recently had our first family vacation, which we turned into a road trip. Driving around the country ended up being the most fun part of our entire vacation! We took a lot of breaks, and stopped whenever we thought there was something cool to see. This allowed for a lot of "firsts," for our son - first road trip, first bite of ice cream, first baseball game, first hike, and so on.. sometimes the journey is better than the destination.
I write about my experiences as a new mama on my blog- http://www.thegreekbride.com!
Relax - nothing is permanent. The sleepless nights, the crying; it doesn't last forever, but neither do the all the fun little things too. Savor every minute and just remember you are doing a great job.
How patient and laid back I could be. I am typically a very Type A, on-the-go person, but ever since having my son, I've learned to slow down and realize that there is always tomorrow. Nothing will ever be as important to me than my sweet boy, so things that would have bothered me before seem so miniscule now.
More of a funny birth story but - my entire pregnancy my baby was projected to be average in size. Long story short, he was anything but average and I needed to have a C-Section unexpectedly. Once he finally entered the world, the Doctor looked at him and the first words that came out of her mouth was, "Oh my goodness!"
Unsure of what she meant, my husband asked, "Is that a good or bad 'Oh my goodness'"? Needless to say, it was a, "Good, 'Oh my goodness'", but her reaction came from how big our boy was-- a whopping 10.7 lbs! Being that our son was born on January 2, my husband made the joke, "He must be the biggest baby of the year," and the doctor replied, "He's the biggest baby we've seen in the last 6 months...".
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