That is a title of a blog post that I never, ever, ever thought I would be writing. It’s true. I remember just about 4 years ago, talking to a co-worker about his wife who stays home with their children. I specifically remember saying “that’s so great that she does that, but I could never do it.” Little did I know, that that would be my life not too long after.
So, it’s not a big deal that we’re starting our 2018 goals in mid-April, and are kind of considering the end of the year in August, right? I mean, after #BabyHam2018 arrives in August, it’ll be kind of crazy, and then next thing you know, it’ll be Thanksgiving and Christmas… essentially no time for major house projects.
So without further ado, here are our goals for things to finish this “year.” Please, hold us accountable hahaha.
We went over a month without blogging, which was definitely not the plan. Life got in the way, we were having so much holiday fun, visiting friends and family, and even taking a trip back down to Charleston, SC (I even stopped by our old house!… yes, the door was still yellow!) Here’s a beautiful shot from before we moved out because the one I sneaked and posted on Instagram of it when we were there was total CRAP. BUT, it did spark an interesting little conversation about whether or not you would go inside one of your old houses, whether asking to go in yourself, or being invited. What would you do? I was too scared!
Check out this hunk.
Now, that picture right there, is going straight into his senior yearbook 😉 Sorry bud, just paying it forward.
I got this Step2 Buggy from our local Facebook Resale page for $5 last year. This boy LOVES it. We take the dogs for a walk after dinner every night and he loves driving his car around the neighborhood. In fact, “a car!” has become one of his favorite phrases, as he insists on pointing out ALL of the cars on the road, and making all of the car sounds. Best $5 I’ve ever spent.
Connor is 1 year old today. I can’t believe it. I just can’t get over the fact that he didn’t exist before that, because it’s so hard to imagine life without him now. He has brought so much joy and a brand new meaning to our lives. It was a year of ups and downs and constant learning from triumphs and mistakes, but that’s parenthood, right?
So, I figured today, on his birthday, I’d share his birth story. Partly because I’ve been wanting to write it for so long, and this has forced me to. But also, because I absolutely love hearing and reading other’s birth stories (what mom doesn’t??) I want to be able to remember all of the details about that amazing moment that he entered this world and became our amazingly handsome and precious son. I wanted to get David to participate in this too, so a la “The Magnolia Story” style (it’s a cute little book, I totally recommend), if you see anything written in italics, that’s David talking.
I bought her that book as a Christmas stocking stuffer, so in a way this was my awesome idea.
So if you’re not interested in a super personal story, I don’t advise you to read on. I wanted to share it because I think it could be enjoyable and educational for other mamas. And because at Connor’s one year birthday, and the rest of my life, I can relive that experience through this story.
I’m not sure she really wants to relive ALL of it…