Our home has been filled with more love and chaos than ever before, but we’re doing well. All five of us are doing really, really well. It feels so good to say that after there was so much uncertainty brewing just before Beau was born.
During our fifth year of marriage, our family expanded to encompass five people and our first born turned five years old. I don’t believe in coincidence so much as I understand that fate is as real as it is evident. So while Justin and I were scratching our heads wondering how we would learn to accommodate a growing family during the stress that is dental school, we have been nothing but pleasantly surprised.
Beau is a dream baby. He’s joyful when he’s awake and peaceful when he sleeps. At nearly 10 weeks old, he is communicating with us through little coos and sweet, happy little hollers. He’s almost on a sleeping schedule that involves me getting much more sleep than I ever did with the first two. Aside from getting little work done and neglecting my home here on this site, we are moving right along, living this life that we have been so blessed with.
On the outskirts of this blessed nest we’ve woven, there are a few things happening in our professional lives that are really quite exciting.
Justin was offered a job with an option to buy the practice in Northern California after he graduates, which means we’re 98% sure that we’ll be moving back home come May, 2013. As you can imagine, this news had me a fit of overwhelming tears and pride for my husband. He is one magnificent man who has realized this big dream of his, despite the odds against us.
Things are growing and changing with my business and blog as well. You may have noticed the addition of a few new icons under my header for California and Toronto. I’ve decided to bring on my friends Melissa and Stephanie to share their lives with children in their own cities. I, for one, have been fascinated with the way mothers raise their children in different areas of the world since my life changed so drastically with our move. It felt like a natural addition to this blog, and I hope that you like it as well.
I’ve added a few new hats to my gig as a SAHM/WAHM etc. etc.:
As you may or may not know, I’m managing the social media for a parenting app called RedRover. If you aren’t familiar, check it out. It’s super helpful and fun to use. In addition to that, starting this month I will be regularly contributing to Bravado! Design’s blog</a>. My first contribution over there was one that I’m very proud of, Beau’s birth story. I’m also contributing to Lansinoh’s blog, On Cloud Mom and Giggle Gab City Mom. I’d love to have you take a peek, as I’m happy to have found specific forums to talk about my journey in breastfeeding and city life.
The biggest news of all came as a surprise and huge honor: I will be speaking at the Mom 2.0 Summit in May of this year! I am just beyond BEYOND thrilled about it. This is a conference that tops the list of must-see events in the blogging and female entrepreneur world, and I’m still baffled when I see my face amongst the speaker list. I’m amongst women that I have the utmost admiration and respect for. Just beyond.
Lots to be thankful for. I have lots to say but so very little free arms to say it. I’m finding myself in a transition period where I can see that there will be more free time for me to write on the horizon, but I’m trying to focus three things in particular. Most of all, snuggling this little one before he grows big enough to crawl away from me.
Thank you for being a part of this journey with me. I seriously don’t think I could have managed without having you to share our life, trials and tribulations with.