A lot of things have happened since I last checked in. Let’s see. What has happened since Valentine’s Day. Well, my cousin Nicole came to visit me all the way from Argentina for a few weeks (it was our high school graduation gift to her) and we took a little trip to Chicago where I got to stay right off the Magnificent Mile, and visit Millennium Park for the first time. I had a beg bug infestation scare in my own home (a false alarm that sent me straight into panic/bawling mode). My parents came to see Gideon the day he was born, only Gideon had a plan of his own and my parents had to extend their stay. Gideon was born, of course. March 8th at 12:56 AM – a date and time I will never forget. My liver decided to stop working, and I went into eclamptic convulsions hours after he was born, and I proceeded to spend the first few days of Gideon’s life away from him in the ICU, getting blood transfusions and lots and lots of pain medications. The first two to three weeks of breastfeeding were a nightmare. The only reason I’m still a breastfeeding mother is only because I was surrounded with people that didn’t let me quit (you know who you are!). I have watched a human being in his most basic form grow and develop right before my eyes, day in and day out, into a smart, strong, sweet baby.
I don’t think I’ve ever been more changed between blog entries as I have been between February 14th and May9th. On February 14th I was a pregnant woman, and had no idea. Today, May 9th, I am a new mother who still has no idea. So really, all that’s changed is that my life now revolves around a baby. I always have no idea, and spend a great amount of time feeling around in the dark – hoping I’m getting somewhere. All I can say is that I’m glad God knows where He is going, because I rely on His hand through all this.
I don’t have the energy at this moment to delve into the depths of what motherhood means/is/seems like. But if I didn’t bite the bullet so to speak, and write this initial entry, it was never going to happen. Ever since Gideon was born, I knew I wanted to reopen my blog, and gear it towards everything in my life from reviewing different products I use with him, to rambling on and on about whatever is on my mind at any point in time.
I actually have a notepad sheet full of ideas of blog entries, and I’m really excited to get cracking. But not tonight. Tonight Daniel and I are going to enjoy our little bowl of ice cream, TV show reruns, and a decent bedtime.
For now, here’s a picture of Daniel and Gideon getting some quality tummy time in.
I’ll be back soon so don’t go too far! ^.^