Thursday, December 17, 2015

We are in Texas!

I feel like we've fallen off the grid - I've got so much catching up to do! Joanna was about 4 weeks old when we sold our home and moved into grandma's house temporarily. 5 more weeks and we found ourselves in Texas. It's been a whirlwind of a journey (a successful one at that)... but it's still been pretty hectic. I'm happy to report that we are all moved into our new Texas home (another temporary rental until we figure out exactly where we want to plant some roots) and just focusing on spending time together as a family before we all head back to work and daycare next month. 

Planning our move to Texas started back in June when I was offered my dream job at 7 months pregnant. My heart jumped for joy while the little voice in my head said, "How in the world are we going to pull this off?" Brad has been extremely supportive since day one. Once we decided we were moving, every time I questioned how we were going to get through X, Y or Z ... He'd reassure me that we'd find a way to make it work. 

I've been thinking a lot about blogging since we've been here. But after a day of unpacking, settling in or just enjoying our new town... I am pooped! We lay the baby down to sleep, and all I can think about is what I have to do before my head hits the pillow too - wash bottles, clean the kitchen, finish laundry... #thestruggleisreal

I've got lots of things I want to write about! The homemade peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats grandma and I made the puppies before we left, my pumping journey to build a freezer supply of breast milk before I head back to work, overcoming mastitis at 2.5 months post partum, my efforts in starting running again... but most of all, I really want to write about my decision to get rid of my personal scale - because with how busy life can get, who needs to define their happiness with a number on a scale?

I spent 6 hours at my new office today meeting with my new manager about my new role when I return from maternity leave in January. I had a great day and the time spent at the office really helped me mentally prepare myself for what's to come. I am really excited to take on this new position! But as soon as I got home to my baby, the rush of how much I missed her just slapped me in the face. I literally spent the rest of the evening nursing, talking, bathing and cuddling with her. It made me realize that I need to become the most efficient possible version of myself when I'm at work. It also made me accept that I'll probably be sleeping a little less than I currently do. Oh sleep, how I'm going to miss you. 

For now, I'll leave you with this moment in time... Her and I thoroughly enjoying our warmth before bedtime <3


xo
Stephanie

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