Thursday, November 19, 2009


So, this is the beginning. My first real, official blog. I love reading other people's blogs, and have wanted my own for a long time. A few of my friends recently started their own blogs, and I figured if they can do it, I can! So, let me give you a bit about where I'm coming from. If you read the about me section you already know I am 26 years old, have been married for 2.5 years, and have an almost 9 month old little boy.
So, here's what you don't know. My husband was from Wisconsin, and as I was itching to get out of small town Southern Illinois, I moved up there after we married. Well, it was freezing, winter was almost year around, and I had no real family there, so we finally moved back to Illinois in August of this year. And, here's where the gavel drops, we're living with my parents! I know, i know, lame, right? I never, ever thought I would be the type of person who would move in with my parents after I was an adult. But having a baby ten hours away from any helpful family member totally changed my mind. Kudos to all you moms who do it without the help of family, but I can tell you my life is so much more peaceful and enjoyable because I sometimes have a break from my baby. I can appreciate him so much more this way. I always looked down on moms who were always leaving their kids with other people, and I don't do it very often, maybe two or three times a week, but I absolutely understand now. So, there it is, my confession. Actually, my parents love the arrangement, my husband and I love it, and the baby loves it. So, the only thing I don't like about it is that I know other people will think the same way I used to think, and label me "LOSER". Oh well. I stopped living my life according to what other people thought in high school.

So, what else is there to say? I'm a stay-at-home mom, which I love. Another shocker. I never thought I would want to stay at home with my kids all day instead of having a "real" job, but having a baby changed me in so many ways. Nothing against moms who have to work, but if I had to go off and leave my baby at day care most of the day, I would feel so guilty. And I would miss out on so much, and I wouldn't be as close to him, and the list goes on. Of course the extra money sure would be nice, but some sacrifices are well worth it.
I guess I better save the rest of my rambling or I may have nothing to post tomorrow. One last thing I want to do before I close is list 3 things that I am thankful for. I absolutely love the Thanksgiving holiday, and would like to challenge myself and anyone reading this to be more thankful, so I'm going to try to list 3 blessing each day up to Thanksgiving. Today's list: 1. My wonderful husband, J, who is my support and my best friend; 2. My adorable son, Sam; 3. my incredible parents, I could not ask for better ones. They're awesome!