Monday, July 26, 2010

I'm finally giving in...

Well friends, here I go with my very first blog post. My little Evie turned 6 months last Saturday. I realized, yet again, that almost everything I have been told by adults throughout my life has been correct. For instance: money doesn't grow on trees, nice guys make the best husbands, pregnancy is not glamorous, sleep is wonderful, and kids grow up wayyyyy too fast. It's ironic that I am only now realizing that the adults were right...now that it's too late to learn from their experiences because I've already had my own. I committed last night to believing everything adults tell me from now on. I wonder if that is a bad idea?

Anyway, my point is, Evie is growing up way too fast. I'm constantly torn between wanting to encourage her progress and wanting to freeze her in suspended animation so that she will never change. She can now roll over, sit up by herself, and scoot around the floor. In fact, she scooted all around the white carpet with a poopy diaper the other day. It left a few nice yellow streaks :)
She is such a sweet girl. She loves to cuddle and read/eat books, smile, laugh, growl, play with other babies, play the piano, and go on walks in her stroller. She is a good sport and tags along with most of our adult activities. The only difficult aspect she has brought into my life is the fact that she doesn't often feel like entertaining herself, which means that I either get nothing done, or must do things with a baby on my hip (which is just a fancy way of getting nothing done).

I always knew that I would enjoy being a mother, but I never imagined how much. 7 months ago I had a pretty clear idea of how I wanted things to go once the baby was here: I wanted to both work and be a mother. I didn't want my 6 years of college and 1 year of work experience as an RN to evaporate and be replaced by baby talk and housework - although, those have their place. Then Eve came along. 3 months after she was born, I returned to work. I started back part-time, then went to on-call, then went to on-call half shifts. I recently put in my 2 weeks notice and will no longer work at Timpanogos Hospital after August 6th. I'm reading a book called "Baby Signs" (how to teach your baby sign language), I subscribed to a recipe mailing list, and I started a blog. And you know what? I couldn't be happier. The adults have told me that there will come a time when I long to leave the house and my screaming kids, and perhaps then I will want to work here and there, but right now I just want to be with my daughter. I'm so glad that, for the time being, our situation allows me to do that.

So, here is a little video illustrating what I now do with my time. Happy 1/2 Birthday, Evie! (p.s. Sorry the video quality is so poor).

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8 comments:

  1. Eve is so beautiful! Welcome to the blog world and the stay at home mom world. :)

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  2. I'm so glad that you started a blog! Eve is the cutest thing ever!!

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  3. K, first of all, I really can't believe how big Evie is, and she is so dang cute I can't hardly stand it!!! I loved her eating the watermelon. Secondly, oh how I'm proud of you for starting a blog. Now you MUST post lots of pictures, and more videos. Also, congrats on putting in your two weeks notice. Hope you enjoy people a full-time mom now. Love yer guts. See you soon!

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  4. How cute :) You have such a beautiful little family. Welcome to blogging :)

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  5. Oh your baby is sooooo precious! Just like I always imagined! Good job you guys!

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  6. Oh my sweet little Evie Pie! I've said it once and I'll say it again. You could make money off of that child, she should be a baby gap model or something:)!!! I'm with Beck, keep up the posting, vidoes, pics, insights and all. LOVE IT! I love having a blog to remind me to take pics. Yay for putting in your two weeks. Isn't that the best feeling in the world? Congrats! Lets play soon!

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  7. Part of Esther is rebellion and curiosity!
    You are a great momther and a RN.
    Everything in its season :)
    As always, I want to devour Eve.

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  8. Um...I think that we are all ready for post number 2!

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