motherhood real life

The year of the Baby- A {mom}-day post

How can you be disappointed with this face?
I have to admit, having 5 children was not in our plan.  We were really happy with 4.  
Content even.
Said goodbye to baby stuff, got rid of said baby stuff and made grand plans for the future.
Then our plans changed. 😉  
It has taken some adjusting.  I’ll be honest and say that I have not very gracefully let go of the grand plans I made almost 2 years ago.  I have pushed and pulled and cried and tried to find some way to not let this detour derail all my work.
Then, last week, I had a chance to visit with some friends.  A friend told me that her friend called the year after giving birth “The Year of the Baby.”  And in that one simple sentence my perspective was flipped.  
Years will come when I will have the time and freedom to make all the grandiose plans my heart desires.  But I only have 12 short months to soak up all this toothless gorgeousness.  Only 12 months to work for giggles, cuddle sleepy eyelids and kiss and love this fresh smelling sweetness.
Even as I write this, I have a 4 year old sleeping on the sofa next to me running a fever.  I feel motherhood calling me.
So, I might be back tomorrow, it might not be until Friday. I will be around, but if time passes and you don’t hear from me, now you’ll know why.  I’m either soaking up this babyhood, or sleeping.
P.S.  This week is our Point of View reveal.  Hopefully I’ll have time to come back and introduce the year to you properly, but this month’s theme is Door.  If you want some fabulous ideas- you can check out my Pinterest board here.  You can tell I’m loving bold colors, can’t you?  I wonder if it would be too much for the basement to have multicolored doors?  hmmmm….

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  • Michele Pacey
    January 22, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Year of the Baby… Definitely! Enjoy it while it's here because it will evaporate before your very eyes.

  • Gwen @ Gwenny Penny
    January 23, 2013 at 12:28 am

    She is getting so big, Amy! And she's super cute to boot 🙂

    You know we share the same struggle balancing motherhood with our own dreams. Glad to hear you're making peace with yours 🙂 Great perspective.

  • SiskiyouSue
    January 27, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    "Year of the baby" is a great way to look at it… and there will still be time for your dreams. I'm 61, and amazed at how much time I had for my own dreams once the kids were not babies any more. Hang in there.