Friday, January 21, 2011

Because of a Book

I have been inspired to change my blogs layout.
I am reading this book.

A book that has jumped into my soul and is reading my wants.

I am a new mother. I am the mother or 4-1/2 month old MAx. MAx is AMAZING! There is nothing I won't so for this little boy. I will bend over backward, feed him, change his diapers, hold him when he wants me.
At what point did I feel I needed to no longer just be a mother but I needed to become the perfect specimen of Mother Nature.

Poser: My Life in twenty-three yoga poses by Claire Dederer

This story speaks of the wants: breastfeeding, babywearing, co-sleeping, using only cloth diapers, eating/drinking/wearing only organic. Women who need to keep an immaculate home, be a Top Chef, and bring home a paycheck while working full time. The true nature of attachment parenting; the storys of friends who practice this form child rearing. The idea that mothers try to out-do each other by announcing what their children eat, where they go to school, to what kind of homemade knitted hat their little one wears. Then there's the truth, the family that decides to stop, they use formula, store bought diapers, the mother doesn't truly knit...

I have noticed some things have started changing in my house. My little boy is starting to eat food. Oatmeal and bananas for breakfast, some sweet potatos for dinner, and hopefully he'll get the hang of those 6-8oz bottles soon. Those bottles that are becoming filled with formula as we start to ween MAx off breastmilk. As I stop Pumping. I have guilt about these things; I am reading that mothers have guilt. However, there are some happy points to life. This woman Claire Dederer discoved the good stuff through Yoga. I miss Yoga. I read and become inspired to once again take back a little bit of my life. I still love MAx, I will do everything I can to keep him happy and healthy. It's just that I would like to join him in this adventure.

If this little dity has inspired anyone to pick up a copy: Happy Reading!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

It's been a long day

Last night Charlie and I decided it was time to introduce Max to New York City... Well part of it anyway.

We got on the train this morning a little after 9:30am and arrived at Grand Central a little before noon. After a quick ride on the green line we arrived at our first destination. The Apple Store. I needed a new phone, mine sadly died.

Then off to Brewster's in Gramercy Park for some sushi. Soon we were joined by Lauren and had a fantastic time.

We caught the 7:05pm and are headed home. Max's first NYC adventure was a true success. I think we had a good time.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

First Day Back at Work

And I come hone to this. Yesterday was the first day back to work, outside of the home. Good thing I only left them for 5 hours; could you imagine the state of things in another hour?

Sunday, January 9, 2011

First Family Snow Days of 2011!

Having at Three day weekend is just wonderful. Friday was the first snow day of 2011. Charlie didn't have to go to work, he did however have to shovel the driveway. Asher even helped a little...

Today some of my cousins came over and took advantage of the sledding on the hill in our back yard. I think they had a pretty good time...

After the fun was over we all came inside for some peanut butter bars and hot cocoa. I think even Max enjoyed the day.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Here's to the New Year

As the decorations come off the Christmas Tree I find myself thinking back to January 1, 2010. I was newly married celebrating my first New Year with my New Husband; it is also the day my Husband and I found out we were expecting our first child. It was a shock, but it was wonderful news. I never could have imagined my life as it is now. Things are so different from how they once where. I always new I wanted to have children, but now I am so happy to be a mother. My life couldn't be better. This year I have dreams for the future. I can't even imagine how life will be different in another year. I look forward to everyday more now that I ever have before. So as this years memories get packed away I look forward to next years adventures and I treasure each one to come.
Happy New Year!