Thursday, April 30, 2009

Casa dePaula....

We seem to have a bit of a cold/feeling weird issue on our hands. Isaac has been stuffy, coughing and rubbing his little ear for the past two days and now Marcus and I feel funky. We have an appointment to see Isaac's pediatrician today, so hopefully it isn't anything big and we can get this figured out lickady split. I've never spelled "lickady" before so I hope that is in the general vicinity. He was up at 5:30 AM today just singing and making all sorts of happy noises. The kid cracks me up...even at 5:30 in the morning when I'm still slightly cross eyed.

I think I would be full of ambition today if I didn't feel so stuffed up and drop dead tired. I wonder when I'm going to figure out how to get all my work done and keep the house semi clean? Never, you say? Bother...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I've had several friends tell me I need to send this picture into a baby photo contest. Not exactly sure how one does that, but I sure think it is pretty dern cute :) This was when Isaac was just a few weeks old and we were trying to master the art of breast feeding. No, Marcus' nose does not lactate, despite what he thinks.

Today is a little slow moving. Not sure why, but both Marcus and I are just slugging through. Might be related to the fact that Isaac was up at 1:30 AM and 4:45AM to eat last night. I was bragging about how he slept through the night on Sunday...spoke a little too soon. That seems to be the only night so far that he has slept though. I've been trying to recall what we did on Sunday that caused him to sleep so well. If I only had more sleep to actually think clearly we would be in business.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Time, Time, Time...

I'm a new mother. Wow, that's weird to write. I lived for 31 years before saying that and now adding 'mother' to my list of credits is an awe inspiring yet completely overwhelming world to live in. My husband and I welcomed Isaac Henry dePaula into the world on January 27th, 2009 and he is hands down the most amazing person I have ever met. At 13 weeks he already holds enough personality in his little finger than most do in a lifetime. I'm completely in love with this little man but I'm trying to make some order of my life since he entered into the picture.

Truth be told, the first few weeks were really difficult. Raging hormones turned me into a crazy woman (oh my poor husband) and then you mix in a heaping spoonful of no sleep and a dash of a crying newborn and you got yourself full fledged nut hut. Now that we have three months under our belt and Isaac is starting to sleep more, I'm starting to feel like I just might be among the living again. And that feels really good.

But the hard part right now is that word that I think every mother/woman/professional struggles with: balance. How in the world do I balance being a wife, raising our son, running a business, keeping the dogs from tearing the house apart, keeping the house semi-clean/organized, and find time for myself all at the same time? Right now I will have to say I can't do it all...not well at least. Maybe down the road I will feel like I have it under control and can "do it all" but right now, I don't feel that way at all. And I'm OK with that.

Here we go again...

This marks the third (yes, third) blog that I have started in the last three months. I think this one just might stick. I think I was trying to blog on something specific (like parenting) and I didn't have enough material or knowledge in (don't tell Isaac that) so I got bored with it. Oh well. I'll get up and try again.

I've been quite inspired over the last few days to create a new blog by reading some of my favorite blogs. Not so much in what they write about or how they write, but rather the dedication that they have and their desire to become better writers. That is what I want. I just read a quote from Sylvia Plath this morning that said, "The only paralyzing enemy for the writer is self-doubt." Amen, sister. So here I go.