We have doctor's appointments for M, T, and me, as well as errands like prescription pickup and grocery shopping. I can't drive until I stop taking pain meds. I can't stop taking pain meds until it stops hurting. So we do everything, "all four together", which is kind of nice, but also means neither adult can "tag out".
Not unexpected, and thankfully being on maternity leave frees me up to think about nothing else than what's going on here at home. Our second time with a newborn has been easier, mainly because my expectations of "getting things done" are low. And this one sleeps and eats better than I expected (sleep gods, don't strike me down).
|gratuitous baby picture. blanket knit by my mom!|
While I was thinking about not much else besides our day-to-day routine, two awesome things happened.
Today I got email from a BlogHer editor telling me they are featuring one of my older posts about contentment on their front page. Woot! I still love me some external validation.
But even bigger and MORE exciting than that was an email I got last night as I was trying to convince myself to spend a little time in the craft room before falling into bed.
Create magazine, part of the gorgeous Northridge Publishing family, wants to publish a project I submitted!! I sent in the photos months ago, but since I hadn't heard from them, I figured they didn't want it. I was a little sad, but honestly, not surprised since this was the first mini scrapbook album I've made on my own.
But they want to publish it in March! I need to send it in this month, with some additional info. This is one of the items on my Mondo Beyondo list. I honestly was going to give up on this one, partly because of the lack of time I have right now to focus on crafting, but also because of some customer service issues I've been having with Northridge regarding my subscription.
But when I got the email requesting my project, I just couldn't say no. It's on my dream list! The album itself is very special to me - it's a list of all the qualities I want to have as a mama, kind of a scrapbook version of a "vision board". So you can be sure I'll be taking a ton of photos of it just in case it doesn't come back to me.
So to quote John Lennon, "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."
Update: One more awesome thing I forgot to mention - BabyM weighs 7lbs today, which is 3 oz more than her birthweight. Which also means we don't need to wake her to eat. Woohoo!
Now your turn. Tell me about an unexpected good thing in your life!