I’m Baaack….

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas filled with lots of family, fun and festivities.  It’s been a LONG time since my last post.  I’d been debating getting back to blogging, and the shoutout from This Dusty House a few weeks ago spurred me into action.

The reason for my absence?  About 16 weeks ago I went from this…

40 weeks (8 days before the big day)

40 weeks (8 days before the big day)

To this…

A month or so later

A month or so later

Just after labour day weekend (literally… my contractions started late at night on the Monday), P and I welcomed our son into the world.

It’s been a busy, crazy, amazing 16 weeks.  16 WEEKS!?!?!?  I’d say where does the time go, but I know.  Because 16 weeks later, my little bug has grown so much…

There’s a lot to share about the past 16 weeks, so there will be no shortage of blogging material!  The question will be when I will manage to fit in the time to write.  I’m in awe of all the blogging moms out there who have managed to post in the first few months after the arrival of their little ones.  Kudos to you all!

Another reason for my long absence is that I was debating how much to share about our baby boy.  This is a public blog and it will be a long time before he will have the awareness to decide whether he wants to be a part of it.  A timely post on Little House Blog and the comments on it helped to solidify my opinion.  While I will share posts on my experiences with motherhood, personal details or direct photographs of our son will not appear on this blog.  Everyone has their own comfort level, and while I love seeing photos of babies on other blogs (and showing off my son), I’m just not comfortable sharing him in this type of forum.

The last 4 months have been a whirlwind of excitement and I can’t wait for the adventures ahead for us in 2013.  Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!!!