I may be smiling in the picture, but I am definitely reaching the impatient stage of pregnancy. The beached whale, varying state of discomfort, nesting like a mad-woman part. Thankfully David is tolerating my crazy as best as can be expected, and these past couple weeks of holidays have been such a blessing. Having the long weekends with David home has not only been a huge help, but it has been so amazing to have these last couple long weekends as a family of three before everything changes.
With the new year comes time for reflection and time to plan for the year ahead. In years past, I have tackled everything from small goals to full-on resolutions. This year, I'm falling somewhere in the middle, with a couple simple goals and one big project.
As for the goals, my main objective for 2015 is survival. Life is about to change big time, and I have no intention of being overly ambitious. When Colin was born, and I transitioned into the role of stay-at-home mom, I was pretty hard on myself, convinced I could do it all. After joking throughout my first pregnancy that stay-at-home-parenthood was the equivalent of retirement, I ate my words. It was HARD, and I am sure that going from one to two kids will more than double the work. This time around, I am more mentally prepared for the insanity that lies ahead. And so my hope this year is to be conscientious of the hormonal minefield that lies ahead, be kind to myself and do my best to practice enough self-care to keep me functional and sane through the calendar year.
And the project!
This year, my goal is to take a photograph every day. Both to improve my actual photography skills and to be more mindful of the beauty in the everyday chaos of life with little ones. Rather than constantly updating this Friedbaby blog, I started a separate site where I'll be updating once or twice a week: Rachel Clicks 365
And with that, I wish you all a very sweet and happy new year, and a bit of cuteness to brighten your day. These photos are from my parent's visit over Christmas. We had a ton of fun with them here, and can't wait for their return (mostly because it means this BABY will be here!).
|The boo lip. Clearly he takes after his mama.|