Things that Change with a Baby
Life with a baby isn’t even describable. People tell you that it’ll be different, but you don’t believe it until you experience those first few weeks. All I could think was, “Can I really do this?”
Well I guess now you know- my little man is finally here! If you remember my first blog about my “life changer“, then you knew it was coming. But I wanted to share how this experience has changed me.
Things that Change:
You may already know this about me, but I love schedules. I like to make them, adhere to them, and complete them. It’s probably why I love event planning so much. But you know who doesn’t like schedules? Newborn babies. Austin Jeremy “AJ” arrived a whole month early. If that’s not the perfect example of not allowing for scheduling, I don’t know what is. After our baby was born, everything was so focused on him. He had new schedules. We had to alter our expectations. I had to set different priorities. Through these changes I’ve learned to let go and grow along side with my son.
Thankfully, I have my husband to help me and keep me on track. In fact, Albert had to remind me the other night that it was our date night. Before AJ made his big debut, we would go out every Tuesday for date night. We never missed a Tuesday and I always anticipated it. It was fun to plan, dress up (or down), go out, and spend time just the two of us. With a new baby, I didn’t think it was possible to have date nights. Albert told me that we didn’t have to go out to make it a date night. All we needed was to intentionally spend time together. That night we had our first date night with AJ. We simply sat and talked, and it was perfect. This changed my perceptions of how things need to be and how they could be.
Every day I think I have this whole baby-thing down. And every day something changes and I realize I don’t have it and I’m learning something new. The truth is though, that with AJ in my life, he’s already changed me for the better. What I didn’t know was that we would all transition together. Before, I thrived on constant work… and I loved it! Yet even with him being here for just a month, I’ve gained such a new perspective. Right now, I want to make time for Albert and AJ – our new family.
Post Published on March 6, 2013. Photos by Caroline Tran.