This is my 100th post
When I started this blog in April, I did not really think about what would happen when I got to the 4 month, 5 month, 6 month mark. And though I have not been able to post as much in the last few weeks (crazy times at work these days), I am excited that this is my 100th post.
I started this blog to keep track of my daughter. I started this blog because I have never been very good at keeping a journal and I wanted to remember some of the most special things that happened during the first year of my LadyBug’s life. I started this blog because in my life, I am quick to forget many of the normal activities and mundane parts of life that are all too easy to forget. Though I have had a little trouble
lately finding interesting things to post about – perhaps it is the 6 month doldrums (I heard that happens), perhaps it is a bit of slowness on the life front, perhaps there is just so much going on that it is hard to find the time to craft a post even worthy of bring read, but regardless, I feel so proud that I have come this far. I feel so pleased that I have been able to spend time working on this blog so that I have a record of my world during this, the first several years of my girl’s life. I am also pleased that there are people who I have met in the blogosphere that I truly consider to be friends now. It is great to know that there are people out there in cyberspace that are interested in what I have to say and that are interested in a little slice of my life.
My LadyBug is 14 months and 3 days old. She loves to dance and she cannot get enough of music. She loves to read books and her favorite foods currently are eggs, beef empanadas, spinach and artichoke quiche and grapes. She sleeps like a champ and she gives the best hugs. She loves to cuddle in bed with Papa and me before we all great ready for the day and she has figured out how to make Mineudo play out of my cell phone in ways that I cannot even figure out. She has never really watched TV, but last week she watched a little of the women’s final of the US Open tennis tournament and she was ENAMORED so I think that she might be a tennis fan.
LadyBug definitely gets easily frustrated, but she is also very predictable. She is currently going through a Mama-centric phase (which I definitely love a little) and there is nothing better than watching her smile.
Aside from the fact that LadyBug is (so far) growing into quite a lovely creature right before our eyes, we are also growing into quite lovely parents. Every day is still a surprise and every day I am thinking about how I want to deal with new and sometimes-challenging parenting opportunities, but I think that as a team, Papa and I are doing a great job. And our love for each other continues to grow. Together, we are loving and fun and we have set necessary boundaries and we are as consistent as possible. Lady Bug seems to be thriving well in our environment, and we still have time to spend together, which is such a god send. I know that just because we are doing well now does not mean that we will be doing well when she is 4 or 12 or 16 but right now, I am thrilled to be tending to our little family. I am honored to be providing the water and the food and the love to make the family grow and I feel so honored that I am able to use this blog as a place to share my experiences and express my fears and challenges.
I cannot believe that this is my 100th post. Here is to 100 more interesting things to discuss – 100 more conversations that are worth having and 100 more things that LadyBug does that I want to remember and highlight on these pages. Thank you for reading this blog over the last few months, I hope you will stick around.