Nothing quite like it. I have not left the house much during the day for these past couple weeks. This child care business is for real! I have had the chance to go meet my mom on Mondays and Fridays for lunch, though. A few shots from our lunch hour outing on Friday.
If my daughter is ever in a relationship like I have with this website.... I will not be pleased. I am quite neglectful when it comes to this page, but oh well. I am back, and taylortholen.com accepts me with open arms because that is our dynamic.
Pam and I had a kid! Betsy Kay Tholen was born in February and has changed everything. I feel like I am in a new club now that has a shared experience of trauma, joy, fear, excitement, nervousness, stress, but mostly total LOVE. If you'd like to see some picture of her I'll give you some options. #dailyBetsyfix on instagram or facebook is a good place to start. I also bought her name as a domain because of some sort of tech geek nesting instinct. It wasn't the only one I bought. It's like a weird tech land grab... hard to explain.
Seven and a half weeks have now passed and Pam went back to work today. I am taking the next couple weeks to stay home with Betsy and have a few goals for myself when I am home. One of which is to chronicle our days on this site, because I actually have something to write about. I also discovered an old pal who has been writing a blog and I'd be lying it I didn't admit that it sparked this a little as well. Nicely done kimBERLY.
Day one of this experience is today. Pam got off to work and I didn't get washed over with nearly as much panic as I thought I might. I have changed some diapers, fed the little lady, played with her some (although I am likely just entertaining myself), and TRIED to get a few things done. Not much extra time really. I just put Betsy down for a nap and should probably be using this brief time for a shower or other things but here I am.
More on this later.....