So has anyone noticed any changes around here other than the blog banner? I feel like a new person lately. Apparently 6 months is a magical changing point with babies. Or maybe 6 months is just how long it took me to figure out this whole "parenting a newborn and toddler" thing. Suddenly, I can count on getting a solid night of sleep - every night. I can count on having some quality "mommy and Poppy" time while Sam naps in the morning. I can count on getting stuff done around the house while both of the babies sleep in the afternoon (or maybe I just sit around and watch reality tv and surf the net, but I have every intention of getting stuff done around the house). (Do people still say "surf the net"?) Marc and I enjoyed our first date night, just the two of us, in OVER A YEAR! Breastfeeding, which at various points over the past 6 months has been the most difficult thing I have ever done, is now actually enjoyable. I am back to my pre-pregnancy weight (although, apparently my body will never be the same, but I'm ok with that). I can count on a few hours to talk to Marc uninterrupted before we go to bed. I can read books without falling asleep after the second page! It feels like it took a long time to get here, but now that I am here, I absolutely love it.
Now that I am a new woman, I am planning on making a few changes with my blog. I've had this blog for almost 4 years, and I have always made it a point to only write about things that have to do with Poppy or Sam. I've never really blogged about any of my interests, what I'm reading, about work or hobbies. I think I might start writing a little bit about myself. Does that sound selfish? I'm ok with that if it does. Of course I will primarily still write about Poppy and Sam and the things we do together as a family, but just don't be surprised if you start seeing a little more "me" in my posts from now on.