Thursday, January 08, 2009
Evey turned 4 months old a few days ago, and I am still in awe of how fast she is growing. She grabs for food, hair, anything. She wants to start eating real food right now, but we will have to wait awhile. It will be hard if she has either Ryan or I's patience!
I have been trying to fill in her baby book the past few weeks, to get "caught up". It has areas for my reflections on this and that after her birth and I think I was in so much of a blur I didn't really have time to be reflective. If anything I can always just tape a cute photo of her over the hard questions!!
I am looking forward to this year. I am trying to truly dedicate myself to being a present parent, and not try to multitask too much at her expense. (i.e. keeping her up too late to watch the end of CSI) I have also (mostly) decided that I am going to set aside my professional organizing dreams for awhile, probably even not renew my professional association membership this year. It is a hard decision, because the Professional Organizers in Canada Conference is in Calgary this fall, and I could write my trained professional organizers exam. I just don't want to stretch myself thin trying to study for it, plus we REALLY don't have much extra money around for me to have memberships and certificates that I won't be using for a long while. If that career is really meant to be, it will still be around when I am a little more "trained" as a parent, and have reliable child care for days I have clients.
Best of luck to all in 2009.