When people ask me how it is to be a parent, the most fitting answer I can give is "normal." Is it exciting? At first, absolutely! Is it hard? Not terribly once you adjust your schedule. Is it magical? Of course, but life in this country always has been. More than anything, it feels truly normal and natural to have this little one around. Life has simply continued on as always, except perhaps a bit slower at times. That is one thing that motherhood taught me right away- life now runs by a different clock. Something that used to take one hour suddenly takes three hours to accomplish with a baby. Amelia has slowed down the pace of our days, and its ok, its actually really good for us. We stop to smell the fresh air now, and to enjoy the season, and to adore our baby.
And here is her one month photo...I'm so looking forward to doing one of these every month to see how she grows and changes. I hope you all enjoy it too!