Soooo it’s pretty crazy that it was a year ago yesterday that I wrote about getting engaged, and here we are one year later and so much has changed. You know how they say you should take your time with big life changes rather than piling them all on at once? Well, I’ve never been one to like being told what to do, so let’s catch up on what’s happened since then.
In January, we bought a house in Alexandria, which just outside of DC proper, and moved from our one bedroom apartment in Dupont Circle to our 4 bedroom house in February (which sounds much bigger than it is).
In early March, I became a wife when we got married in DC in front of 70 of our closest friends and families.
A few days later, I found out I was pregnant and became completely fascinated with all things pregnancy and birth. I researched and read everything I could get my hands on and ultimately decided to go through training to be a doula, which I completed in August.
Our baby was due November 9th, but she had plans of her own and made her appearance just over a month early on October 7th via emergency C-section. So much for the unmedicated vaginal birth I’d been planning on, though it was perhaps a good introduction to parenthood to realize you can plan as much as you want, but good luck with that.
Meet our daughter, Riley Sue.
That photo was taken a day after her due date, so she was just over a month old at that point. Riley is now two and a half months old and becoming a mom has been one of the most amazing, humbling, challenging, and rewarding transitions of my life.
I am excited to share this new chapter of my journey with you, as I learn to navigate life as a new mom, work towards being healthy / losing the baby weight, and adjusting to life in the ‘burbs. I hope you’ll stay along for the ride.