And this is why I went from posts on how terrible maternity clothes are to a gap with no posts. Our little Kickies was born on October 2nd, emerging via c-section while Jack White’s Lazaretto played – but by the time she was nestled on my chest, it was Falling Down by The Deadlights – which was also the first dance at our wedding. Since then I’ve been on maternity leave, hanging out with Little Tiny and looking at who I am when work falls away. Other existential questions have come into my world too – how much internet exposure is too much for a person who can’t yet have a choice in the matter? Do we have any regrets at all about our lack of religious observance? Does the Easter Bunny exist in our universe? Most of these are as of yet unresolved.
I’ve kept up better with Instagram than I have with blogging, so I’ll let my past self say it now with an Instagram round up..
The black and white photo challenge was fun, but posting with no context made me realize how much I like posting with context. So here's one with explaination. This is, in reverse order, every song that played during Evie's birth, starting with me getting a spinal to "Ain't No Easy Way" and getting rolled out to recovery to "Abstract Dragon" in the end. Thom came in, and I realized they must be cutting me with "I'm Outta Time" playing; she was technically born to "Lazaretto", and we held her first to "Falling Down", which was also our first dance at our wedding. #HelloKickies #music #soundtrack #songs #RockNRoll #KickiesRockNRollMegaPlaylist #BlackRebelMotorcycleClub #Lazaretto #Oasis #BlackAndWhitePhotoChallenge #BlackAndWhite
I wanted a kid, but Kickies was a big surprise. When I pictured my hypothetical could, I always pictured teaching a toddler things, or doing things with a big kid. I never dreamed of the baby phase I guess. But the other big surprise was how much I actually enjoy her as a baby. I had heard newborn stage described as nightmarish, and I thought it was a crappy phase that you had to get through to get to a fun three year old. But I really enjoy having her now when everything- really, everything- is new. She's already my little buddy. #HelloKickies #surprise #baby #LifeTheUniverseAndEverything #WokeUpLikeThis