Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Let Yourself Forget About It

Today was Roscoe's official due date. 
I am beyond happy that he came a week ago instead. 
I actually felt up to taking my Bono Baby out for a walk this morning and I was greeted with sweet surprises in our neighborhood. 
Daffodils and Summer Snowflakes waved their hello's from our neighbors yards.
When we made it back home, we realized they were waving from our back yard as well.
They made me think about all the change that a season brings. 
My season is changing as I write this.
This past week has been filled with changes. 
These past nine months have been all about change.

I think I am finally getting to the good part of all of this change. 
My pregnancy was hard, the delivery was awful, and the recovery has been the worst of all. 
Being able to get out and take that special walk with my sweet Bono Baby and find that change is happening everywhere, all around me, brought me such comfort. 
A dear friend advised me to "let yourself forget about it" and that is what I plan to do. 

Here's to the changes that we are challenged with and to the magic they bring along with them.

love love,
Fritzi Marie


Amanda Laurel Atkins said...

Dear Kat,
I am so happy that you have come to the reward at the end of a journey that was at times difficult and challenging. You are amazing to me and I can't even explain how happy I am for you and your beautiful family. Roscoe is so incredibly, and I'm so excited for all the joy and new adventures that await you! I love you!

Kristen said...

Just wait until 6 months, 1 year, etc. Suddenly the rough pregnancies and awful deliveries and long recoveries will seem like a blissful happy time! CRAZY, right? I think it's set up this way so we forget, so we will have more babies! (that is so not happening, I'm just saying....) I was thinking of you today, "Oh my goodness, K is a MOM!" Made me smile!

Deja said...

This made me weepy. Bless you and your changes and your new sweet life.

Sam said...

Oh my friend. I really do understand. It can be hard when it's different than what you planned or expected. Honor that, cry over what you may need to (and these days it may feel like everything and that's perfectly okay). But you are home with baby Roscoe and these days, oh these topsy turvy confusing yet sweet days - just take lots of photos and let yourself slowly adjust to the new normal. You sound like you're doing wonderfully. Stringing together coherent sentences, look at you! xoxo

Stella said...

Congratulations for giving birth to such a beautiful baby boy! We just had a baby boy ten days ago too - quite a novelty in our home, which has been dominated by Little Girl for two years now... Sorry to hear that your labour was so hard - my first was too! I found it hard to talk about for ages, but when I found some sympathetic ears, it helped immensely to let it all out...

I also found the first few weeks very strange and disorienting as I adjusted to the changes, but it was amazing when I looked back, even two or three months down the line, and realised how much better I felt about it all... I hope it's the same for you, and you get all the love and support you need until then.. Pregnancy, childbirth and those early days with a new baby have got to be the most challenging times a woman must face! By crikey...