Well, as you guessed, I’ve been busy like nobody’s business mommying my little girl. She’s absolutely amazing, rewarding, exhausting, and did I say amazing? I meant to get on here to write, but you know… I’ve had to resort to pushing her around in a stroller in the house to keep her asleep for longer than an hour. In fact, she’s there right now. I’ve developed my own little tricks already, see?
I’m so completely immersed in mommyhood that I haven’t had the motivation to do much else. I’m constantly taking pictures of her, talking about her, rushing through whatever meals I can get so I can feed her…. it’s wonderful, no lie. I have no real complaints. The G-Man works all day, so it’s me and baby. We have dance parties, I read books that she is clearly not interested in, I put her on her playmat (also not interested yet), we eat, she naps on me while I listen to music. It’s a pretty awesome life.
We have our big American adventure to plan and safe for this year– which I planned on doing back home in Mass but things may bring me more down south to Georgia, so we’ll see. Either way, we don’t want to move around a lot, so we’ll rent a house/apt and go from there. We also have to wait and see whether we will go in October or May/June. Everything seems to be up in the air- which is frustrating to no end, cuz’ I really, REALLY want to go home right now. Not because I’m overly homesick or anything, mostly because I want Olivia to meet all of my family and friends. It’s really tough not being around family and close friends when you have something so big and wonderful to share with them. Ya know? Although the idea of taking a baby on a plane still scares me anyway….
We also want to take mini-trips with baby to German places. I have to be honest with you- I’m a hesitant expat. When I got here I was full of hope and adventure and then crap just started happening and it closed me off in a lot of ways to Germany. I haven’t done much traveling around here, nor was I particularly keen on it either. I wanted to get the heck out of here! Now, I’m trying to go back to being my normally curious self. I want to see some little German villages, and do some funky stuff and get out of this I-hate-Germany mindset I fell into. I’m still not 100% in love with Germany (which if you’ve been reading, you’d know isn’t completely unjustified but still a little unfair), but I’m definitely in love with my German husband and my Germerican baby. So I owe it to everyone to get out more, and try to love this place I’ve been calling home, and let the past be the past. It’s a new year, and I’ve got a whole new life in front of me. Pampelmuse and Me, a blog I love, is doing a portrait a week of her daughter. And I’d thought I’d do the same. So here is Baby O, once a week.