Joining the Club

Almost four years ago, I peed on a stick at 5 in the morning, and when that fateful plus sign showed up in the window telling me I was pregnant, I had unofficially joined The Club. You know, the Mommy Club. At least, I mark that moment as when I technically joined. My membership has been confirmed over and over again with each new milestone from that point on: the first time I saw my son’s heartbeat; the first time I felt him move in my belly; the day my husband and I found out we were having a son and not a daughter and needed to come up with a boy’s name since we only had girls’ names picked out; the day I started washing all the teeny tiny clothes and socks in anticipation of this kid’s pending arrival; the day I walked into the hospital and 72 hours later, gingerly walked out holding a tiny human. My son is 3 years old now, and there is no denying it: I am a legitimate mom. From now until forever, I will be in the Mommy Club and there is no getting out. (Not that I’d ever want to!)

Initiation complete!

Being a mom isn’t all I am; I WAS a fully formed person before I became a mom. I still love reading books from the YA section at the library, crafting random things if I can’t find exactly what I want in stores, going out for walks in the city just for the sake of walking, and finding good food to eat. That person is still there, but being a mom is a huge part of who I am now. It kind of has to be, since I’ve been with my kid roughly 95% of the time since the day he was born. In short, I’m just a lady, who moms a lot. 🙂

For the last three years, I’ve been able to stay at home while also employed at a company that lets me work remotely. It’s been awesome because not only is daycare in New York City ridiculously expensive, but I have been able to spend a LOT of time with my son. I feel really lucky that I’ve been able to do this, but being at home all the time means I don’t interact with a lot of people, and it can get a little lonely to find other people to connect with. Maybe this blog can help me, and maybe it can help you, dear reader (readers? I hope there will be more than just one of you!). I’d love to be able to share some of my thoughts and experiences on life (as a lady and as a parent), as well as some insights, tips, and tricks I’ve learned along the way! I’d also love to hear from any ladies in this lovely, crazy club with me ! Let’s celebrate, let’s commiserate, let’s discuss anything and everything!

Here’s to a future of happy beginnings!