Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Bella Baby!

Well it's been a while since you've heard from me, but I'm back from my baking and blogging "maternity leave" and thrilled to share my adventures into mommyhood with you all. Evan and I welcomed our son, Aiden Shane, into the world ten weeks ago. I have quickly discovered that there is nothing better than being a parent. It's definitely some of the hardest work I will ever do, but I can't think of anything more rewarding. Becoming a mom has changed my life forever and it's changed me in the most positive way. Sure, there have been moments when I've felt clueless and helpless and fearful and exhausted, but every time Aiden flashes his gorgeous smile I become so overwhelmed with love and joy and pride that I can barely even remember what life was like before he got here. 

Being a mom has taught me about the human heart's capacity for love. When Evan and I first started dating and we eventually got married, I felt my heart was filled to the brim with love. But the beauty of the human heart is that it never runs out of room. It just expands to fit more room than I ever could have imagined. It's as if I've grown a whole new heart, filled with love for my baby boy. And my love for my husband and the rest of my family has grown as well in these ten weeks. It's grown every time I see Evan holding Aiden, watching the love between daddy and son and taking in the pride I have for our family of three. It's grown for my parents, who inspire me every day to be the best mom I can be. It's grown with gratitude for all my parents have done to love and protect me my whole life and how badly I want to always do the same for Aiden. It's been a spectacular, crazy, wonderful, emotional ten weeks, and even though I had forty weeks to prepare, nothing could have ever prepared me for the love I feel. All the love. And I can think of nothing better.

Sorry for the mushiness, but I can't make any guarantees that you won't be hearing a lot more of it around here! I can promise, however, that you will start seeing more recipes and posts, as I am doing my best to get back into the groove of baking! I've missed blogging and connecting with everyone and I am excited to share my journey of being a mother with you all! Lots of love xoxo

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