It’s been well over a year since I posted anything on this blog. It’s not because I haven’t had anything to write about – quite the contrary, actually.

After my last entry in September 2014, two things happened: I went back to work full time after my maternity/bereavement leave and I found out I was pregnant again.

I’ve tried to write about my pregnancy since then, but I haven’t been able to articulate how I was feeling. It was a difficult time. Physically, it was a much easier than my first pregnancy, but emotionally I was a wreck. It was the longest 36 weeks of my life, but that horrible time finally came to an end on the first of May when our baby girl was born. Her first cry was the most beautiful sound I’ve ever heard.

smBritta Newborn

Then, in the blink of an eye, another year went by and we have a one year old.



In many ways she’s still a baby, but she’s toddling and babbling things that almost sound like real words. I know it’s cliché to talk about how fast kids grow up, but I feel like having our daughter has sped up time.

As fast as it has seemed, the three of us have covered a lot of ground over the past year. The prospect of travelling with an infant was daunting at first, but when she was only a few months old, we packed up our things, boarded a plane and headed 1500 km northeast for a family wedding. A few months later, we ventured 2000 km southeast to Florida, and that gave us the confidence to take an even farther and longer trip, southwest to California.

It hasn’t been all jet setting though. There’ve been plenty of other changes in our household too: both of our cats passed away (different times, different causes), we sold our little trailer (and bought a new one), I quit my full time job to be a stay/work at home mom, and I became a brunette, just to name a few.

That brings us up to date, in a Reader’s Digest sort of way, but now that I’ve finally written this post, this space will soon be filled with more of my ramblings. I’ve missed writing and look forward to writing here again, just for the sake of it.

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