Thursday, October 02, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME and all that other stuff.....

I can't believe my 40Th Birthday is here! Isn't is amazing own fast a year goes by? If you had asked me exactly a year ago today if I was going to be a new Mom at 40, I probably would have laughed!

So to update everyone, because yes I am wayyyy overdue in the updating department, Ethan is doing great! As a matter-of-fact as of his pediatrician appointment on Monday he is now a whopping 15lbs 5.5ozs! HOLY MOLY! Long way from 3lbs! He will be turning 6 months old on the 7Th, SIX MONTHS OLD! He started on solid foods last week and is loving it, especially sweet potatoes. He has gotten a clean bill of health from all his specialists, he is officially a normal baby, no issues. *Yayyyy!*

I have also started a new direction in my life and career, upon attempting to return to work my employer informed me I no longer had a job with them, all because I had a premature baby and was not able to return as quickly as a full term pregnancy. So much for "take as much time as you need". I'm sure I'm not the first woman that has had to deal with the same issues. I'm not taking it hard though, I think it's the Universe's nudge to me to follow my passion and do what I really want to be doing; my art and my painting.

So watch out! I'm 40, a new mom and on a mission to be able to do the things that make me.....well me!


Kathleen Grace said...

Happy Birthday and what a beautiful baby! Looking at the bright side, you get to follow your heart and stay home with your precious little boy. COngratulations:>)

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Oh Goodness Gracious! I had lost track of you. I am so glad that you and baby are healthy and thriving! You'll never regret this time with your little one. I just became a first time grandma 11 weeks ago and just can't express how much that little girl means to me. Her Mommy is staying home with her and we are all having so much fun watching her grow.

I wish you the best and Happy Birthday Momma!

:-) Rosie

Jen r. said...

I am so glad you are back and I am so glad that that beautiful baby is doing well!!!

Layla said...

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!

The Lettered Cottage

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Happy Birthday Michelle, it's so good to see you and I'm so happy to hear your little pixie is doing so well! Goodness time passes quickly - he's so big! I am sure that you will be fabulous at anything you set out to do and let's face it, you are a mighty talented artist, go for it!!!

NeereAnDear said...


What a cute little extension of yourself you have with that darling baby... he is adorable !!




Meleenia said...

Just checked out your blog and wanted to encourage the "new" you. You have a lot going on and even more going for you. Love what I've seen so far of your art- really appeals to the collagy side of my brain. Good luck to you in your show in December and congrats on your new baby!! We moms need to stick together and encourage each others creativity!
best to you,

Rosehaven Cottage said...

Great work, Michelle! Wow! That was a major undertaking and you did a bang up job. So glad to see you back posting. You've been missed. :)

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Counting Your Blessings said...

YAY! I'm so glad that you're back. I've been reading over your last few posts and I'm thankful that your employer didn't take you back b/c you'll have SO much more to give your days joy now! Ethan looks absolutely perfect. Does he look like your older son? And happy late birthday, btw. =) I'll be 40 in August and I think your new lease on life is just the ticket!

Absolutely thrilled to have you around again!! ((hugs)) Blessings... Polly