What a month! Life changing. I’m a mom now. Kinda crazy. Well, since August 24th. So, I’ve spent September adjusting to this new life, which is hard to adjust to because every week is different with a newborn. But it has been getting a bit easier over time.
I spent most of the month at home. Went out only for pediatric visits, an unexpected postpartum hospital overnight stay, one chiropractor visit, and last weekend, a grocery store visit. That’s it.
My life has consisted of sleep deprivation, trying to catch up on sleep, feeding a newborn, rocking a newborn to sleep, and only since a couple of weeks ago did I begin having a bit more time to do other things like clean, cook, and blog.
My first cup of caffeine (English breakfast tea) in 5 weeks! Maybe a little more. ☕ One would think that sleep depravation would have me drinking caffeine from day one after her birth but my mood was just not in it. My appetite was off and I was afraid to give her caffeine through breastfeeding even though they say it's ok to have some in moderation, just like during pregnancy. I did mean to go to a coffee shop two weekends ago and last weekend when I went out but the first time I couldn't and the second time I meant to go before the grocery store and literally forgot. #tea #caffeine #lifewithanewborn #caffeinesaga #desk #manistories
Also, the weather finally dropped to highs in the 80s F. The summer here in Austin lasted about 5 months. Way too long.
And in recent weeks, we’ve had major natural disasters attack the world. From hurricanes, massive fires, volcanoes, and earthquakes… two places dear to my heart were struck: Mexico City, my hometown, and Puerto Rico, where one side of my family is from. Both places are suffering a humanitarian crisis and could use a lot of help for a long while.
We’ve got a few months to go in the year 2017, and it’s been one of the craziest in my life with ups and downs. Curious to see how it proceeds and ends.
Anyway, here are the best posts of the month which include several resources and ideas on how to save money and make money while traveling: