Everyone said time would fly as soon as Harlee was born and they were right. I’ve enjoyed every moment of the last six months and I’m trying to hold onto every minute. It’s hard because I don’t want to document every moment with her via pictures, video or social media but they are ultimately fleeting moments that will begin to mush together soon.
There are plenty of things about Harlee that I will never forget like her love of avocados and swimming (she is a total California babe) and her silly sense of humor. She loves Sunshine on My Shoulders by John Denver and Je t’aime… moi non plus by Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg. If she’s ever feeling fussy, I tune to one of these songs and it calms her down. Kennedy makes her laugh and kisses on her belly make her giggle uncontrollably. #MyHeartTurnsToMush
What I will forever cherish is when she holds my cheeks in her hands and puts her little mouth on my face to give me a kiss and when she cuddles with Alan at the end of each day. She gives the most slobbery kisses, but they are delicious!
The last six months have been anything but easy. I’m more exhausted than ever, but I’m filled with so much happiness. I wake up every morning excited to see my little girl and teach her that she can accomplish big things. There are days I just want to cry and then she vomits all over me and I can do nothing but laugh! Balancing motherhood and running a business are not easy, even though it may seem that way. It’s not easy to head out the door like it was; it’s now a full on production but I’m happy to do it.
Am I as effective at work? Not as much as I’d like to be. My Mom used to tell me that I could do anything I wanted. She’s right, but I have limits, Harlee has her limits, my energy has limits. I’ve learned to scale back and really focus on what I want, what’s best for my family, what is best for my business, and what keeps us happy. It may seem simple, but it’s easy to get lost in the craziness and lose sight of the simple, yet important things.