our new normal

We have a new normal here in the Moore household now. It’s one that’s taking some getting used to. It’s not always the easiest, but it’s definitely a million times more worth it than ever. There have been many tears shed (on both mine and Spencer’s part) about this new normal, and lots patience on Ryan’s part. There’s a sweetness to this new normal, and unfamiliarity about it that’s both foreign and amazing. We’re loving it.

I’ve discovered that working from home with a little man like this is challenging, and it’s exhausting, but I have to say that I’m so blessed to be able to do this. Spencer’s finally started smiling, and I’m glad to have the opportunity to be home, breastfeed him, see these little moments and cuddle him – and still earn a good salary all the while. There’s a delicate balance to this new normal that has made it interesting to grow accustomed to, as well though. We’re on Spencer’s time, and sometimes an email – or a blog – just have to wait.

Black River and Fort Drum are so different than Arizona and Fort Huachuca, as you can probably imagine. Huachuca was such a small post, and the weather was always pretty much consistent. Here, however, the weather throws us curveballs daily. The post has already been closed twice for snow since we’ve arrived, and selfishly, I’ve loved having Ryan home. Drum is also huge. The PX and the Commissary are twice the size of what I’m used to, and it’s like a whole new world when I drive on post. 

We’re on day 13 at our new home without our furniture, but we’ve finally received word that it will be arriving tomorrow, and I’m so excited. Spencer’s crib also arrived, and we’ve ordered custom bedding that’ll be shipping soon, too, so I can’t wait to show off his sweet little nursery once it’s set up. There are so many things to look forward to that it makes our new normal even more exciting. Sure, there’s a lot of fatigue, and more than once, I’ve questioned whether I’m cut out for this mothering thing, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

I’m hoping to fall into a better rhythm soon, and when I do, I’ll be a better blogger then. For now though, I’m enjoying this new normal with my little family, as well as all the little changes that we go through every single day. 2015 is going to be a wonderful year.