For months I was fairly nervous about the impending transition to mom-of-a-newborn. In what sounds somewhat contradictory, I am both highly adaptable (my StrengthsFinder strength #2), while also being wildly slow at transitioning. I can’t even tell you how slow (but Nate can. or my dad).
According to StrengthsFinder, “people who are especially talented in the adaptability theme prefer to ‘go with the flow.’ They tend to be ‘now’ people who take things as they come and discover the future one day at a time.” And according to my Mac dictionary, transitioning is “the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another.”
You would think one would inform the other, but alas, for me that just isn’t the case. I need a good amount of time to make the change, and tend to be fairly hard on myself along the way. The last three weeks of transition have presented its challenges (and its pleasant surprises). I can’t tell you for sure what the whole process will end up looking like, or how long it might take, but I can tell you Nate and Lucille have made the whole thing much easier on me. Lucille is just so stinkin sweet and patient, and Nate has probably changed more diapers than I have. And as always, he gives both baby girl and me a sense of calm and confidence. I am a very lucky girl moving forward.
*The first few pics are of Lucille’s first restaurant experience (Tender Greens). She slept the whole time- so sweet to let her dad and me have a dinner date. :)