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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Im Back Monday!

After three months of maternity leave, I'm coming back to work on Monday.  But I'm not the same person I was when I left.  I'm the proud mommy of a beautiful baby boy and I've never been happier!

I always thought being a meteorologist was one of the toughest jobs in the world. But that all changed three months ago when we had our son Andon. Being a parent is the most challenging job in the planet!

Here's a secret...I did not experience love at first sight when I met my son. I was scared out of my mind. This little guy was so sweet and helpless. And I was so clueless. I had never changed a diaper before.  I never babysat.  How would I know when to feed or bathe or change him? I didn't want to break this delicate creature!

Flash forward 3 months later and the transformation amazes me.   Not only can I change diapers but I can do them in my sleep (really, I have). I'm not clueless anymore either! I know if Andon is crying after a meal he probably just needs to be burped. If Andon is fussing around 4pm, he's probably just tired. And I know to enjoy every big goofy smile because he's growing and changing so fast! While every parent has fears, they no longer overwhelm me. When I look at Andon I'm overwhelmed with love. 

Coming back to work is bittersweet. I love my job!! I miss forecasting the weather (and having conversations that don't revolve around poop).  But I will also miss spending precious time with my baby. Luckily I still have each morning with him before heading to work.  It's all about finding that balance!

People ask me if I feel like I missed out this winter since the weather was so wild. No way! It was great enjoying all the storms at home with my family. I normally never get to relax and look out  the window when a storm is rolling in. But I'm excited to get back in the action again. Flooding and severe weather season is around the corner!

I might be a little rusty but I'll see you Monday at 5, 10 & 11!

Look at how much he has grown!  This is Andon a few days after birth compared to 3 months!

1 comment:

Kevin Bernier said...

That's awesome! Being a parent is by the most amazing thing I've ever experienced. Just wait till he starts hitting some milestones it's so much fun watching them grow. Ours is 6 now and looking back it's true they grow way too fast. Definitely take it all in and cherish the time you do spend with him. Super happy you'll be back on the news! You've been missed! Congrats again!