What’s it like being a new mom at 40?
You know, I believe everything happens for a reason and at the right time.
I can’t imagine becoming a mom at a younger age. For me personally, I know I had a lot of maturing to do. I had some issues to work through. I had a lot to learn about myself before I could have been a mother.
Besides that, I was career-focused. I was very driven to be the best I could be in that realm. In fact, I worked full-time in a very demanding role and got my MBA simultaneously while going to school on the weekends.
So, having a baby didn’t necessarily fit in my life at that time.
But looking at it now, I of course simply cannot imagine my life without her!
She is surely the love of my life.
Is Elle sleeping through the night?
I hesitate to share this, as I never want to seem like I’m claiming to be some parenting expert or pro. But…
Elle has been sleeping through the night since she was 7 or 8 weeks old.
Yep – I’m talking ten to twelve hours straight a night, which is a huge blessing, as I spent 40 years being accustomed to getting a lot of sleep!
You know, I joke that she must have known that her parents were overwhelmed at the idea of a newborn, so she makes things as easy as possible on us — sleeps well, rarely cries, etc. Knock on wood. 😉
What do you miss most from pre-baby days?
2017 saw very little travel with my rough pregnancy and then having a newborn. But I’m looking forward to feeding my travel bug this year! It will be great fun to experience new places with my sweet baby.
Other fun things
What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not working?
2. Being physically active — working out, plus I love golf. I don’t play often anymore, but I played competitively growing up and still love the game.
3. Watching TV shows – somewhat embarrassed to admit, but we enjoy unwinding in the evening with a glass of wine and an episode of a favorite show.
What’s your favorite workout?
That has varied over the years… I tend to get really into whatever I’m doing at the time. So for a while, back in my college days, I was really into weight lifting. Then, for a while, I was into running. In fact, I ran twelve half marathons. I also had a phase of Bikram yoga and a phase of Define barre classes. I’m not much for cycling / spinning. That’s just never really been my thing.
Currently, I am all about yoga. I’m practicing hot Baptiste style vinyasa yoga at Big Yoga. I’m completely in love with practicing there. I’m seeing changes and improvements in so many ways.
What’s your go to coffee order?
I do not at all like the taste of straight coffee. So admittedly, my everyday coffee order has way too much sugar.
I get a grande vanilla latte. Way too frequently, I might add. 🙂
And happy hour drink?
If I order a cocktail, it’s usually vodka + grapefruit.