Introducing Mini Me

by Melissa on October 31, 2012

Last week, on Monday, I became a mommy!

I am so excited to start this new chapter of my life. It’s already been (just over) a week. I am sleep deprived and my days are a blur consisting of nursing, feeding myself, changing diapers, dressing a squirmy newborn, figuring out why she’s crying again, cuddling and napping whenever I can find a chance.

We have been so, so lucky that my parents have been here for a week and a half, helping out during this time when our lives have been turned upside down.

My dad has been cooking for me, making Chinese dishes that are in line with zuo yuezi, the Chinese tradition for a month of postpartum recovery. Thankfully, my parents aren’t enforcing all of the zuo yuezi rules on me, just some of the more practical ones that I will discuss in a future post.

There is just so much to talk about with our new little family member, so many stories to tell. Thus, I am excited to begin a new section on this blog: “Raising Mini-Me.” I will come up with a better name for this section, but this is what I’m going to go with for now (remember, sleep deprived over here).

This is what I have planned for the new section on the blog:
- raising a bilingual child
- homemade baby/toddler food
- … maybe some traveling with a baby in tow

The new blog post topics will stay within the spirit of “Dash of East.” Which seems like an even more appropriate name for this blog now that we have a daughter that is half-Taiwanese, a quarter Irish and a quarter Eastern European.

This will remain a food, travel and photography blog for the most part. Only now, I have my little co-pilot!

I hope you all will come along with me on this new adventure!

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1 Averie @ Averie Cooks October 31, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Congrats, Melissa! She’s precious and you are doing amazing. Hang in there – sleep deprivation is hard and the cycle is never ending it seems, but you are doing fabulous. Can’t believe you even blogged! CONGRATS!!!

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2 Melissa November 1, 2012 at 10:42 am

Thanks Averie! I’ve been sneaking some time here and there to blog – one handed on the smartphone during middle of the night feedings :)

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3 Kimberly Murray October 31, 2012 at 4:06 pm

“Raising Mini-Me” sounds like the perfect name for your new blog series! I can’t wait to read about your adventures!

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4 Melissa November 1, 2012 at 10:42 am

Thanks Kimberly! The title is starting to grow on me too, maybe I’ll keep it around.

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5 Heidi @ Food Doodles October 31, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Congratulations!! The first little while is so difficult and it sounds like you’re doing so great! And I’m so glad you have so much help too :) Congratulations again!! I’m so happy for you and your family :)

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6 Melissa November 1, 2012 at 10:43 am

Thanks Heidi :) I have my sights set on week 6, I hear it gets easier at that point :) I’m hoping so anyways!

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7 gage October 31, 2012 at 10:31 pm

CONGRATS!! enjoy her while she’s little, you’ll be surprise with how fast time flies with little ones.

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8 Melissa November 1, 2012 at 10:44 am

Thank you! I’m trying to enjoy every little moment, despite the lack of sleep :)

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9 Andrea November 6, 2012 at 10:51 am

Congratulations!!
I’m a mom of 2 under 4 and can’t wait read your new posts.

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