I got married in October 2010 and had my first child in October 2011. Prior to that I lived a fairly carefree life with my orange cat. We lived abroad and around the country – traveled from big cities to the deep south and finally settled in the rustbelt where I had a job. Being a workaholic, I devoted many, many hours to work while the cat roamed the house and the neighborhood. Soon our life changed when we both fell in love with my husband. I got married and the three of us settled into a lovely pattern of lazy Sundays and busy weeks. Then I got pregnant and all of our lives changed. Five months after giving birth to my adorable son, we are all adjusting to our new normal.