My new backseat driver

Blogging world, meet my little pea: Owen

Oh faithful reader, I’m back.

As promised, I’ve re-entered the blogging world thanks to the arrival of my new backseat driver: my son, Owen.

That’s right, now I can add “mother” to my list of accomplishments (at least, I hope I can count it as an accomplishment; two weeks in and it seems to be going well…). The past nine months have been an up-and-down roller coaster ride of emotions in all aspects of my life.

Since May of this year I’ve been a full-time automotive journalist with as well as being pregnant with Owen. We flew to Vegas, Munich, Toronto; drove to Quebec City; and even took a trip to Cuba. My boy is already a world traveller — fantastic.

My time at got me behind the wheel of some pretty awesome rides over the months from the brand new 2012 VW Beetle to the 2012 Porsche Boxster S Black Edition and everything in between (for all my reviews and writing on Auto123, check it out here!). And for the entire wild journey (even behind the wheel of the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe), my boy was along for the ride.

It makes me proud to think that my unborn child was able to participate in such exciting adventures with me over the past few months. And now he’s arrived and he’ll be able to see the adventures right along with me, and I can’t wait.

I never considered myself much of a “mother” figure. I’m not a kid person (ask anyone who knows me and they’ll tell you I’m not one to fawn over babies or children in general…). I’m an only child and I didn’t grow up around young kids. So, bringing this baby home has been quite a shock for me.

But so far it’s been pretty amazing.

I know it’s going to be a huge learning curve — this motherhood thing — but I’m ready to take on the challenge.

And even though I’ll be away from the office for the next 7.5 months, it’s going to be hard to stay away from the automotive world (especially when my son is rocking the latest baby gear covered in cars and he looks so at home and comfy in the backseat of the WRX).

So, oh faithful reader, I am back. Don’t worry, this won’t turn into a baby-centric blog. However, Owen will play a role in my entries now that he’s my new little backseat driver. Let’s just hope he approves of my driving skills (and if he doesn’t, he can keep his opinions to himself).

I’ll leave you all with photographic proof of Owen enjoying his very first ride in the WRX on the way home from the hospital:

Enjoy the boxster engine rumble like I knew he would

Drive on,
– M.

~ by drivingmsmiranda on December 6, 2011.

7 Responses to “My new backseat driver”

  1. Yo Miranda!

    Congrats! Welcome to the crazy, wonderful world of parenthood. Enjoy!


  2. Congratulations!

    Nice to hear back from you on your blog.
    You went to a photo studio for the nice picture at the top of this post?


    • Hi Jay-F!

      Thanks so much!! 🙂

      Actually, my husband shot the top photo in our baby’s room. 😉 It’s nice to have a professional photographer on hand all the time for Owen’s many stages and cute moments!

      Drive on,
      – M.

  3. Congratulations, Miranda on your precious baby. My only child (now 24) is also named Miranda and being her mom has been the best part of a very good life so far. Wishing you a similar happiness.

    • Hi Elizabeth,

      Thanks so much! Great choice on your daughter’s name! Hehehe I’m an only child too … I wonder if that’s a common Miranda thing? 😉 I’m very much looking forward to my journey with Owen, watching him grow and become the great man I know he’s going to be!

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll check back again soon!

      Drive on,
      – M.

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