A New Normal

In the past 2 months my life has changed drastically.   I went from being a 20 something mom of a young toddler to a 30 year old mom of 2 under 2! Don’t get me wrong I love both of my boys, but right now life is a little hectic for me.  I want to enjoy both of their stages as well as feel like a normal person again, not sure if that is possible.  I do think that as we get into more of a type of normal routine I feel a lot better about where we are in life, and that I can semi keep things in order LOL!!!  No but seriously if I can just keep things picked up, the kitchen clean, laundry semi done, and everyone fed I feel like we are making some progress.  I am writing this as I hold the newest addition to our family who is ever so squirmy and loud, but he makes up for it by being cute and cuddly.  He loves to coo and be the center of attention, just like his older brother…. had to pause baby brother was flipping out so we went outside for a few minutes, worked for a few minutes.  Turns out the little munchkin was hungry again, quite possibly going through a growth spurt.  So back to how life has changed: my sleep for one thing is broken up when I get any at all turns out this baby does not sleep for hours like his brother did at this age.  That is another thing you know going in every baby is different but for some reason it is one of those things that does not become a reality until you have had more than one.  I knew he would be different, but I still in some ways subconsciously expected him to be just like his big brother.

It is more difficult to go anywhere with 2 at this stage,  maybe I am just not used to it but for me it is a production to get out of the house with both boys dressed, all we might need in the diaper bags, (yes that is meant to be plural I have not learned how to fit both of their stuff into one bag) and myself ready as well.  So far I have survived taking them out alone twice and we all came home alive with no major incidence!  I feel great about this if you can not tell.

So a day at a time, life is going on and reaching a new normal, as I learn to adjust to being a mommy to 2 great little boys.  I do not want to miss a moment of each of their lives or take for granted where we are.   I know in a year or two I am going to look back and wonder where the time went and how they got so big!  I am so thankful that I get to be each of their mommy and hope that I can help them to grow into the people they are meant to be.

 

 

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MONDAY

Monday is the beginning of the work week and for some reason the day I think I should be able to accomplish everything…. it never happens and I always have a list long enough to last me a month! I did manage to continue with week 2 of walking, so that is an accomplishment.  As I walk I am also getting a tan which always makes me happy.  Hopefully I will start to shed some extra pounds as well.   So far I have managed to keep the house clean today and work on sorting through things to try and sell.  TRY being the key word if only what I wanted out of my house someone else would instantly wanted to buy, now that would be awesome.  Hope everyone else had a very productive Monday and is not so hard on themselves.

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Life as a new mom

At this point in my life I am working on so many things I want to be for myself and my family.  I absolutely love being a stay at home mom to my sweet baby boy Ian who is now eight months old.  When they say it goes by fast it is so very true!!!

Exercising to be a fit, healthy and Happy mother and wife…I am at the beginning of this journey but it feels good to be sticking to a daily routine of walking and being careful what I eat.  I am doing this not only for myself but to raise my son in a healthy lifestyle so he will just see it as a part of life. You wake up, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, and go for a walk.  Along with this is cooking healthy meals for our family, which is challenging at times on a budget.

Working hard to try to keep a clean and organized home; which is an uphill battle but I am determined to get there amidst the loads of cloth diapers, dirty bottles, and floors that should be swept every few hours.

Last but not least working on making time to do the things I enjoy as well like sewing, crocheting, knitting and learning to make new and different things in the craft area as well as in the kitchen.   But I know that when I take care of myself as well as my family it is better for all of us.  So to this end I am finally starting a blog, I have wanted to for quite some time and have worked up the nerve to actually do it so here we go!

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