I know I have taken a hiatus from blogging… Clearly you (whoever you are!) have seen, or haven’t seen, the lack of posting from me in the last half of a year. There have been a lot of life changes in our lives that have directly affected any free time to do much of anything. As the new year continues to tick by, I find myself really wanting to reconnect with the blogging world to give this blog thing another go, and to also document our lives.
Time is flying quickly, and looking back at my last post is living proof that it is zooming by at lightning speed. Jack at two months and Jack at eleven months is quite a change. In those brief nine months, so much has happened with him, and with Lilly. So much has happened with working and at home. So much has happened I don’t even know where the time went.
Jack is currently learning how to walk and talk.
He knows how to say “Hi” and “Bye” and waves with a HUGE grin on his face.
He is over 20 pounds and has the cutest cheeks. His two tooth smile melts my heart and his laid back personality is such a breath a fresh air. It’s quite the opposite of his sisters’.
Lilly turns three in March! I cannot believe my baby is growing up so big. She is learning how to go potty and use her manners. She has this calm spirit about mixed with keeping Josh and I on our toes.
I find it harder and harder to say no to her when she looks at me like that, but I am learning quickly that when I ‘give in” or let her call the shots, she ends up thinking she is queen of the house. More recently she has been really into singing Beauty and the Beast and also has the entire movie of The Sound of Music memorized.
Both kids have such different personalities and they compliment each other so well. I just wish they would stop growing so fast! I am trying really hard this year to take the time to just enjoy them and their stages. It’s hard to explain what it’s like to have two kids under two. I am sure some of you mommas know what I am talking about; But it was a hard balance to achieve. At the same time work was changing. (For those of you who don’t know, I work for my husband at his families business) I took on all of the bookkeeping and sales at our office while managing a baby and toddler at work.
It. Was. Crazy!
I felt like I had no free time or time to myself. Really, I didn’t feel like I had any time for my kids and my husband or any time to enjoy small things. I finally feel that now the haze has lifted and I am able to enjoy more about my job and my kids. It’s been a huge blessing to take on more responsibility at work but it has definitely come with its challenges. I am trying so hard to not have mom guilt, but I can feel it creeping in from time to time. I am finding that carving out time for just my kids only each day has really helped with the mom guilt and has kept those negative feelings at bay. Any advice on how to cope with mom guilt would be greatly appreciated!
For now I will just continue to pray that I am doing the right things and making the right decisions for our family and keep on keeping on.