I thought I’d do a life lately post for memories sake. Although we take a lot of photos on our phones I have to really work on taking photos with my big camera. Second to that I really have to work on printing those photos. I am so guilty of taking photos and hoarding them on a single storage device. Hence why I’ve started sharing more on this blog. At least I’ll have these posts for memories sake.
Adding another kiddo to the fambam is a no joke. (LOL – read nervous laughter!!)
Bringing one child into the lives of two adults is nothing compared to having a second. With your first, your whole world revolves around the one child and then you all of sudden you have to share/split your energy, time, tasks, responsibilities between two – it’s a real game changer.
Although I’ve been told after you have two you could have ten no problem… LOL!
Miss S is really into Miss E. She’s all about the kisses, finger hugs, feeding with bottles, helping to get things, telling me that Miss E is biting me lol etc. Although as now a mom of two, I have felt and seen a sting from my older little towards me and the Hubz. We are doing our best to spend as much time with her and even giving her special “day-dates” with either both or one of us so I am hoping that this is a phase and it will pass soon.
I have been balancing quite a bit – but I actually feel good about it. Along with the responsibilities of a growing family, I am trying to be more active on my social media channels, making plans for growth here and also finishing up a course I am enrolled in. So yes a babe on the hip and studying is a real thing for me right now.
That said, I am trying to rest as much as possible and listen to my body as well. I did make it out for a lunch run with the Hubz the other day. It felt good to get out wear something cute and freeze our butts off in this prolonged Canadian winter :P
And of course I am spending tons of time cuddling a newborn. It definitely feels different this time around. Maybe because I have more knowledgable or maybe because I don’t have enough time to think about things because we are literally in survival mode some nights :)
As with the last time, I am nursing and pumping. It provides me the closeness as well as the freedom that I need as a woman and a momma :)
Spring is here and I am completely in the mood to refresh my routine and start wearing some lighter colours. Also planning on #babywearing for some neighbourhood walks :)
In April I plan to setting up 3 daily to-dos to keep myself inspired and motivated as my mat leave really begins. Things like:
- getting out for a sling walk with Miss E
- going to the library program
- getting to a mommies group
- also adding more to the blog and etsy (more photography, more inspiration and maybe some vlogging/videography)
- Scheduling Posts (blog and social channels)
- Change my nail polish, straighten my hair or do a facemark #SelfCare!!
Some other things I was thinking about is:
- Writing out the birth story (if anything for memories sake)
- Printing some photos
- Reading more books!
- Working on some new projects and mentorships
- Working out again (really looking forward to this)
- Painting, Planting and Knitting :)
- Figure out my #The100DayProject project #SoExcited