So has anyone noticed any changes around here other than the blog banner? I feel like a new person lately. Apparently 6 months is a magical changing point with babies. Or maybe 6 months is just how long it took me to figure out this whole "parenting a newborn and toddler" thing. Suddenly, I can count on getting a solid night of sleep - every night. I can count on having some quality "mommy and Poppy" time while Sam naps in the morning. I can count on getting stuff done around the house while both of the babies sleep in the afternoon (or maybe I just sit around and watch reality tv and surf the net, but I have every intention of getting stuff done around the house). (Do people still say "surf the net"?) Marc and I enjoyed our first date night, just the two of us, in OVER A YEAR! Breastfeeding, which at various points over the past 6 months has been the most difficult thing I have ever done, is now actually enjoyable. I am back to my pre-pregnancy weight (although, apparently my body will never be the same, but I'm ok with that). I can count on a few hours to talk to Marc uninterrupted before we go to bed. I can read books without falling asleep after the second page! It feels like it took a long time to get here, but now that I am here, I absolutely love it.
Now that I am a new woman, I am planning on making a few changes with my blog. I've had this blog for almost 4 years, and I have always made it a point to only write about things that have to do with Poppy or Sam. I've never really blogged about any of my interests, what I'm reading, about work or hobbies. I think I might start writing a little bit about myself. Does that sound selfish? I'm ok with that if it does. Of course I will primarily still write about Poppy and Sam and the things we do together as a family, but just don't be surprised if you start seeing a little more "me" in my posts from now on.
Sounds like you are doing great! So happy to hear that.
And it doesn't sound at all selfish if you start talking about yourself more. We can only go so long giving 100% of ourselves to our kids and family before we have to take some back!
Love the photo of Sam.
It is a glorious time when you get your sleep back. My best time with the 2 girls was when Tessa was 2 months old. She slept all night and most of the day and Ava and I were still able to do SO much together. Now that she is 14 mths and in to EVERYTHING and only taking one nap when Ava does, it is hard to get some good one on one time with Ava.
Love the changes!!:)
I so remember that time. Thank you for sharing your joy. And everyone needs a place to share their life, don't feel akward about it. It's a nice way to find relief from stress and share in the happiness of everyday.
I'm so excited about your new blog! I still want to know your secrets for getting kids to nap...I think that I just lack the ability to schedule myself or my kiddos.
Great news on so many levels. Be selfish but keep the kiddos around for the photo shoots please.
I can't wait to hear more about YOU!!
So happy everything has hit a good stride for you!
Love to read more about you! And what you are reading for sure.
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