Sunday, July 22, 2012
Everyone with 2u2 that I spoke with before having Annabelle told me that the first 3 months would feel impossible and then things would get a bit easier and then, once she turned one year old, a lot easier. Annabelle is two months old now and yes, my days feel impossible.
It feels like someone is crying all the damn time! If Emma is happy, Anna is not, if Anna is nursing, Emma stubs her toe, if both girls are sound asleep, the dog vomits on the carpet. Oy. This is my life.
There are sweet moments, don't get me wrong. Emma looooooves Anna with all her heart as evidenced by her desire to snuggle with her to the point that she's smothering her completely. Annabelle is also a (slightly) easier baby than Emmaline (thank goodness!!!) and we're more experienced parents so times aren't quite as challenging as they have the potential to be.
I'm dealing by baby wearing, spending time at my parents' house, and drinking a glass of wine or two in the evenings... what else can I do? Just do the best I can to pass this precious (and impossible) time until the next precious (and impossible) one, right? ; )
Those with 2u2, comment please! Got any tips, tricks, or words of wisdom? I want to hear it all!
Friday, July 20, 2012
I'm too "done" from the day to write any more here so I'll just give you the link to read what I wrote for Voxxi.com this morning.
Please feel free to comment there or here. I'll read them all, I promise.
In case you're interested, I'm being interviewed on Saturday at www.cjad.com, 11am Mountain Time.
Hug your family and friends and be kind to strangers.
Monday, July 2, 2012
that sharing a dark beer with my husband is the best way to end a day...
yoga followed by Chipotle followed by newborn and toddler snuggles followed by bedtime is an amazing Sunday...
that I can do anything I put my mind to...
my daughters are the most amazing, brilliant, and challenging children ever born onto this earth...
a few moments to myself make me a better mother to my children and a better wife to my husband...