Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Realizing I wouldn't have it any other way

For the last 4.5 months or so I feel like I've just been trying to hold my head above water.  Trying to just get by being the mom of 2 under 2.  But today, today I realized that I like being a mom of two little ones.  Yes there are hard days but I wouldn't have it any other way.  Now after 4 + months of wrangling 2 little ones I finally like them again.  I'm sure I'll go back to hating them tomorrow when they are screaming at me at the library tomorrow or something like that.  But the chaos of two is challenging and fun nonetheless.  When I had just one for what seemed like 2 days due to ER visits with the toddler it seemed lonely and I realized how much the baby and I like having the almost 2 year old around.  His crazy antics make our day go that much faster.  Just hopefully we don't have to visit the ER again anytime soon.

Who wouldn't love this goofy guy?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

I've ignored this blog...

At least I feel so.  Thursday is supposed to be small successes (somehow these feel big to me).  So I will try to do these.

1. I got both kids to story time at the library on time today.  After story time the toddler decided to run out of the room and hide which meant I had to search the whole library for him, and luckily 2 other moms realized what had happened and helped me find him.  Scary yet thankful for helpful nice people.

2. We also got to the doctor on time earlier this week and the 4 month old pictured below, is a big growing boy at 14lbs 12 oz in weight and 26.5 inches long.  And the fact that I keep him alive is probably a big success and not a small one amongst the chaos, or at least it feels like so.  Tell me mamas of more children, it does get easier right?  Sometimes I feel so strung out its insane, other days I love it.

3. Both my kids were in bed by 8pm tonight without screaming involved.  A huge success and I hope this continues because really I could use some normalcy after 4 months of chaos.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A to Z

Borrowing this too from Manda at Inside Dog, because it is easier than thinking at 10pm.

A. Age: 28

B. Bed size: King, co-sleeping means you need lots of space!

C. Chore that you hate: Dishes and Ironing

D. Dogs: Don't want the responsibility of taking care of them, but I like them and that my neighbors have them.

E. Essential start to your day: Breakfast with something sugary in it.

F. Favorite color: Orange

G. Gold or silver: Silver

H. Height: 5'10".

I. Instruments that you play: I used to play French Horn in high school, haven't picked it up since.

J. Job title: Mom.

K. Kids: Benjamin, age 23 months. Ephraim, age 3 months.

L. Live: Cleveland

M. Mother's name: Annetta

N. Nicknames: I haven't had one in a long time, used to be called by my last name, and my husband calls me Love, Love.  So, I guess that's one.

O. Overnight hospital stays: Having babies 2010 and 2011.

P. Pet peeves: Not replacing the toilet paper after its empty.  Leaving time left on the microwave.

Q. Quote from a movie: "What's with today, today" Empire Records

S: Siblings: Sister, 33, Brother, 32, Brother, 27
T: Travel favorite: Plane or train, or something not requiring a car seat.

U. Underwear: Functional.

V. Vegetable(s) you hate: Carrots, but I force myself to eat them anyway.

W. What makes you run late: Children, always the children and getting them into cars.  Uggh.

X. X-rays you've had: Too many to count.  I was an athlete all throughout college, and I've broken multiple bones in my body.

Y. Yummy food that you make: Beer Bread, Creamy Chicken Enchiladas.

Z. Zoo animal: Alligator, or Elephant