Seriously. I forgot what it was like to have a newborn. And this time around I have a toddler too. I am a walking zombie most of the time lately. No rest for the wicked. Last night I was so tired that I asked Trevor to leave Abel in his swing until he came to bed (he usually stays up a bit later) because I was going to have a nap on my side. Haha. Yep, that was all I wanted. I’ve been sleeping with Abel on me for the passed two and a half weeks and all I wanted was to be able to roll over onto my side to sleep. It was amazing. Almost too good. Trevor tried to bring Abel in to eat around 1am and I pretty much refused to feed him so he had to do it. I feel bad for that this mornng but it’s like it wasn’t even me refusing. I couldn’t control it. It was the zombie in me.
I am starting today out feeling a little bit rested now but it’s only 7:11am. We will see. We have to get Abel used to his bassinet. This Mombie (mom slash zombie) needs her sleep!!!
Last night before bed.
Had to share this one from yesterday too. He loves his doggy. :)
Tomorrow is a new day.. Well in this case, today is a new day, but those words were DEFINITELY my words yesterday.. “Tomorrow is a new day.” It was soo crazy yesterday trying to juggle both boys. Kaden decided that he wanted to run the roost and he was a little terror. lol I didn’t know how I was going to get through the day and posted on facebook that “Today is one of those days that I was warned about”. A while after I posted that status, a friend shared this on my time line..
.. It brought tears to my eyes. It is so true and I began to realize that it might be a bad day, but tomorrow was a new day and things could start fresh and I just had to laugh off the hard times and enjoy my family and my boys in all of its pandemonium. I must have sent some good vibes out there because today was a great day spent with my boys filled with lots of love and cuddles.
I woke up bright and early this morning and decided that since Trevor and Abel were still sleeping that I would take Kaden and go for a walk. It was cool outside and so quiet. It was the most exercise I have had in months and months but it was awesome. We saw lots of birds, and even a ground hog and it was so nice to just get that one on one time with Kaden AND to also have the peace and quiet in the early morning hours.
Kaden instantly started laughing and giggling as soon as that stroller started moving and just before we returned back home a while later he was fast asleep. It was so nice and definitely a great way to start the day.
After getting to spend some quality time with Kaden this morning, I also got to get some extra cuddles from Abel this afternoon. He just loves being worn in the Moby wrap and he fell fast asleep.
Then there is this moment that was just the best of all..
Kaden sure does love his brother. This just melted my heart. .
Today I really realized that not everyday is going to be perfect but to always just stay positive. Yesterday was SOO crazy but today absolutely made up for it. It’s days like yesterday that make me appreciate days like today and for that I am truly grateful.
I’ve been pretty MIA for the last while. It wasn’t my intention but it seems the hours turn into days, turn into weeks, turn into months. We have had a very exciting year however, and over time with getting caught up again I will try to touch on lots of what has been up. But for the MAIN thing. BABY ABEL IS HERE!! We have had such a great 16 1/2 months with Kaden and we are so excited to be able to give him a baby brother. That’s not to say that the last 14 days have not been a challenge. It is one that I am definitely up for but I have a feeling there will be a lot of ups and downs. haha. :) It’s wild that no matter how much you talk to people and try to prepare yourself you just can’t prepare yourself until you are living it. I am sooo in love with my little family though. I can’t wait to dive right back into this blog and talk all about our little family of four. :) I am very out numbered now not just by 2 but now by 3 boys if i count Trevor, which I do. Time for myself if very limited and I have seriously tried to update here everyday for the last week but there just never seems to be time.
It is currently 7:53 in the morning. Abel is exactly 14 days old today and I just can not believe it. I find myself trying to soak much every second with him but I am also trying to do the same with Kaden. For me, there is a fine line between enjoying every little moment and watching them grow and learn, and breaking down crying because I feel like there is never enough time. I feel like trying to enjoy the time just reminds me that time is going by so fast. I don’t know if this is just me being extra emotional because I just has a baby or if that’s just a part of motherhood, or maybe even just a part of me but it is a struggle of mine that I am working on. I just love my babies to bits and wish there was more time in a day!!
Why is it that as we get older time goes by faster and faster?
Anyway I am off to hopefully enjoy a coffee before I have to tend to my mommy duties..:)
SO where have I been for the last 7 months?? Well building and preparing for this little guy of course… Meet Abel Cole Marney. Born April 28, 2014. Kaden is a big brother and it has been a crazy year.. More on how things are going later.. :)