Blogging our first pregnancy and child rearing, all the ups and downs, tears and laughs and overthinking that not only comes with being knocked up and a new Momma, but with just being me.
My third year as a Mother, getting to celebrate this journey, getting to reflect on who I am now.
As I drove to Yoga on Sunday morning. I smiled. Just driving in my station wagon, car seat in the back seat, windows down. I felt happy. I felt content in my life, in this journey. Happy at where I was, where I’m going and where I’ve been.
To another year of growth, change, joy and memory making.
Remember late 2011 when I shared a Saturday via a picture an hour? No? Here’s a reminder: http://barnardbabyblog.tumblr.com/post/10638740795/a-day-in-the-life-as-told-by-15-photos
I did it again!
7:30 We’re up! Time for milk and cereal with special raisins in it (golden raisins)
8:30 Hanging in the living room with a new farm set (This guy loves his farm animals)
9:30 Warmish sunny morning means a walk to Dunks for coffee. I’m ready for Spring!
10:30 Someone got my phone
11:30 Reading with Dada in the kitchen
12:30 Lunch at our favorite diner, Harvest. Fruit cup for dessert!
1:30 At swimming lessons early, so we got time to play with the School Bus. Everyone loves the School Bus!
2:30 Swimming Lessons with Dada in the pool today!
3:30 Gotta keep going, going, going since there was no nap today. Grocery shopping next!
4:30 Hanging back at home with Dij
6:30 Dinner is almost ready, but someone doesn’t want to wait.
7:30 and time for bed!
A fun day of just us. Just what we all needed!
Today, I leave for a work trip. I won’t see Emilio until I climb in bed with him after 12:00am on Saturday morning.
I’ve bowed out the last two years on this annual trip, and this year I couldn’t. So off I go.
I haven’t been looking forward to it.
I think I have to shift my attitude though, so I do enjoy it.
Adult Beverages with Adults and no Toddler sleeping upstairs
Those are all good things.
Here’s to a packed schedule (work and fun), and the week flying by.
And lots of going through pictures on my phone.
Any tips from traveling pro Mamas?
You’re 2! Wow. And quite a 2 year old you are. You shine such a bright light on the lives of the people around you. You are warm, welcoming, funny, smart and thoughtful.
You love to laugh, dance, sing and cuddle (for a few seconds at least).
You are so self assured and confident. You are who you are with no qualms. It is so refreshing to see. I know some of it will fade, regardless of what we encourage as your parents, and I will continue to bask in it now. As zany as you get, I eat it up.
You recently started saying, “Bless you, Mama” when I sneeze. Out of nowhere. Sweetest. We don’t really request that you say “please” and “thank you”, we just use them appropriately and hope you’ll understand their meaning and then use them appropriately on your own. And you do. And it is so sweet. Even at 4 AM when you want to nurse and are telling me, “Milk Mama, Milk, Pleasssse.”
We had quite the month as we celebrated the holidays and then geared up for your Birthday which we celebrated with a party and together as a family on the actual day.
It was busy, and we were together a lot which was wonderful.
As you continue to grow your language skills in leaps and bounds it gets even more fun to do things together and then talk about them later. Your comprehension and memory continues to astound me.
It all just keeps getting better. There are still moments when it is really hard. And moments when I think, “When does it get easier?” (I know it doesn’t, it just changes). Overall though, man it is awesome. You are awesome.
And now, we keep on growing together.
I love you Milio,