I’m so glad you guys enjoyed the guest posters I had on here this week. They’re all just completely lovely, right? I’m so honored that I get to call each and every one of them my friend.
Anyway…It’s good to be back.
My fingers have been itching to type. Which is funny because I have gone way longer that five days without blogging before. But, whatever. Just roll with it.
Life with two kids is nuts.
I never imagined I could be so exhausted and so stretched to my limit every single day.
I never knew how overwhelming it would be trying to make sure both kids’ needs are met.
It never even crossed my mind that being a mom of two was so rough.
But, I also never knew the amount of love my heart could feel.
Things have been rough this past week… With Eloise, mainly.
She is having a really hard time with this whole “sharing mama” thing. She is mad at me and doesn’t really want anything to do with me unless we’re alone (no dad or grami here to help out)… It kind of breaks my heart seeing how hard she is taking this whole baby thing. But, I love when I can see little glimpses of love coming from her.
Like, look at these pictures I posted on Instagram.
Holding hands? Ahh.
And, look at this one.
Does it even get cuter than that?
I’m hoping in the next few weeks we can have more moments like that, and less throwing herself on the floor and kicking her legs in a tantrum. I miss my sweet girl. And sometimes? I just want to sit there and cry with her because I just feel so guilty for rocking her world so hard.
As for Hazel…She is a dream baby. She is a great eater, a great sleeper, and hardly ever cries.
I know, right? I lucked out. Really really lucked out.
It’s times like this that I just know Heavenly Father has got my back. Because I probably (okay, 100%) couldn’t handle a fussy baby right now on top of a sad Eloise. That would be way too much for my heart to take right now.
I find myself staring at her and just feeling so much gratitude. Gratitude for the fact that she is here and also for the fact that she is just so great to be around. It’s already hard for me to imagine how our little life would be without her (I hate when people say stuff like that, but it’s true!)… She really completes our little family and we are so content with my little family of four.
So, there you have it.
A little update for ya on life with two kids.
Does anyone have any tips on how to make this all a little easier for my El girl? I try to spend one on one time with her daily, respond to her cries first (if they’re not whining/tanruming), and include her in little things (like bringing me diapers and such)…But, nothing seems to ease her little broken heart. So really, any tips would be so appreciated!
OH! And one last thing.
Harlow Moon Photography posted a little sneak peek of our birth story on their blog. The photos are absolutely beautiful! Once I get the disk I will show you more.
For now? Ignore my chubby face… I was super swollen, apparently!
Talk about talented, right!?