I just had my second baby and the question I keep getting is “are you so much calmer with baby number 2?” The short answer is no. No, I am not calmer. I still check my sleeping baby to make sure she is breathing. I still google pictures of baby poop to make sure what I am seeing is normal. And I still seriously lose my chill when this baby gets a fever. However, I feel like I am a smarter mom with baby 2. What I mean is I got smart about not buying (or registering) for crap I don’t need (can you say matching bedding with bumper pads) and instead bought a bunch of non-essentials that absolutely make my life just…easier.
"Hey I'm at the store and they have these baby cribs on sale... should I get one?" Asked my husband.
Not a strange question for someone who is expecting a baby but we were not. We had been trying for 3.5 years to conceive our second baby with no luck.
“DEVIL…. Not Today!” Those were the first words out of my mouth and quiet honestly startled me that my first response was such a fiery one. Then I got real sassy, waved a finger in the air and said it again with some passion… “DEVIL…. NOT TODAY!”
No one likes to wait. Whether it’s waiting on hold with your insurance company or waiting for God’s plan to unfold, life can seem like one big waiting game.
In honor of GG who just passed away at the age of 88, I wanted to bring an old blog and recipe out. GG (to 10 great grandkids!) was passionate about family and food. I hope you enjoy. In her honor...
Years ago, I was attending a concert at a very large venue. We got there early and quickly discovered the place was packed and we had to sit in the “nosebleed” seats! Just before the concert began, I spotted a whole row of seats right in front of the stage. I looked at my friends and suggested we try and grab them and really enjoy this concert!
Today, I saw another girl who “wasn't trying” announce her pregnancy.
Today, I stuck my body with yet another needle to make my ovaries wake the heck up.
Today, I’m dreading running into that guy who asks me every.time.I.see.him., “So ya pregnant yet?”
Today, my daughter asked me, “Why didn’t you have two babies so I could play with someone?”
Whether it be with a significant other, a childhood friend or the other moms at the park; having a thriving friendship takes effort on our part. Trust me, you won’t just stumble upon a deep, intimate, fun, growing relationship… you will work at it. I have some amazing friends who I “do life” with and I’ll tell you these are the characteristics I try to model and also I look for in a friend.
I was engaged to be married at 21. My then fiance and I went through ‘pre marriage’ counseling to work out any kinks before this big step of marriage. We had only dated 6 months and then we were engaged. Needless to say we knew little about each other and even less about marriage.