There are TWO of them?!?
It’s hard to believe HVB is already 2 months old! Time is going quickly in some ways and very slowly in others. We are getting into the rhythm of daily life with two kids and figuring out how to manage everyone’s needs. It’s a steep learning curve, that’s for sure! FVB has continued to love on his brother and really has adjusted amazingly well to this huge change in his life. I think I am having the most trouble adjusting out of all of us! A wise person once told me that when you go from 1 kid to 2 kids your work doesn’t just double, it increases tenfold. I have definitely found that to be the case.
HVB is just beginning to show a bit of a personality, smiling and cooing and spending more and more time awake. In addition to smiling, there are a few tears. Overall though, he’s been a pretty happy baby. I can’t wait to see how much fun the two boys will have once HVB is big enough to play!
My time for writing (OK, my time for everything outside of keeping two kids alive and entertained) has suffered immensely, but I’m trying to keep my ideas flowing and get some new posts up! In order to have a little bit of time to myself to write/pay bills/research things/ etc, I have been attempting “quiet time” with FVB (since he gave up napping). This has been met with mixed results. Some days I have a blissful 30 minutes where HVB is sleeping and FVB is playing happily by himself, and other days I am nursing HVB and FVB is crawling all over me whining. Or sometimes a mixture of both. I know a lot of stay at home parents use the evenings as their alone time, but by the time FVB is bathed and put to bed, HVB is ready to nurse again and I’m ready to collapse on the couch with hubs and watch TV for an hour before passing out from exhaustion. Not exactly the time of day to do my best work! I’m hoping to eventually get to a point where I can have an hour or more of FVB quietly playing mid day while HVB naps, but I don’t see that happening anytime in the near future.
As far as our eating goes, we have suffered greatly since my in laws left. They spoiled us by grocery shopping AND cooking delicious gourmet meals every night (oh, and entertaining FVB, cleaning, and doing laundry), and then they left us to fend for ourselves. How could they! Luckily, Hubs has been doing the grocery shopping, so I haven’t even attempted to take both boys out together on my own. He’s also done a lot of the cooking, but I’m starting to get back into it. Mainly by looking at Pinterest and pinning recipe ideas for some day way in the distant future when I can plan and cook a meal that requires more than two or three steps. In the meantime, we’ve been relying on quick and easy meals these days. Lots of soups, tacos/burritos, and rice/veggies. I recently discovered a new site that I really like called The Vegan 8. I can’t wait to try out some of the recipes! There is a whole section dedicated to kid-friendly recipes and everything looks super yummy.
We are also busying day dreaming about summer and planting our garden. Our grocery store produce leaves a lot to be desired and I am always so happy when gardening season comes! Hopefully this winter weather breaks soon and we start getting some sunshine and warmth.
Well, Happy Hour is now upon us and a nice cold Blue Moon is calling my name. Let’s hope it’s not another two months before I can manage to post again.