Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Parenting or Life as we know it

I've said it before and I still stand by it. Parenting is hard. It's messy and there's no user's manual to offer instructions. Sure, there's plenty of parenting books, but honestly, you have to find what works best for your family because nothing is ever as cut and dry as a book might suggest in this crazy adventure.

25 months is the difference between Mason and Hadley. Our household can be chaotic that's for sure. Mason is a good big brother. He has his moments where he gets frustrated when I can't just lay the baby down to help him but for the most part he will hug her or show concern when she is crying. He will bring her paci or blanket to her as well. 

Having two under the age of 2 is teaching me the art of multitasking, patience and flexibility. It's tough at times, I feel myself going in multiple directions and wonder if I have anymore to give. At times I have to step away, to take a deep breath and remember that these are only seasons that come and go. Some nights I fall into bed exhausted from the day, but ultimately I do find the strength to keep going because that's motherhood is all about. Discovering that you have more strength built up then you could ever imagine, to keep going, to keep loving on your family. 

My house is a wreck most of the time, the laundry pile is never ending and I feel like i'm running in circles but then I see this picture...

and my heart is full. This life is rewarding. I just look at my two, amazed that my body nurtured them. Amazed that they are intertwined in my life and that I'm responsible for their well being and for building their little characters. Intimidating that's for sure and I'm bound to make mistakes along the way but that's how life is, it's how we learn and grow.  


Hadley Marie : 2 Months :

My sweet Hadley,

2 months now and your sweet personality is shining through. You are extremely alert these days and enjoy "talking" with us. The best part of this age is that you really respond to us with your beautiful smile. Your smile just melts me. You continue to be an excellent nurser and thankfully are providing me with sleep through the night (which I know will not always be the case). You are such a dainty little girl and I'm having to contain myself from continuously expanding your wardrobe. You are weighing in at 9 pounds 9 ounces 22 inches. 

Some pictures from this past month:


I just look at you in awe, my sweet girl. Always remember that you are fearfully and wonderfully made, every inch of you. 

Love you!