My Life

I'm not going to sugar coat it folks. The transition from one baby to two was pretty rough on me. I think had they not been so close in age, it may have been a bit easier, but none the less I found myself guilt ridden and pulled in a million different directions. I'm pretty sure that those feelings come standard when you become a parent but it still doesn't make it any easier. 
So the great news is, I have finally found my rhythm!!!
 I find myself more happy and relaxed these days, truly enjoying being mom to my two little ones. I am cooking again and have more creative ideas than ever.  My husband and I are getting a long really well these days. (having 2 babies this close in age is a HUGE stress on a relationship. Not to mention we've only had one measly date in a year and a half)
I think the only word to describe my life is FULL!
From my heart to my home, everything is beautifully FULL. There is a huge sense of contentment that has come over me since having children. I finally feel like I found my purpose in life. I finally found what I spent my whole life looking for! Things are going so well I have even, for a split second, considered having another one. Shhhhh..........don't tell my husband!
 





 On other fronts, I have lost 5 pounds so far towards my goal. So I still have 55 pounds to go. This week I am starting a modified low carb diet. I'm not doing anything too drastic, just cutting out bread and sugar. I'm hoping this new change will speed up the weight loss a bit. I'll check in again soon and let you know how it's going! 
 
Hanna

19 comments:

Lindsay said...

They are so precious Hanna! Enjoy this stage!

m&msmommy said...

Yay! So glad to read that you found your rhythm! :) And I must say, it's WAY sooner then I did and mine were four YEARS apart! :) So a huge congrats to you! :)

They are absolutely beautiful! I love looking at pictures of the two of them together. It warms my heart to think about how close they will be as they grow up. Even with Manuel and Mia being 4 years apart their bond is absolutely beautiful to watch! :)

Congrats on your 5 lbs! That is a huge milestone. Good luck with no bread! I was just telling a co-worker of mine that I do not think I could cut bread out of my diet, but I bet it would be the key to the last 10 lbs I need to lose to get to my pre-Manuel weight! :) Where is my will power!?!?!? ;)

Have a great week!

m&msmommy said...

*Oops, sorry for the super long comment!* :)

Holly said...

So glad things are going well. Your little ones are adorable!

Kaci * Little Piles Everywhere said...

Trust me. In a year or two from now when they are playing together like best buds it will melt your heart even more. You won't regret it for a second having them so close in age. They will grow up not ever knowing a second of their lives without the other.

The Price Family! said...

My two children are 14 months apart! It really is hard at the baby stage but once they get up a little bit into the toddler age. I have found that it is alot easier and alot of fun!!! GOOD luck with your weight loss!

JCB Design Studio said...

They are soooooooo cute I could just kiss the screen! Hard to believe any of mine were ever that little at one time!! ENJOY them!

Suertemom said...

There's nothing more special than being a mother and feeling contentment and real happiness. Congrats!

Lisa said...

Oh my heavens, looking at those pictures brings back such sweet memories. Who needs clean laundry and made beds? Let it all go a bit and just enjoy this beautiful, truly beautiful, messy, chaotic time in your life. A time like no other....you are so blessed!

My Garden of Eden said...

Hanna,

Your kids are SO cute! I understand where you are coming from! My first two are 15 months apart and then I had a third 16 months later :) A rhythm makes it easier! It is busy now...but later it is a breeze...mine are now 2 1/2, 3 1/2, and 5. Life is good! They are the best of friends! You are doing great!! Congrats on the weight loss and finding joy in what you are doing!

Abbi

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stephanie said...

they are so so sweet! i have often wondered if i could handle two. just one is a lot of work! all my friends say it's a breeze but i think they are lying to me haha.

Kara said...

Mine are almost exactly 2 years apart. When my second was born, I wondered if we would ever find a new sense of normal. But now, it's so much fun having them close in age. You settled in a lot faster than I did.

PoetessWug said...

Congratulations on hitting your stride! :-) Cute pictures of the kids too!

Gail @ Sophisticated Steps said...

It takes time, but yes, things eventually get into a rhythm. Having 3 back to back to back has been very, VERY challenging. (Why do you think I started my boutique! I had to have something for ME!) However, the diaper stage goes faster than you think it will, though while you're in it, it's an eternity.

There's something about three children that totally changes the family dynamics. Women with "only two" don't get this. I LOVE all three of my kids, but it can be challenging when they all want to be in the same place at the same time or do the same thing. (Being so close in age, they pretty much have the same interests.)

Oh, the joys of motherhood. :) Your kiddos are adorable and you should enjoy this stage for all it is....but please...go on a date! Haha! You need it for your sanity! :)

Sophisticated Steps

Stephanie in Suburbia said...

So sweet! We're in talks on another one. I worry a lot about having 2 so close together (mine is 15 months). But then these pics are just so precious. And luckily we have tons of family, so we get date nights a fair amount.

Kat said...

You are really brave to talk about your struggles. My sister and I talk about this often, how helpful it is to know there is nothing wrong with us and we are not alone. Being a mother is just hard and we are all doing the best we can. Enjoy your babies. My grew up far too quickly.

Veronika said...

Congrats on making your way to your goal! Such cute babies too :)

Judy said...

It is a huge transition adding a second child to the mix and I'm so glad to hear you've found your groove. Just always remember that for better or worse, this time will pass...you will get through it and look back longing for the time your babies were so small :).

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