I went from working full time 40+ hours a week to staying home and my husband working full time. Now I see him when he’s home, he’s tired, I’m tired and the kids are on the go or want nothing but all the attention. But despite the tiredness, the sleepless nights, and the less time with my husband; I’m so amazingly blessed. I have a wonderful loving husband and two amazingly beautiful children. Even when I wake up in the morning barely able to keep my eyes open while I make a cup of coffee and breakfast for the two year old, he’ll ask “mommy hold you?”. Of course. Always. Then of course we eat the next thing he wants is to get cozy on the couch, which for him is grabbing a blanket going to the couch, throwing on a cartoon and cuddling with mommy. My heart melts every time. I’m lucky enough that the 4 month old sleeps long enough for me to get that time with him.
I watch him grow and learn everyday of which, I hadn’t gotten the chance to do. So now being here for both her and him is the most amazing thing. I’m so grateful my husband was in agreement when I said I wanted to do this. I mean what could be more rewarding than being able to watch your kids grow up and you don’t have to miss it. With that being said we’ve really thought about what we have our kids around too and what we have in our home. My son mostly when he starts having melt downs he’ll go grab his ‘green one’ which is just a stress away oil roll on and he loves smelling it and calms down. I never thought he’d ask for oils but he does. Since we live with my husbands parents, they have a dog and boy does he love her, sometimes a little to much.
My daughter, she’s such a happy baby. She always kicks and plays with her little gym on the floor, she loves looking at herself in the mirror. Rilynn laughs and smiles way more than Jackson ever did, he was so serious all the time. I can’t wait to see what her personality is and see the things she’ll ask for. But, because of my husband and my business I now get chance to see them grow up and I’m so very blessed to do so.
Hey guys! I’m back. Yeah, I know. I’ve been MIA for a while but now I’m pretty sure I’m here to stay. Just to kinda give a quick overview of what has happened over the past year or so; last I told you I was stationed with my husband and son in Germany for the military. Since then I have gotten out, we are back in the United States. My husband and I have switched roles. He now works and I’m lucky enough to stay home with the kids. Yes, I said kids 🙂 we now have two beautiful little ones; one girl, one boy 🙂 Jack is now 2 and Rilynn is 4 months. We are so lucky to be the parents of two amazing kids. That doesn’t mean Jack isn’t going through your typical two year old phases though. Since I got out I’m diving more into my Young Living business; being more active and serious about it. Any encouragement is welcome 🙂 I’m definitely excited to be back and writing to you guys! I’ll be doing some much needed updates for this blog site so thanks for sticking with me guys!
This isn’t the first and definitely won’t be the last. In one month my baby boy will be a year. One year. One freaking year. I don’t know how it has gone by so fast. I was in bed the other night and I found myself thinking about everything and how he’s learning new things. He’s growing so fast. All of a sudden I’m crying and I walk down stairs to my husband and just sit in his lap and cry. He asked me what was wrong and all I said was he’s growing up to fast. I guess we’r always told it goes by fast but you never really know how fast until you have one of your own. It’s like everything else I guess, it feels like it takes forever to get to that point but when you get there it feels like yesterday you were just finding out about it. Kids are a blessing and even though I may dread it sometimes I love watching Jackson grow.
When you have kids they don’t tell you how exhausting it is. Lies, they do just not to the extent it really is. I give huge props out there to all you single moms and dads doing it by yourself. I don’t know how you do. I mean when you have kids you know there aren’t anymore days of sleeping in or really late nights going out, because you know your kid is going to be up at 6-7 in the morning. I love my baby boy but I swear I get like 12 hours of sleep in a week sometimes. With all the lack of sleep though they don’t tell you how rewarding it is. Even though you’re getting up at 6 or 7 in the morning, you’re waking up to this little person who is beyond excited to see you everyday. They want you there so you two can play and eat together. They want to try and do everything you do. They love you unconditionally. They want you around all the time, if not to cuddle with then at least to be in eye sight. I love my baby boy and when I’m getting up at 2 am to feed him, I smile because even though me and him are both tired he still smiles at me. So yes being a parent single or not can be exhausting but the rewards are well worth every last bit of it.