Man, to say life has been chaotic lately is a bit of an understatement. I am swamped right now with work, Alivia, baby prep and more. I’m sorry I haven’t been around the blog world lately and I hope you all will understand. Mommy life is a crazy life. I’m almost there though, baby #2 will be here in a few short weeks and then things will be….honestly they’ll probably be even crazier! But I hope I will be able to make more time for blogging.
So what’s been going on with me? A lot. Or at least it seems like a lot to an 8 month preggo mama…but then again everything does!
// Count down to baby
I am working every day to get prepared for this baby. I didn’t think it would be this stressful the second time around but I think having one life to take care of while preparing for another member to join the family makes things 100 times harder. When I write out my to-do list it doesn’t seem THAT bad, but when it comes time to actually get something done my to-do list seems impossibly long, to the point that I feel discouraged and end up just binge watching something on Netflix. I am super excited though, this pregnancy has definitely gone by slower than my first and I am so ready to meet this little girl! I am already noticing differences between her and her sister, so I can’t wait to finally meet her and watch her personality grow. Hopefully if I take it slow and day by day I will manage to check everything off of my list in time for her arrival. Wish me luck!
// Work. Work. And more work.
I am dealing with being short staffed at work and getting things to a point where I can leave for my maternity leave and leave everyone in a good place. I want things to move smoothly while I’m gone and I feel like I am working that much more right now because I don’t have a full staff at the moment. It has been pretty exhausting. I nap when I can but with a 13 month old running around when I’m home it’s definitely not easy to find the time. So I’m definitely tired every day. Sometimes I come home, plop on the couch, and I don’t move for at least an hour…I don’t even have the energy to turn on the TV. So I’m just sitting there staring off into space. It’s sad. But I have to remind myself that I am doing a lot at 8 months pregnant and the circumstances are much different this time around. But it will all be worth it in the end, when I get to cuddle up with both of my girls!
// Very clingy toddler.
My daughter was sick for a few days a while back and I am that mommy that just wants to cuddle her every minute of the day if it will make her feel any bit better. And I’m talking cuddles at 3am or in the middle of the day, whatever she needs. I do think this helped a lot (at least I like to think it made a difference) but now that she is feeling better she has become pretty clingy. So I pretty much have a 13 month old little girl attached to my hip at all times. Which makes getting things done a little difficult. But I would be lying if I said I didn’t love all of the affection. =] She’s also teething, she’s almost mastered walking, and she is a HUGE chatterbox. So she keeps me pretty occupied during the day, my most productive time of the day is once she is in bed, if I still have any energy left. This is good preparation though, I feel like I’m in for a huge awakening when I have a toddler and newborn here soon. Should be very interesting.
Life has been pretty hectic, but I am trying to enjoy the sweet little moments I have with Alivia while it’s still just her. She is such an awesome little girl that I don’t want to miss anything she does! Being a mommy (a pregnant one at that) has its challenges but man, each and every one of those challenges are nothing compared to all of the rewards that motherhood brings. I am so excited (and slightly terrified) to finally have both of my girls here. It’s going to be a crazy and beautiful life having both of them here!
So bear with me guys, I’ve got a lot going on right now, but I’ll definitely try to make another appearance or two before she arrives! Hope life has been amazing for you all lately! xoxo