Motherhood right now
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I’m in the sweetest spot with motherhood.
My little Luke is crawling (FINALLY) and he’s just so happy to be able to explore and be independent. He’s still very much attached to me, which I love, but he’s having the best time crawling down the hall with David and feeling more included. He would look so longingly at David when he’d be moving and I could only imagine that Luke was thinking about how bad he wanted to crawl!
David is talking up a storm and it’s the best. He says the cutest things and usually gives a detailed recap when I ask him what we did that day. If you ask him what his full name is he says “Tuna Apricot! That’s the name!” with his pointer finger going straight up in the air as if he is making a very important declaration. I know where the “tuna” factor came it, but I have no idea why he added “apricot” to it! And if you shake his hand and say “Nice to meet ya”, he’ll say, “pleasure is all mine”!
Both boys are happy and joyful! I really cherish my time with them. I sacrificed 5 daytime hours of work a week in order to spend more time with them, and I’ve been really happy with that decision. Hiring Nicole and utilizing Jordan for filming more often has allowed me to work more efficiently and not get too far behind on my to do list!
Anyway, back to the sweet spot.
In raising kids, especially the first year, there is so much change and adjustment that it can be hard to adjust to the “new normal”. Now that my boys are 2 and 1, I can look back and see that while some of the harder times felt like an eternity, they do end and happier times lie ahead. Most memorable are Luke’s colicky days, but there were times when David was cutting multiple teeth where Justin and I were drained to pure exhaustion.
The boys have quite different personalities, but they genuinely enjoy each other. When David gets up for the day, or up from nap, and Luke is still sleeping, he’ll look around for him. He’ll say “HI DUKER!” over and over until I convince him that he’s still asleep! Usually I show him in the “monimer” (monitor) and then he’ll finally believe me.
This has been such a fun season. I’m looking even more forward to the weather warming up and us going on more family walks too!
Do you have a specific season of motherhood, or even just your life, that you look back fondly on?
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