Wednesday, November 30, 2011

free time...

Not that I ever had much free time after Jack,
but now even that little much I MIGHT have had during a random nap or after bedtime is a distant memory...
even now I am typing with one hand and holding a screaming Declan in the other.
Motherhood is glorious:)
This week, Tim headed back to work and I quickly realized that this was going to get overwhelming pretty quickly. Someone once said the hardest jump is going from no kids to your first one. I have found this to be utter crap. Not only am a recovering from my 3rd c-section (which is not going well and is an entirely different story) I am also outnumbered most of the time. Newborns are demanding enough with feedings and diaper changes, pair that with my strong-willed Jack and it can be a chaotic scene around here rather quickly.
Thank God for sweatpants and my nasty bathrobe with pockets. At one time, this robe came from the most luxurious resort Southern California had to offer: The Montage Resort and Spa in Laguna Beach....I can assure you that is is anything but nowadays! My robe that is...not the hotel, which in my most trying moments I can escape to for a moment in my mind when I need a quick sanity check.
Being a stay at home mom is easily the HARDEST job I have ever had to do. Harder than dealing with rich clients at that luxury resort, harder than guiding a classroom full of children, harder than saying goodbye to my husband for a deployment to Iraq...But seeing my two healthy children together is precious to me and makes even those hardest days worth it. And how could you not want to eat up those two precious faces in the photos. The brotherly love is so sweet to watch...And Jack is quickly coming around (most of the time).
Sure. I live in sweatpants lately. Whatever. I also live in the woods with no one around to see me...If I still lived in SoCal I know I would feel a bit more ashamed. So to keep a higher standard for myself, today I didn't just put on any sweatpants. I pulled out my new Juicy Couture ones, still with tags and prided myself that only a month ago I couldn't even pull them over my huge thighs. They now fit. Here's to getting a little piece of the old Julie back:)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Introducing Declan Thomas

Getting ready to go home!


I can't believe our baby is over a week old already!
Declan Thomas was born according to plan on 11.11.11 at 11:58 am.
He has been an amazingly easy baby...
its Jack that has been keeping us on our toes this last week.
I am not surprised!
Declan sleeps all the time.
He hardly cries.
This is truly an easy baby so far.
And thank goodness because Jack is giving us a run for our money.
The kid is SLOWLY adjusting to having someone else around.
For right now, I'm doing good just putting up some pictures!
So thankful that he is here safe and sound!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The final countdown


Can it really be happening this week?!
I am in shock that we'll be driving to the hospital in just 3 days to meet our newest addition. In the meantime, I know that I have been meaning to get this blog updated...
and here is the truth,
I have typed out 3 blogs and then my computer won't let me post them.
I about had a nervous breakdown, so after taking a week break from attempting to post anything, this one is going to be short and sweet but with some photos.
The nursery is done.
It was super easy and fun and Tim and I really enjoyed doing a little bit each night.
And then there was Halloween,
which was also so much fun this year with Jack.
He was a goldfish and tolerated being paraded around like a champ. But of course, the photos of that won't download tonight...so there are after and before's of the nursery since I couldn't seem to get those in the right order either. These days, I pick my battles. Something is better than nothing, right?
So these last few days I have been spending a lot of time just being with Jack and enjoying our last few moments of 1 on 1 time. Reading and playing cars and doing puzzles...
because come Friday, our world is about to get rocked.
In a crazy good way:)