My favorite quote of the past year is this: “parenting is about long days and short years.” I find a great deal of truth in this statement and it can be applied to other aspects of life too, I suppose. I absolutely love being a mom, but it has it’s challenges, almost daily. A lot of my personal challenges as a mother stems from the fact that I am a working mother and now that I no longer feed Jonathan in the mornings, sometimes I don’t see him until 5 when I get home. Sometimes he likes to nap as late as 5 or 6 and then go to bed at 7:30 or 8 so I end up with 2, max of 3 hours with my son. During that 2-3 hours, I am also getting dinner ready for my family, seeing how my husband’s day was and thinking of the tasks I need to do to get ready for the next day. Those hours don’t usually go that quickly either, sometimes they can feel like a whole day. But that’s the mantra behind the “long days” quote. Yet, I look back and the year, actually now 13 months has gone by very quickly. Hard to believe he is walking around, making new discoveries every day and growing increasingly independent. I LOVE to watch him grow, and cherish every second I can because I know he won’t be this little forever.
He is already in bed now, went down at 7:45 actually. His day was like this: up at 7 for a bottle, back to bed until 9. Up at 9 for breakfast and playtime with daddy til 10:30, nap 10:30-1:30, up for lunch and playtime then back to bed at 3:30. Woke up around 5/5:30 for dinner, more playtime, batch time and then went to sleep at 7:45. He loves to sleep! Maybe he’s just going through a growth spurt right now? I suspect so. This type of schedule makes it hard to play a day and make it to church. If he slept anywhere, it wouldn’t matter but since about 9 months he is very particular about where he sleeps so we have to adjust.
My pregnancy is going very well, I am feeling very well and haven’t experienced much back pain (yet.) That was the hardest part of my first pregnancy and I was feeling it by this time. Hoping it stays away, especially as I now have a toddler that already likes to play with his little sibling by climbing all over me and my expanding belly. This week, I will be 15 weeks so it seems appropriate to be switching my wardrobe over to maternity! Yikes, I really need to get to work on that! Clothes are starting to not fit or not fit right and I can’t wear my over sized jammies to work, unfortunately.
Sorry if this is a boring post, just wanted to capture a few things.