Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Unintended Hiatus

So the last blog post was almost 9 months ago. It was aptly about how two children is more than one. And surprise, surprise life caught up with me. Not only did we slowly adjust to life with a new baby, we learned to live with a two year old. Having a two year old is not for the faint of heart. Every day is a challenge and a blessing often in the same moment. If I could only write all of my adventures....but I shall save that for another day.
The last almost 9 months have been filled with ups and downs and most importantly (drum roll please) homeownership!! Third time apparently is the charm because on our third attempt at the home buying process we succeeded. On a whim we decided to go look at a house and a month later we signed our savings away.
We always wanted a fixer upper and that's exactly what we got. Almost a whole month of work and we finally moved in. There are still some things to be done but we are happy and beginning to find our new normal. Hopefully this will be the end of my hiatus but only time and two little boys will tell.
The Heathcote Homestead

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Adventures in Motherhood - Two is More Than One

So it's been about 3 months since I last posted. Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of blogging but I seriously have been overwhelmed abundantly blessed by two little boys. The Bear is 2 and yes I do hope to post about his birthday just as soon as I organize my thoughts and receipts. We went Cars themed and it was super fun & a little crazy. But that's another blog. Today's work of genius is inspired by my new title of mom of two. I knew this was true before I even started having children, but two is so different from just one. As I'm sure you've noticed, I'm all about creating Top 10 lists. So here they are the Top 10 ways having two is different from having one.

Top 10 of Having 2

1. You have to play man-to-man defense. Gone are the good old days when you can defer to dad when your munchkin gets snotty. Dad's hands are already full with the other one.

2. Going any where by yourself is a thing of the past. You might as well kiss goodbye ever going to the bathroom without an audience ever again.

3. Love rage. Where your older one loves the younger one so much they just can't contain themselves. Usually ending in some form of little brother getting hit and crying.

4. You base your wardrobe on how accessible the girls are and how easily you can hide spit up, peanut butter, and miscellaneous stains. Let's face it, clothes are only good for covering up the necessities & as an extra burp rag.

5. Your older child is suddenly so big. It's like a woke up one morning and suddenly my 2 year old could to everything!

6. Your older child is suddenly incapable of doing anything. He can do everything. Include choose to NOT do the things you know he can do.

7. You don't document every little thing about blessing #2. I've been good about writing down measurements and trying to note milestones but we'll see how long even that lasts. (I have also failed to purchase/create a baby book for the little guy).

8. You feel most proud as a parent when they are both napping simultaneously. I'm enjoying this right now and yes, I'm very proud of myself. Thank you very much.

9. You don't breathe easy until 8:00 p.m. Bedtime is my favorite time of day.

10. You love just as much but different. This was one thing I was very worried about. The Bear has been such a joy and I was seriously worried that I wouldn't know what to do or how to love my second baby as much. But it's just something you do. It's truly amazing. I love the Bear for who he is and I love  my little Tiger just for who he is. 

Well that's it. My top 10 when it comes to having two. Probably not exciting but it is to me. Life with two little guys is challenging every day but I wouldn't change it for the world.