Hello and Happy 2014! I’ve had a productive year so far, how about you?
In early January, my husband and I welcomed a handsome baby boy into the world at 6 lbs 3 oz. and 19 ¾ inches long.
His name is Brooks Calvin II and is named after one of the most amazing men I know… my loving husband, who is an all-star father. As much as we love his name, I will say it’s a little hard having two people in the same home with the same name… but that’s a story and a blog for another time ;)
Last time I “checked-in” to my blog I was pretty honest about my excitement and yes… anxiety… about having two babies under two. But that’s the great thing about how God created the “pregnancy-process”, you have 9 months to mentally prepare!
At least you should get close to 9 months, I still don’t understand how some women ( at least enough to make a TV show) don’t know they are pregnant, how is that possible??? Anyway, I digress…
Either way, after months of questioning how we were going to pull this off, I am happy to report things are going well… for now :)
I’m not going to lie, there are definitely days more challenging than others, but it is SO worth it. It truly is amazing how much you can love another person and somehow in your sleep deprived (these days 5 hours straight is magical), hungry (who has time to eat?) and smelly (who has time to shower?) state there is so much JOY.
Just kidding, my husband and I do find time to shower and eat but NOTHING is done without planning and strategic scheduling these days. As one of my best friends told me, it’s all about “Dividing and Conquering” and that seems to be working best for us.
But how do families do it when they are outnumbered by their children? I don’t plan on personally finding out for a long time… if ever ;) So when it all boils down, having two under two is A LOT of work…. but who knew “work” could be so much fun?