Maxwell, 26 months // Natalie, 7 months
These two kids give me infinite amounts of affirmation, not to mention any wonder about whether I’m actually doing what I should be doing. It’s a wonderful feeling to be having these positive thoughts. I took these photos yesterday and they are perfect examples of their sweet, developing personalities.
We’ve been well over here. My mom visited from Michigan for about five days, and we spent all of our time either talking, walking/running, or playing with the kids. It was a great group of days, but they (of course) went by way too fast. She was here for our third book club meeting and I think I’ve convinced her to come back in 6 weeks for our next meeting? ;) I’ll let you know.
Speaking of books, I finished The Husband’s Secret which was our latest book club book (and absolutely loved it!) and recently started Where’d You Go, Bernadette?. Our next book club book is Orphan Train, if you want to “read along”. I also have The Rosie Project on my desk, but I haven’t opened it yet. I’m still working through A Million Little Ways and a personal bible study, Proverbs 31 by Life Lived Beautifully. Lots of books, which makes me happy!
I’m slowly (but surely!) working through a Big Project, which is a huge comfort to me. Never could I have imagined how different life is with two babes, including the concept of personal time, completing a full thought (before I forget it), inconsistent sleep patterns, and/or accomplishing goals. But like I said, I’m getting there and it feels soooooo good. I’m also thankful I’m not the first woman to become a mama, that many have gone before me and fully know grace.
Recently I shared on Instagram how well the kids are sleeping, considering they share a bedroom. I received a lot of feedback, mostly wanting to know how we sleep trained our kids and room-sharing advice. And then would you believe a few days later Maxwell decided he wants to take a 1 hour nap instead of his usual 2+ hours? Oh man. Some days I have the energy to get him to fall asleep again, other days I don’t/can’t (especially if I’m already working on a project). Yesterday we met our friends at the park, which was such a life savor. We arrived back home just in time for dinner and baths. And now I’m searching for your advice: how do I get Maxwell to sleep longer? (He’s almost 27 months.) Even once our children are done sleeping at naptime I still want them to have quiet time in their bedrooms.
What is going on in your life? What are you reading, baking, or talking about with your girlfriends? Leave a comment and let me know…