HI! I feel like I've been away too long, and I miss this space. I get disheartened with blogging whenever life gets extra busy and crazy, but I know that I truly enjoy the fruits of it later when I have this scrapbook to look back upon. So I'll plug away with a little life update.
Declan is awesome. I am so thankful for him. He is adorable and easy and sleeps great and eats even better. He is doing all the baby stuff right. I thoroughly enjoyed my babymoon with him, that's right, enjoyed...past tense. Because it's over. The kids and Phil are all home this week for April vacation, and it seems like everything should be back to normal, except that I'm not. Our life is different now, we have another family member! One that needs Mom and gets up at night (though not very often, thank God!) and makes it difficult to go do anything as a family. We are a family-on-the-go under normal circumstances...always heading out for a walk, or bike ride, or to a pool or beach, or running errands or playing at a park, and Declan is changing all that because he needs to eat so often and it's a little chilly to bring him outside with us to play, and turns out he can't actually do anything yet ;)
So I'm feeling a little flush with cabin fever and the kids are trying to adjust to this new normal. Don't get me wrong, they loooooove the new baby, we all do, it's just they get sooooo bored and soooooo hungry when we stay home all day. Yesterday, Phil looked at me and said, "Do you want to go for a jog or something?" because it was a little obvious I needed to get out. And then I got upset that he suggested I run when I-just-had-a-baby-less-than-3-weeks-ago-and-I-know-I'm-fat-but-I-don't-think-I-can-physically-even-run-yet-because-I-just-had-a-baby!!! Maybe I should lay off the hormones :)
|My Exercise Buddy|
So I went for a walk instead, and it did do wonders to clear my mind and remind me how much my mental health craves exercise. I don't care what anyone else says, if I am fit and healthy and feel comfortable in my own skin, I'm a happy person. This maternity clothes limbo is no fun, and while I will try to be patient with my body (9 months on, 9 months off, right?) I need to clean up my eating habits. Starting as soon as the Easter candy is gone :)
But of course, when I look at my sweet Declan Kolbe and give thanks to God, I would gladly sacrifice anything and everything I have to keep him happy and healthy. Every day is a gift, and I'm not sure if I'll ever have a newborn again, so I'm trying to soak it up. This is our season right now, this is our life, this is our new normal.