Thursday, April 3, 2014

and then there were TWO

big & little. finally! we are all together and happy to be home! side note- while we were in the hospital, ada decided she could do her own hair ;) also, jaundice light box was no fun for anyone.
ada and lucy in the early days... 
while i was in the hospital ada decided to do her own hair ;) 

whoa, it’s a whole new world with TWO! why didn’t someone tell me it was going to be so darn tricky managing TWO little people? don’t get me wrong, ada has been an amazing big sister and a huge help ‘round here, BUT she’s still a strong willed three-year old who is FULL of energy and i’m sleep deprived mama tending to a fussy newborn. phew. the first few weeks after lucy was born were super sweet- all new and cuddly, and the sleep deprivation hadn’t caught up to me yet, but then, WHAM-O, it hit us- the sickies- a cough/cold bug that is still hanging on to dada, a stomach bug that thankfully only hit one of us (poor ada), freeezing cold snowy weather, and then there was (and still is) a spit-up crazy baby girl. oh, and then there’s the piles and endless piles of little laundry. man oh man. march, you were a doozy! 

and the current view from the other side :) (not pictured- loud, crazy pants jumping up and down 3 year old sister)
shhhhh.... a few weeks old here i think
i’m trying to look on the bright side though! 
she’s a pretty good sleeper and OH so cute, so it’s hard to complain. 
AND april is here! i thought it would never come! i do love this month, it always feels like a fresh start with the promise of spring...  and most important, we can leave the house! yes, we’ve left the house with lucy, but mostly just to go to such glamours places as the pediatricians appointments and nursery school drop-offs, but, now we can actually go for walks in the sunshine and say goodbye to the worststircrazywinterthatfeltlikeitwouldneverend ! (otherwise known as winter 2014)

just getting outside for walks in the sunshine in above freezing temperatures will feel amazing. yup! here’s to that! 

i’m also trying oh-so-hard to embrace these days as they are all too fleeting... this article that a friend just sent along was a perfect reminder. i just read it and sobbed away while snuggling a sleeping lucy a little bit tighter... *sigh* 

i have an april goal to blog more too... there i said it out loud, so i’ve got to follow through now :)

hope all’s well in your world...
more soon xo *s

13 comments:

  1. So so sweet. The piles of laundry are crazy and the long days are crazier, but when you look at those cute little faces, it somehow doesn't seem so crazy any more!! Plus, it goes by FAST.
    (I say this mostly as a reminder to myself, because the laundry is only half done and I'm desperate for a nap or five minutes of quiet but the baby isn't sleeping and waking-up-from-nap time and end of the school day are almost here...)

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    1. right there with you ashley! thanks for saying hello :) xo *s

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  2. Oh so true, two can be REALLY hard!! But then they start playing together and become two little musketeers (in between the arguing for one toy the other has so has pushed him over and then the other is crying bits!). But yes most of the time it's just craziness in our house! ! Lucy is gorgeous by the way!! X

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    1. i cannot wait for the play together part... and neither can ada :)
      thanks, sally! i always love hearing from you! xo *s

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  3. Oh man. Baby's. Their first year is so wonderful and so tough at the same time! The day after our #3 arrived, the hubby got pneumonia, #1 got croup, and newbie was a spitting up, bundle of tears 24/7. Thankfully, AND sadly we pass through it all too quickly! And yes, before you know it you'll have little half hour pockets of relax and/or accomplishment while they play together!

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    1. thanks :) it’s funny (well, not really) how it all happens at once! it feels as if we’ve turned a corner and i can’t wait for those pockets of time! i just love that phrase :) xo *s

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  4. I sooooo remember! I felt EXACTLY the same that day : http://nathalienayer.blogspot.be/2013/05/baby-blues.html
    HANG IN THERE!!!!

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    1. thanks, nathalie! it feels good to know that i am certainly not alone and will make it through! xo *s

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  5. congratulations!!! she is so beautiful. and it does get easier managing two, i promise! :)

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  6. Oh Sarah! Congratulations, she is absolutely beautiful! What a marvellous creation. Yes adjusting to two is totally crazy town but then there are moments that feel really cool when you figure out the bits you've done before & you gain confidence. "Yeah I remember this, I know how to handle this, oh yeah it must be THIS stage....' Kids are all different but there are lots of things the same. You will do fabulously! Wonderful news.
    And looking forward to the painting workshop btw! I've been doing so much digitally lately I can't wait to get painty fingers too! See you in class. Yay!

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thanks so much for saying hello! i do my best to reply to comments, please know i read and appreciate each and every one! xo *s