Happy New Year 

It’s our first post this new year. It’s a new year for new adventures! Bexley is just over 2 months old, and the past two months have been a roller coaster. Life with a toddler and a newborn has been an adjustment. Needless to say there hasn’t been much time for writing…

We have been traveling, and had guests in town, introducing Bex to family and friends. Both girls and Dada have had the Cold. While visiting my Mom I was battling a case of mastitis. It’s been rough cold season around here.

My husband will be going back to work next week and I am nervous to have both girlies to my self. Big Sis will still go to daycare 3 days a week, so those 3 days a morning routine will be the challenge. I’ve been adventuring out with both girls alone and it really hasn’t been as complicated as I make it out to be in my head. I’m sure some more challenging days are in our future, but for now I’ll be grateful we are managing well.

This time around I know better. I (and my husband) have some more reasonable expectations and a different perspective. As I sit indented on my sofa, deflated from the day, I will look around and see the toys that remain scattered among the floor and reminisce of the fun we had today. I won’t wallow in disappointment that I’m just too tired to care that there are goldfish crackers and Legos scattered on the rug in the living room. The dogs will eat the crackers and I’ll wear slippers in-case I step on a Lego. I will be proud I made it through the day with my “Toddler of Mass Destruction” while balancing a baby attached to my boob. Grateful even, that I’m lucky to have the opportunity to spend these days of madness with them. I won’t be overwhelmed with stress that the toy bins aren’t sorted correctly and laundry remains never ending, because the fact is, the kids will dump the toy bins out anyway, and it is, the laundry is never ending! It feels crazy to say, but it feels like having two kiddos is easier than having one (knock on wood). I may have no spare hands, but I have a better understanding of my role as a Mom and what is really priority in our day to day lives. I worked out most of my issues adjusting to motherhood with Cora (again, knock on wood). Bring it on 2016! Adventure is out there, and us Padgett girls are going to seize the day.

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