3 months this wonderful little monkey has been in our lives, I cannot believe it.
He has brought with him such happiness, joy and a real sense of togetherness in our growing family that I am so thankful for.
The first month was just lovely getting to know my new little man. I tried to rest more than I did with Josh those first few weeks and whilst Josh was still adjusting to our new way of life we still managed to have some memorable family moments with Halloween & Birthdays to boot. By the end of this month, feeding was well underway, any aches that I had were gone and it was time to start our new reality.
The second month reality was well underway. My husband was back to work a few weeks and Christmas was coming upon us quickly. The run up to Christmas seemed extra crazy this year. I wanted to do all the magic things with Josh but didn’t really feel I was embracing it all and by the time Christmas Day itself came I must admit I was exhausted. Poor Max got a little short changed for his first Christmas but it was still lovely and I doubt he noticed that mama was a bit like a festive zombie! It was his start of smiles and Josh settling down and getting used to our new little family that really pushed me through at this time and it is always lovely to see your newest and dearest and catch up with pals as a sure way to cheer you up.
Into month three we were into the new year and we went top to bottom in the house trying to clear any clutter due to more toys and another persons bits adding to the load. I also started to focus on losing the baby weight which this time was seriously taking its time and was starting to bother me. January has been mostly busy but productive. We have a new routine with Josh starting Montessori and I have signed myself and Max up to a few things which I will write about again.
It’s certainly pretty hectic as a mum of 2. I have a super husband and a great ‘ga ga’ but the tiredness can still overwhelm you but other days it’s the love for your new little family that hits you like a thunderbolt. My life has shifted yet again adding another to the mix but I wouldn’t want it any other way…
Next up is getting a bit of a routine in place around his sleep etc as at this stage from looking back, Josh’s was emerging and we also brought Josh swimming this month so that might be something to do as a family soon too.
I finished writing this watching La La land with my boy asleep in my arms and a cuppa in hand.. Life is good and sometimes in the whirlwind of motherhood you just need to check in with yourself and realise that the tiredness will pass and the good times are plenty!