Updated: Dec 9, 2020
Seize the day. That is what I have to keep telling myself here lately... I would have loved for this post to be more upbeat, positive, and bubbly; but there are few things bubbly about life right now, except for our almost two year old (when she doesn't decide to throw temper tantrums HA)! This time of life we are in is full of changes and stress. Not to say that these changes aren't exciting and the stress isn't worth it! All of the changes have and will bring good, as well as the stress we are feeling is only temporary and will pay off.
Our second child was born on July 18th, we purchased a new vehicle on July 22nd, our house was fully set on July 23rd, and we received our dog home from training on August 1st. To say the last month has been a blur would be an understatement. I feel like my husband and I have been running on auto pilot. For some reason, we always seem to do everything at once, as far as changes go!
We had a little girl and named her Lena. Big sister seems to love her and likes to give her kisses, which consist of hugs to her head (LOL). The adjustment from one to two is definitely not easy in my personal opinion. But who am I to talk, as my cousins (3 of which who write for theRanches'Wives) have 5+ kids! I think the hardest thing for me has been the mental toll on my mama heart. I miss my toddler some days and just want to be able to spend more time with her doing whatever she wants to do. I feel guilty for letting her watch too many videos on the iPad some days and hope she still knows how much I adore her. I know this is just a season and it will pass. The next season will bring new sets of joys and challenges.
Our house has brought on stress of its own (as expected), but it's slowly getting there! Garrett and I both feel like we need 7 more sets of hands to get all the things done. We have been extremely thankful and want to express our gratitude for all of the help we have received from family. We could have not made it through this past month without them. It truly does take a village. I never understood that saying more than I do now! We love our new home and can't wait for it to be finished one day. The whole process is exciting, stressful, and fun. I can't wait to show pictures and talk about the experience. Stay tuned!
This picture seems like a perfect description of our life right now- me making sure Mila is okay and trying to get her to listen to me, Mila looking at her sister wondering why the heck she is crying and trying to understand the newness, and Lena crying, as all she wants to do is eat, sleep, or be held (HA)!