I had the privilege of staying home with my two babies for the past 3 months. It was the most rewarding, but challenging summer of my life. I had this idea that I was going to breastfeed at the park and have both kids on the same schedule, and it was just going to be easy, breezy. Well wowza was I wrong. I thought going from zero to one kid was hard, but going from one to two is just insane. Especially when you have a ramped up toddler who is all boy and a newborn who needs your constant attention. All that said…I still had the best summer of my life.
After having Preslee I was able to heal and count on Bill and my parents, my in-laws, my sister and friends. I remember saying to my Mom at one point, "Mom - I don't know how new Moms that don't live near family do it." I really can't even imagine not having my village ready to help at the drop of a hat during those first few months. We did survive, but there were definitely moments of crazy. I remember one day Carson was crying, the baby was crying...I just broke down crying. I guess Mama needed her turn too. Overall though the summer was smooth with minor bumps. There were moments of complete chaos and moments of insane joy! We had lots of play dates and adventure with our family and friends. So thankful to have those people that I can call at the drop of a hat. Amidst all of the fun and those play dates still one of my favorite things to do was just lie in bed and sleep in with my two babies. Carson would watch Thomas the Train aka 'choo choos' and we would both snuggle on Preslee…me taking in all of that delicious new baby smell that I know I will yearn for again someday. Carson and I had our struggles as they don't call it the Terrible Twos for no reason, but his sweet ways won me over, as I am sure they always will.
I reentered the work force last week and just as I survived my first week as a Stay at Home Mom of Two…I survived my first week back in the office as a Working Mom of Two. Our new nanny, Cassie had a lot to do with me surviving! So thankful we found her and her sweet baby Reagan. I was so anxious going back to work, but for no reason.
As I am back at work I am trying to regain some brain cells and shift from Mommy mode to Marketing mode, it isn't the easiest of transitions. However I do appreciate the adult time, projects I can feel proud about, and let's not forget the opportunity to wear some cute outfits :). I guess I am feeling a little nostalgic and I don't want to forget my SPECIAL SUMMER with my two beautiful babies. Through all the growing pains we had the moments of beauty I will forever treasure.