Finally I am starting to feel like me again. Nausea is 100% gone and there are days when I have energy to boot…shock horror! The only downside to finally having energy is that I am longing to run now! My hiatus was much easier when I didn’t have the energy to even think about it. BUT I am certainly not complaining and this boost in energy could not have come at a better time…
In between our social events and Christmas projects we are having to squeeze in copious amounts of shopping and babycinos…
Tomorrow we have another baby scan and if our Little girl is growing nicely it will be the last time we see her until she is born! All the extra scans have been a bit of a treat but I would much prefer to know her growth is on track – so fingers crossed for good news tomorrow!
So since my pregnancy is going smoothly Little A decided to mix it up with some toddler tantrums and GOSH has my life changed in the last couple of weeks!
I don’t even know where to start. We have definitely hit a whole new place with him. I think we are still working through some issues with his newly discovered independence but we will get there!
There have been some testing days – especially those ones when Little A just skipped out on napping altogether.
I have been warned that Little A asserting his independence now is just a warm up for what lay ahead in the terrible twos!
Well, all I can say is bring it! I’m braced (now) and I’m ready. There is nothing to do but tackle it head on. He needs to work it out and learn so rather than throw my hands in the air or my head in my hands (which I did for many days) I am going to embrace this part of parenting with the same enthusiasm and energy as I do the good bits. Because good or bad it is all part of my Motherhood experience. And just like the baby era passed all too quickly this toddler stage will too!
But enthusiasm and energy only gets you so far. There will still be moments, hours and days when I am at a complete loss and completely and utterly OVER IT! For those times I am going to lean on my beautiful friends and family for a supportive ear or an extra pair of hands. It takes a village to raise a child right?!?!
Luckily these challenging times, even on a bad day are always outweighed by the good and on the flip side of all the tantrums, sooks and a MILLION “No” s is this Little guy whom I now interact with on a whole new level. It is beautiful, it is special and some days I think my heart will explode if he gets any more loveable.
Big A and I have long debated whether Little A will be a Soccer player or a Runner. Well it turns out we were both wrong. After the last 2 weeks it has become clear he is going to be a commentator!
There are very few quiet moments these days as Little A gives a running commentary at every moment of the day! Sometimes his interpretations of events make me laugh and sometime they are downright inappropriately timed. But I love his little voice and the silence when he is not around makes me feel empty.
The best part of my day is after breakfast when Little A and I share a “cup of tea” at the table. One day Little A will realise he is getting ripped off in the “tea” department or he will just outgrow this mummy time but I pray I get to enjoy this a while longer. It is too precious for words!
Ok it is Friday which means my head should be buried in books and house plans but don’t go far because coming soon are some reviews of…
AND a Christmas giveaway so stay tuned…
So runners tell me running stuff?!?!? And parents any final words as I inch closer to the “terrible twos”. Has anybody experienced the “terrific twos”??? Tell me they exist!