Guys, I have to admit, I'm feeling good. I've had a few crazy hormonal moments after the birth of Little Lady June (which reminds me, I still need to share her birth story with y'all!), but overall I'm really excited about starting life as a family of four.
I honestly think that a large part of my excitement is that I'm super relived to not be pregnant anymore. While I had a wonderful, healthy pregnancy, the false labor that lasted the last few weeks (including a contraction filled ice storm, a scary fall onto my belly while chasing HDawg around and three trips to the hospital prior to delivery) was really stressful. I was also dealing with the fact that my sweet little H was kind of frustrated with his momma and my lack of physical ability to play/take care/love on him as much. You can read more about my struggles with that here in a super sensitive post I wrote for BabyCenter. Oh yeah, and add to all of that that I was also as large as a house. Let's just say it was a long last month of pregnancy.
But, thankfully, our sweet little girl arrived happy and healthy. David and I look at each other and sigh "this is a dream come true!" multiple times each day. Two healthy, beautiful kiddos... you can't beat that.
So, like I said, I'm feeling good! I've got this rejuvenated spirit and I'm all excited about life. It's kind of like my new year- I'm ready to welcome spring along with a whole bunch of new fun things. A few goals and "to-do's" if you will. I know, that's kind of ambitious coming from a sleep-deprived mom of two under two! But it's the truth. What is wrong with me, I'm not sure... is there such a thing as postnatal nesting?!
I thought I'd keep myself accountable by sharing a few of these ambitious ideas and goals with y'all.
Plant a small vegetable garden on our back porch.
Print out family and Instagram photos and/or make a family photo book.
Sew Little Lady June her own DIY burp cloths (like I sewed for HDawg!).
Start meal planning and cooking again.
Clean out (sell and donate items) and organize our garage.
Toss/donate my old clothes and update my wardrobe.
Start running again, consistently.
Pick back up on my weekly cleaning schedule.
And, of course, I have a million and ten fun little DIY decor projects on my brain, too. Follow me on Pinterest (@tenjuneblog) to see more of what ideas I'm loving these days.
So, it sounds like it may be a busy spring for me, right? I'll probably wake up tomorrow and say, ummmmm never mind, all I want to do today is nurse and watch Real Housewives. Hopefully this ambitious side of me sticks around!