A mere 13 months have gone by since my well intentioned '1st Blog Post' - perhaps now my follower(s) ('Hi Mom!') could handle another.
The last year + 1 month has been pretty crazy - due in large to the fact that I grew a tiny human, then had her sliced out of me, all while still trying to keep up with my design work (and my other tiny human, husband, dog, house, etc). But along with that craziness, has also come pure giddy joy and the ever increasing need to smother my girls with excessive amounts of tight squeeze hugs, kisses and raspberries.
Once I got past those first few months of tears + anxiety (mine + the baby's) and hysterical calls + texts saying 'I can't do this!' , I think we have settled into a somewhat decent rhythm. And by decent rhythm I mean trading off 'parent mode' with my husband, so I can design in the evenings and on weekends.
Life with more than 1 tiny human is no joke - everything involves a significant amount of juggling and the ability of competently do 5 things at once or at least at rapid fire speed. The house has decided to exist in a constant state of (un)organized clutter, laundry piles and treasure trails of tini tiny socks - but I know (or my husband reminds me), that it won't be like that forever and neither will our girls. Too soon they will be in school during the day, creating little tornados of mess in the classroom instead of in the kitchen. And too soon the baby will sleep through the night, and be too busy running around to snuggle with me, so I better soak up the 4 am snuggles while I can. And too soon I will look back on these chaotic but cute baby + preschooler days and say 'I miss that'.
So for now I will keep on pushing forward and just embrace the mess I leave behind.
Talk soon (for real this time)!