It is May already, I can’t believe it. Where did all the time go?! It was a busy busy first quarter, with all the traveling, Jamie’s 1st birthday celebration, a whole slew of visitors and weekends suddenly filled with activities.
And the fun continues! The warm weather, longer days and summer heat are upon us, which can only mean more time for more activities and more travel for us. Hopefully in the coming days I will be able to update this blog more frequently as well (as I am so so so behind on the things I want to write about!).
I’d have to tell you though the girls have been requiring a lot of my attention lately too, more than I realized.
Sam has completely dropped her afternoon nap and that means no more afternoon downtime for me. We get to spend a little more quality time together while Jamie is asleep, or we use the time to finish up her Kumon activities undisturbed. It sometimes proves to be a challenge, because I used to use their afternoon quiet time to finish up chores or catch up on my TV shows. I’m still trying to figure out a good balance.
Jamie and I get most of our alone time when Sam is at school in the mornings or at night, after Sam has passed out in complete exhaustion. I believe she is teething as there seem to be four of them that want to come out at once. Hence, she is also harder to get to sleep.
Jamie has also recently started her Gymboree sessions and we go once a week. I feel it’s the opportune time to get her into the Play & Learn classes, and it gives us another venue to practice her toddling. Lately she’s been wanting to walk around a lot, but still not without support. It is very back-breaking, I can tell you that. 🙂
Yesterday she let go of the table and took one step towards me. I thought that was it, but I guess she realized what she had done and has not tried it again since. My hope is that by the time May is over, she will be walking around confidently on her own. I know that will bring yet another round of new challenges, but that is a milestone that I just cannot wait to reach.
Yesterday I braved the playground with the two girls, and I realized that with Sam running all over the place and Jamie wanting to toddle and not be carried (all over the place), I wished I had Elastic Man’s powers. I needed to stretch myself in two directions. It took a few creative suggestions but somehow we managed to last a good 45 minutes.
So if you can’t already tell, by the time I get them both in bed at night, I am also completely spent! Not to mention, the apartment is left a little bit messier than usual. Maybe soon we will get past this new adjustment phase, things will normalize and I will find the much needed daily downtime for me.
Which is why it has occurred to me — in a few days it will be Mother’s Day. 🙂 To all the moms out there, have you been thinking about the kind of Mother’s Day you want this year? I suggest we start a public wishlist so that our husbands, children and loved ones can give us exactly the kind of Mother’s Day we want. Yes? Mine are simple: to sleep in, to be free of diaper-changes, and to get a good relaxing, stress-free massage. (A facial and a pedicure would be nice too, but that may be pushing my luck! 😉 )
And now, a bit of good news: My Mommyology has been chosen as Green Eggs and Mom’s Blog of the Month! Yay! That means that every Friday this May, Anne (of GE&M) will be featuring a guest post from yours truly. This is a first for me and I’m quite nervous and excited to try it out. We’ve been working on a few posts, and I hope you’ll like them. 🙂
Yes, a lot of exciting new things in store for May – and beyond.
That’s all for now! Toodles!