This is how our 2015 started out…
…at 7 a.m. with three kids (3 and under) in our bed!
We spent New Years Eve babysitting my sister’s little girl. Add in our two munchkins and it was certainly an eye-opening morning. This picture sums up how I anticipate 2015 is going to be. Surrounded by a lot of kids and a lot of early mornings! Don’t get me wrong, I’m super excited for all of it. I’m loving this time in our lives… maybe just not the early morning wake up calls.
As we welcomed our second child into our routines last year, I’ve become a lot more relaxed with my goals and schedules. I’m sure you’ve noticed the random nature of my posts and the lack of house projects or organization tips. It’s not that I don’t want to do these things, I’m just no longer pressuring myself to come up with material if it isn’t something I have the time or passion for. My goal for 2015 is to continue to blog and write posts, but to do it when I have the free time to enjoy it.
It’s been a busy few months over here with the new baby and holidays, but I think we are finally starting to get into our groove and ready to take on 2015! I know it’s well into January, but you’ll have to bear with me for this post because I still really want to document our holidays. With two kids, it is harder to be entirely punctual, but that’s no excuse to not get things done. So, here we go with our 2014 holiday wrap-up:
Did I say two months? It’s actually more like three! To be entirely clichéd – the time has flown by! I’m heading back to work full-time in just two days and as I watch my maternity leave come to an end, I can’t help but smile. I really enjoyed and savored every minute of my time with my sweet girl these past 12 weeks. I found myself spending many mornings just holding her and smiling – not stressing about the messy house or how few days left I had like this. I wanted to enjoy every second.
Maybe the people who told me that a second child was easier were actually right. I didn’t find myself stressing as much this time around. Realizing how big Ollie has gotten tipped something off in my mind that reminds me just how short these baby years are. If there is one piece of advice I can give to new moms, it is to stop the stressing… it really will all be okay. The crying stops, the baby sleeps and life goes on… quickly!
Okay, now on to the past month’s stats for our little lady:
When I last left all of you, I was on the verge of being almost a week overdue and ready to have our little baby girl. The good news is that one day after I posted her nursery photos – she arrived!
We welcomed Elliot Nicole on September 12, 2014 at 9:08 a.m. She weighed in at 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.5 inches long. She was perfect, of course, and very healthy. Since her arrival we’ve been adjusting to life as a family of four.
For those wondering how big brother Ollie is doing, I’m happy to report he is absolutely enamored with his little sister. One month in and he’s yet to ask us to take her back. He calls her “his” baby and loves it when she is awake so he can give her kisses all over her head. He is a big helper and likes to hold her and feed the baby on occasions. The helpfulness only last about a minute, but I’m still grateful. He hasn’t regressed at all (knock on wood)and is still doing great in his big boy bed and potty training. We made the decision to leave him in daycare/school part-time so I have both kids home with me two days a week right now and that seems to be the perfect amount. I’m not overly stressed out by the end of the week, which hopefully is making for a happier household this time around.
Well we are officially past our due date and it doesn’t appear little girl wants to make an appearance any time soon. It’s all about the wait game now which I find the hardest part. Thankfully this time around I have an active little toddler to keep me entertained for these final days and I’m lucky enough to be able to continue working up until I deliver, so it’s actually pretty busy around here. One thing that I have been dying to show off is our finished nursery for our baby girl.
I’m very happy with how it turned out and even my husband loves it. My theme/inspiration started out with a card from my sister-in-law when we announced we were expecting. On the front of the card was this adorable rain cloud and from there our little girl nursery was born.
The overall theme is rain clouds with bright colors and light blue walls. I could go into a ton of detail about everything but figured pictures do a better job of showing off the room, so here you go:
Now that we are only one month away from the due date of our little girl, I am kicking it into high gear at the Wesolek household – organizing any and everything I can find, cleaning top to bottom and crafting left and right for the nursery. I believe that’s called extreme nesting.
The good news is that the nursery is almost complete; just waiting on a few more purchases to arrive in the mail and I think we’ll be able to call this project done for now. I have a few craft projects for the gallery wall I’d like to add, but those will likely not happen until after baby arrives – since we’re still without a name!
However, I am super proud and in love with the DIY mobile I made last month and have been dying to share it will all of you.