Happy New Year guys! Hope everyone had a happy & safe NYE. 2017 came and went in the blink of an eye. I still feel like we literally just found out that we were pregnant with Logan, and that was Christmas 2016! Now we have a 4 month old. Time is seriously such a thief. BUT Logan is at my favorite age! Every age is my favorite, but 3 months-1 year is REALLY my fave 🙂 He loves to snuggle, he’s big enough to not feel like I might break him every time I change his clothes, and he’s too little to have an attitude (I’m looking at you, Lucas!)
All kidding aside, I am so thankful for this year. The good and the bad. The easy and the hard times. This year brought me one of my greatest blessings in life, our little baby boy. Since becoming a mom in 2015, my whole perspective on life has changed. Once you’re a parent, it’s never just you anymore. Every decision I make, I think about my little family. Being a mom truly is my greatest blessing in life & my most important job. To get to raise our babies as a family is something I am so thankful for.
I learned a lot in 2017. One major thing is that every baby is different. With Lucas, I think we got lucky and never had a health scare. With Logan, we’ve already had a couple in his first few months of life. Nothing is more scary as a mom than hearing that something may not be quite right with your baby. Thankfully, everything has turned out okay with nothing to really worry about.
I also learned that having two kids is way harder than having one kid. I mean, thinking about it that seems pretty obvious. In some ways, it has been easier than I thought it would be. But in most ways, it’s been harder. We are lucky to have family close by (it really takes a village) but I have still found it difficult to find balance and get things done. We don’t get date nights as often, and we are very rarely alone without either kid. Even though Brandon and I don’t get much alone time lately, I am so thankful for the close bonds that we have with our boys. With Logan never taking a bottle, there have been VERY few times that I have been away from him for more than a couple hours. I feel like I will have even more separation anxiety with him than I did with Lucas! Something I will definitely have to work on in the new year.
I will always be thankful this year. For 2017 giving us our baby boy and making Lucas a big brother. I’m ready to hit the ground running in 2018 & to make it our best year yet with both of our boys! I have big plans for 2018, and I can’t wait to see what this year has in store for us. I hope all of you have a Happy New Year and a wonderful year ahead. 🙂
As always, thanks for stopping by and following along with me & my little fam!