It’s been so long, and we have come so far…
Our sweet baby is here! Jude joined us on Oct. 24, 2013. Whereas Naomi was born with her father’s deep brown eyes, cleft in her chin and slim frame, Jude has my bright blue eyes, my cheeky dimples on each side, and my father’s solid and stocky core. He smiles at me every morning, and loves to explore the house around him. He is a brilliant little clown, who loves to dance and thinks Daddy is the funniest person in the world.
I will post more on his birth later (and that reminds me, I never shared Naomi’s birth with you all either!). But right now, I wanted to share an update on us and what all is going on with our family. It has been long time (Jude is 9 months old now, so it’s been over a year) since I last posted here. Pregnancy is so hard on me and my body, and then the transition from being a mom of one to a mom of two is an experience and a half! On top of that, Michael has a new job, which he absolutely loves, and we have some new challenges in our future (more on that as they developed — stay tuned! You’re going to love it!).
And me? I’m learning so much about myself and my relationships with my children. It’s so amazing to see how very different they are from one another, and how amazing they are as themselves. I love watching them grow and learning more about them. Since Jude has been born and I’ve been home, it’s been an incredible experience to see Naomi go from 2 to 3 and from 3 to 4 and to see her rebel and blossom and become her own person. My stars she is an amazing, brilliant little girl. And what a girl — all girl! Pink and ponies and flowers and butterflies and glitter and balloons and girl, girl, girl! It’s so hard for this ungirly mama to deal with all this pink and cotton candy. 😛
I hope to post more things — I have a stash of posts I’ve worked on over the last year that I wrote as they came to me, intending all the while to come back here and post them. Now that Jude is a little older and doesn’t need me every single second (whoo-hoo! I can pee by myself — if I’m quick!), I hope to get back and post more and share more about my family and our adventures, as well as the fantastic things that I come across on the internet that I find fascinating.
Much love to you all and I look forward to reacquainting with you again!