It’s funny, every time I’m asked about my children’s ages, I get a look…lol. Yes, I started all over again. Yes, as my daughter is graduating from high school, I’ll have a son just entering kindergarten. I know I know, my oldest and youngest children are fourteen years apart. Huge gap, I know..what was I thinking…I know..
I do know that everything happens for a reason and I officially have a built in babysitter. I have a great helper and I couldn’t ask for anything more…lol.
Starting all over has brought a new love and happiness. Yes, I’m in it for the sleepless nights and being tired all the time, but also to see another child inspire me as much as I inspire them. My son is pushing me to want to do more, to step up more, to have more confidence in myself.
Going through this pregnancy brought something totally new of course. More weight gain, less nausea, new baby products to buy and of course the excitement that there’s a human being growing inside of me.
On the flip side, it’s been a minute since I’ve had a baby and although we never forget what to do, sometimes we do need to brush up on our skills. It’s been a minute since I’ve been in the baby stage again.
Fast forward 40 weeks, my son is here after an emergency c-section and being in ICU for five days. I tell you what, visiting my child and seeing the other parent’s visiting their children in ICU days before Christmas was an overwhelming feeling of love. It was an experience I’ve never had before and something I’ll never forget. I’ll never forget going to the ICU every few hours to breastfeed, the wonderful nurses that there taking care of all those babies and seeing all those babies there with circumstances worse than my child. It’s a feeling of gratefulness and appreciation.
Here we go! My son is home and now it begins..join me on my journey of balancing motherhood with children in different seasons of their life…How do you balance it all?