My family lives in Pensacola. Oh I miss them daily.
It really does take a village to raise a child. I look at my friends with multiple children in awe of how they do it. Then yesterday I was having a conversation with one of my best friends, Amy (who is starting a new blog soon!), mama to sweet Lily. We were talking about the difference between WAHMs and SAHMs and who has a more stressful job. Work at Home Moms (WAHMs) who might have someone to help watch “little one”but also have businesses to look after or Stay at Home Moms who don’t have a break or a business to tend to.
It occurred to me….once your plate reaches “FULL” (and that is a universal term for “at capacity”) it’s FULL, no matter how it got there. Add anything on top of that and your plate is still FULL. And you really need your “village” when that plate reaches a certain point. Perhaps the same can be said for having more than one little person in your family. I could be totally wrong here. But a friend of mine said to me the other day, “its much harder going from 0 to 1 (children) than going from 1 to 2.”
And no, we’re not having any new babies around here right now : )
Still, I wish so much that my family were nearby. A girl needs her mama, especially when she becomes one. We’re headed to visit them later this month!
Life with our sweet toddler is much different than life with a baby. Brady has started doing ALL KINDS of new things lately and they are keeping us on our toes. He loves cabinets, anything bite-sized (especially the dog food), taking 6-10 steps at a time and CLIMBING anything he can.
And to top that off, poor little man is sick.
This is where my virtual village comes in. This first time mama needs some tips and tricks for soothing little B through this bug he has. Last night a popsicle (super healthy, right?) in the bathtub was just what the doctor ordered and put the first smile on his face we’d seen all night.
He is so pitiful (ahem… much like his daddy) when he is sick. And this is the first time he’s really been sick. All he wants is for me to hold him (yea, I won’t complain). We’re taking him to see his pediatrician this afternoon. I love this sweet photo below – though his cheeks are a much rosier red with a little fever right now – this one is an oldie but a goodie from a few weeks ago.
By the way, on Mondays, hop on over to the Making Things Happen Tumblr where I write weekly. I love this quote from Walt Disney – and what it means for mamas and business women (or even more if you’re both).