Monday, September 23, 2013

Big Brother

Dylan, you're such a character. We love you so much. You're so smart. It's only been a couple of weeks since you really learned to walk, and you're already such a walking machine. Yesterday, we even noticed you running a little around the living room.
You've learned to walk and throw away your own diapers to help us. Since then, any diaper, whether it's yours, your brothers, or cousins, you've been very willing to help and throw it away.
This past week you've been all about helping us with baby Andrew. A few days ago, Andrew started crying, you walked over, grabbed his pacifier from the sleeper, and handed it to me, telling me a bunch of things. I'm sure you were telling me to try and use the pacifier to calm him down. Then, this weekend, Andrew was crying again in his sleeper. We then watched you walk up and start rocking the sleeper and start trying to shush him back to sleep. You are already showing signs of being a fabulous Kuya/Manong. I can't wait to watch you grow even more.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Motherhood Revelation

After having our first little peanut, I was able to still figure out how to have me time. Now with two, I've realized that I don't think I will ever get me time. Well, maybe until they move out of the house.

I always have to be on it and moving 24/7. Washing the dishes, doing laundry, thinking about what's for dinner, making just doesn't stop. When I'm done with family leave and go back to work, I'll have even less time to do things around the house and fit my family, much less myself.

Even when I do find time for myself, or I decide to sleep a little more, I panic and/or feel guilty because I should've been doing something "more productive". What I need to try and remind myself is that relaxing and doing something for myself is productive. It will help energize me to be able to take care of my family better.

I have so much more respect for my parents. There are so many more items available now that wasn't back then. Wipe warmers, a diaper genie, video monitors, electric breast pumps, etc. Ok, so for the most part I don't even use most of those items either, but still. They're available to me if I wanted to.

I'm hoping I at least become as good of a mother as mine is.