Life has definitely not been boring lately!
For any new readers, I have an almost three year old (Grayson) and a seven month old (Luke). Our days are wild, crazy and very loud. At the beginning of this month, Grayson started preschool for the first time and…..it’s going great! I was so nervous, you guys, because he really had never been away from me before aside from a night here and there. However, I think I was the one who was more anxious about this —- Grayson was fine! Both Adam and I went to drop him off on his first day and he literally just turned around and said “Okay, mom, pick me up later!” And then Adam and I cried on each others’ shoulders in the parking lot. How is he already in school?!??! I feel like he was literally just born yesterday.
He had a major vocabulary explosion around the time Luke was born and now he is so chatty and conversational…he is hilarious. I think I double over laughing every day just because of the funny and random stuff he says. The twos are not for the faint of heart (oh, the tantrums! the potty training!) but I have to say, I absolutely love him at this stage he’s in. I never want him to grow up. He is the sweetest little boy and right now he is into cooking (he makes me drag the slow cooker or instant pot over to his kitchen so he can “be a chef, too”), playing his guitar, playing doctor and gardening. His imagination is WILD. It’s so much fun to watch.
Luke is growing like a weed and adores his big brother. They are already SO physical, which is nuts. Other boy moms told me this would be the case, but I had no idea it starts so young. I mean, they legit rough house and Luke loves it. I swear, he eggs Grayson on by swiping him and pulling his hair — and then they both burst into laughter. Every day, Grayson tells me Luke is his best friend and it’s so amazing to see the love they already clearly have for each other. People ask about the transition from one to two kids all the time, and I really do think we got off easy in that regard. There was never any jealousy or regression on Grayson’s part – he literally just adores his little brother and wants to be around him all the time. Well, I take back the regression part – when Luke was four months old, Grayson refused to sleep in his bed and, instead, opted to sleep by his door for a whole month. That was weird but, like everything with kids, it was a phase and now we are past that. Who really knows. I think I was more bothered by this than anyone else because I’m a control freak and JUST WANTED EVERYONE TO SLEEP IN THEIR OWN BED ALL NIGHT. I mean, for real.
Anyway, Luke is wearing size 6-12 month clothes, weighs 22 lbs and is a total chunk of love. He loves milk (hah), ALL food, Dexter, ripping paper towels into a zillion tiny pieces and, of course, Grayson. Like his big brother, he’s a great sleeper and takes two solid naps a day then bed by 7pm every night.
I know it’s weird to say, but I honestly think having two kids is easier than one kid. I think because before I was just figuring everything out…and always feeling like I was messing up or didn’t know what I was doing. Then, I realized NO ONE knows what they are doing as a first time parent! I felt like, with one baby, the days were incredibly long and tiresome. I wanted each stage to go by fast so I could get to the next, because I always thought the next stage would be better and easier. Nope! I want to shake that old me and get all of those moments back that I wished away back then. I still don’t have it all together (who does), but when I stopped stressing out over the small stuff all the time and just started enjoying where we’re at, things got easier. Now, my days are way too short and (most days) I want to slow down the clock. The boys are just so snuggly and cute right now and I want to bottle it all up and save these moments forever and ever.
Well, those are my thoughts for the day! I typed this rather quickly so please excuse any grammatical errors or typos. You guys just ask all the time how the kids are doing, so I wanted to write up a quick update for all.
(also, Luke fell asleep at the beginning of this photo shoot so we don’t have as many photos of him right now – he’s all over my Instagram though if you need your chubby baby photo fix)