Geesh can a mom ever get a full night's sleep around here? Ford has been sleeping through the night like a rockstar but all of the sudden Ernie has been waking up to go out and has gotten sick a few times. It's not the easiest for me to fall asleep after being up with him so in the midst of the quiet night, my mind gets going. I was starting to stress last night about what I'd blog about today and the rest of the week and feeling very behind lately. It took all of about 30 seconds of stress before I was reminded of how full my life is currently. To say that we are loving this stage with Ford is an understatement. Watching him actually play with his toys and enjoy our company is just THE BEST. My time is spent singing silly songs, tickling him, rocking out to Baby Einstein on Pandora, swinging him at the park, and soaking up every moment. Funny how looking back I had so much more time for myself when he was a newborn. We would nurse 8 times a day and each nursing session could take up to an hour so I'd get comfy on my laptop and write posts or answer emails. Now we feed half the number of times in mere minutes. Oh and Ford is incredibly distracted so I have to focus all my attention on him. No longer do we spend most of the day at home but Ford has a blast going on walks, sitting in the cart at stores, and just interacting with people in public. He is definitely a conversation starter when we are out and about.
We took him to a sit down restaurant this weekend for the first time in a LONG time and he had a blast. He loved sitting on daddy's lap and banging the menu, shaking his toys, and drinking water from the straw. We had lots of waiters come by and say hello!
I also reminded myself that the reason I started this blog was to chronicle my life...for me and Jon, for our family, for our children, and I never want to forget that. Ruthie it is OKAY if you don't blog every single day of the week. I think readers enjoy "meatier" posts rather than fluff. Yes I know my blog has changed immensely since Ford was born but I'm a lifestyle blogger, my life has changed, I love it. We are in the full on baby season...diapers, breastmilk, and baby food are all top of mind and it may be all I have to blog about these days. I feel extra sentimental, emotional, and nostalgic these days and I think it's because we are on the brink of Ford being mobile which will be a total game changer. Life is good, life is hectic and tiring, but life is full. I want you to come to my blog and feel full too. Thank you all who have continued to walk this journey with me, even if all I blog about is cloth diapering, the latest and greatest baby products, and my ever growing yoga pant wardrobe. I may worry about what people think/want to read on my blog now but I know I will never regret writing down and chronicling these days.
I mean come on!!!!!!! I have watched this video about 10 times a day since taking it, my ticklish boy
I will cherish this video forever and look back on it when Ford is too cool for kissing his mama