So, I feel like I need to take a step back from my last post, and apologize. From comments that I received, even from friends, it felt like I made some of you need to defend yourselves with your growing families. That’s definitely NOT what I intended to do. I didn’t ever intend to make you feel bad if you had a rough transition from one to two children. I know it can be rough! A few of my friends said it correctly…we just need to be there for each other as women…empowering each other, and cheering each other on as we do life! And, although it may be hard at the time, hard is not the same as bad (thanks for that one, Lauren).
Sometimes my words come out harshly, because it’s what is on the tip of my tongue. My emotions spill out onto a screen. I didn’t mean to “mom shame” anyone or discount your experience! I want to be as uplifting as possible. If you had a rough transition from one to two or from four to five, I KNOW it’s not because you aren’t doing everything possible in your parenting capabilities for those babies. Children have different personalities and react differently to certain situations. I love mom-ing out with all my mom friends…watching them parent, and hearing their stories and insights. This was more geared towards strangers who felt like they needed to tell me how terrible my life would be…especially since we were having ANOTHER girl! The horror!
Anyways…I’m sorry. You’re doing a great job at being a mom. It’s a tough job…not for the faint of heart. And I know you’re doing the best you can. Everyone also says going from two to three is pretty easy…it probably won’t be that way for me! We’ll see in a couple years 😛
Apology at the forefront…and hopefully you know I’m sincere, I’ll share a little bit about the start of week four with our two little gal pals!
There were several days this week where we just couldn’t make it out of the house. Naps didn’t line up, and Hazel is awful at falling asleep herself, so once I get her to sleep, I definitely don’t want to move her!
We finally got to go out as a family on Friday afternoon. Kevin came home a little early so we could spend some family time together. Didn’t venture far, but it doesn’t take much to make a toddler happy…and car rides always make a newborn fall asleep (so happy she likes the carseat)! So a little stroll was all we needed.
All the spring weather we’ve been having started turning chilly, though 😦 And the onset of snow in March is enough to make any southerner cry about now. So, we didn’t las long in our warm weather outfits! We turned around not long after we went out just to go home and turn on our fireplace!
But, I’m so excited to wear this fun dress from Design History more in the springtime! It’s a midi length, which is really in right now, and the lining only comes to my mid-thigh, so the bottom is nice and flowy , and slightly sheer. It makes it nice and light! It’s also a great dress for us nursing moms. Undo a couple of buttons, and your set!
I love it! You can put whatever message you want on it, and really personalize it just for you.
Hope everyone has been having a good weekend (and not getting snow)! We’re taking it pretty easy while I catch up with all of you and on the blog! I don’t want to go out much in this cold weather anyways! Hallen had a blast in her “dancing outfit.” She’s showing you her “dancing man (you know…that inflatable that’s in front of every new store opening)” moves below!
Photography Dear November Photography
This dress is sold out, but some of my favorite midi length dresses for the spring are below: