Growing up, my mom was what they would call a clean-freak. And also growing up, she did her hardest to teach us the ‘proper’ way to vacuum a house, clean a toilet, or even put things away in our room. If she reads this, she will agree that this wasn’t always the easiest, and we were not the most compliant kids. Sorry, Mom.
Now that I’m a mom, I get it. I get a lot about why she had her ways – because I tend to have the same ways. Having things orderly put away, and clean are ways I can manage my anxiety. You must be thinking that changed when you had kids. Yep. It did.
Having Simon wasn’t too bad. I look back now that we have Spencer added to our family and I couldn’t believe how good we had it with one child – time management wise. I laugh when I think about the expectations I had for my home prior to having two kids. Life became different, and priorities changed.
So, if you decide to come over to visit and I’m not prepared…you should be prepared.
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Seeing as it’s Bell Let’s Talk Day, let’s discuss where I stand on mental health.
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Ok, I am far from being any type of parenting expert, but I thought I’d hop on here and ask my mama-readers (or non-parental opinions), on dinner time discipline.
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This past week has been..an adjustment. Finding routine doesn’t happen overnight, so we push through every day with bloodshot eyes and an ample amount of caffeine.
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Seeing as my boys are all asleep, including the big one, I thought I’d hop on here to finally announce that we are proud parents of a precious little boy, Spencer Randall Drew. He arrived Wednesday, Jan 17th @ 12:47am weighing 6lbs 9oz and 19 1/4 inches long. Allow me to share my birth story with you (readers who are sensitive to hearing about the female anatomy, you have been warned)
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I know some of you are wondering what’s going on and where ‘s this baby that’s supposed to arrive Saturday. Well, unfortunately the ward that I’m supposed to deliver had a turn of events and I got bumped – 3 times. Needless to say, hearing it the third time today became very emotionally draining today and I was ready to sign myself out of this hospital.
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Well, nothing has changed. I know a lot of you are anticipating the arrival of our little boy alongside us, but it looks as if he’s in no hurry what so ever. The doctor plans to induce tomorrow if I can get on the list, however I found out today that there were about 10 ladies waiting in the triage. The nurse explained to me that it really doesn’t mean anything; sometimes the ladies get sent home if they are not ready to give birth, so it could still very well be tomorrow.
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