Ok - so it has obviously been a while since I've posted, but I have an excuse - I've been busy. Last week we welcomed a new little boy into our family, so it's been hectic, to say the least. The last weeks before the birth I was heading towards nuttiness in terms of nesting, although I always enjoy decluttering and purging and organizing my living space. And I also felt like I needed to do something to prepare for the little one's arrival; after all, we didn't really have any baby gear that we needed to get/prepare for this one, since we already had everything from the first one. And I spent LOTS of time with my daughter, special one-on-one time that I know she won't remember but I will.
So I've been busy.
Yesterday morning, we held the bris in our home, which was a bit stressful but SO worth it. It was very beautiful and moving and as my sister said, "You could feel a lot of love in the room." The only downside is that we forgot to take pictures of our newly expanded family, but that is typical for us, but still, I would have liked pictures.
I am still getting used to the idea of having a newborn and an 18-month old, both of whom are my children. (Still getting used to the word "children", as in, plural.) Especially since my daughter is SO active. Since we came home from the hospital, I haven't been alone with the two of them except for maybe 30 minutes, and that was tough. Just right then, one needed a bath and one needed to be fed/diapered/something. So, I told everyone to calm down, I'll get to them when it's their turn, and proceeded to give a bath then quickly feed/diaper the other one. THAT was stressful.
I'm very fortunate. I never thought that before I turn 29, I would have two children. 18 months apart. One boy and one girl. I count my blessings, thank Hashem, and look forward to each day.