Tuesday, March 26, 2013

2 years

Today marked our 2 year anniversary and I couldn't be happier. Looking back on these past 2 years together has been nothing short of a rollercoaster but I wouldn't take it back for anything. With 2 beautiful girls, a home to call our own, a marriage that will last a million lifetimes, good health, family and friends by our side, life couldn't be sweeter. 

I still can't believe that it has been 2 years since we've been married. I can still remember the feeling of walking down that aisle, baby on the way, with the song "If I Never Knew You" playing in the background. Now I understand why so many people cry at weddings. It reminds them of their own! Since getting married, I can't go to a wedding without replaying my own in my head and wishing we could relive that moment again. But I snap back into reality and remember all the wonderful things that have happened since and remember to live in the moment. 

To my wonderful, supportive, understanding, patient, loving husband Francis, I love you so very much and look forward to spending the rest of my life with you. I can't wait for what the future holds, as long as it's with you. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Last Days

Sadly, my time with my kids has almost come to an end. These past 4 months have been so wonderful it almost makes me want to have another kid. I SAID ALMOST!!!! Don't worry, we won't be having another baby anytime soon. I'm just going to miss all this time with my babies.

It's been such a happy time for me because I've gotten to watch all of Peyton's firsts while still being there for Alana's. I was able to see her wean off her bottle, walk, learn everything about our new house, run, talk, play games on my iPad and big and little thing in between. I know you moms can relate when I talk about how heartbreaking it is to leave your kids to go to work, only to find that they've hit a huge milestone and you weren't there to see it. I know I can't be there for everything, but when I think about the fact that I only have 1 1/2 years before Alana will go to preschool, I realize how little time I have left for just us. Soon she'll be making friends and won't want to be attached to my hip. I love the way she takes a few brave steps away from me but always looks back at me to make sure I'm not far behind. I'm still happy that I still have a little more time with Peyton to enjoy these things, but I know that too will pass. I got to hear Peyton's first laugh, see the first time she rolled over and held her while she learned to hold her head up. All things that Francis sadly missed because he was at work and I'm going to hate missing the milestones to come. Oh how I wish I was a stay-at-home mom, but unfortunately I'm not. So I try to enjoy every moment, every second that I have with them. It's so precious. I would pay anything to stay in these moments forever.

So until the dreaded first day back at work, I will cherish every second that I have with them because it goes by too fast. They're only 3 and 19 months, but they don't have to be old for me to understand how time flies.

Motherhood is amazing!!!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

This girl is on Fire

It's been a while since I've had a break from the kids and although I'm cherishing every moment with them, the Alicia Keys Concert was definitely worth it. Yes, I love Alicia Keys, her music and her lyrics, but it wasn't really that. The people that came with me were what made this concert so awesome!

Monica, Jason, Michelle, Kimmy and Jackie: Thank you so much for joining me! I enjoyed every second and felt every word because you guys were with me. Whenever I hear "Brand New Me" it will remind me of this concert and you guys. Special shout out to Jackie for coming last minute and for my awesome concert booklet!!! I'll treasure it! Sadly Francis had to cancel last minute because he had to work.

"This Girl Is On Fire...." (listening to Alicia Keys music while writing this)

Monday, March 11, 2013

3 and 19

Today my daughters are 3 months and 19 months and I can't believe how quickly time is passing! Alana is almost 2!!!! Where has the time gone?

Below is the very first picture that I have ever taken where my kids actually look alike! But if you look at them separately you would swear that they weren't sisters. Anyway, in about a month I will be going back to work and believe me when I say that I am not looking forward to it one bit. If it's anything like when I first when back to work after Alana, I'll be balling my eyes out all day. But I gotta do what I gotta do, right? But until then, I will enjoy my precious time with my kids while I have it. Ahhh how I live the good life!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Physical therapy

So since my C-section, my back hasn't been the same. The pain started to get pretty strong so my doctor suggested that I attend physical therapy. I guess it wasn't what I really expected. They walked me through a few quick stretches, slapped a TENS machine on me for 15 minutes, then sent me on my way. To top it off, for the rest of the day I just kept feeling like that machine was shocking me for the rest of the day. But, I don't want to just brush it off because there's a reason why physical therapy exists. So I'll give it another shot next week. Hopefully it proves to be better than this last visit. Anything to get rid of this back pain so I can play with my girls.