If you've been following my mumblog you'll know by now that my shiny new daughter (affectionately known as E) arrived just after Christmas :D I have no idea how I'll manage a Christmas birthday but I'll worry about that some other time ;) Straightforward pregnancy and birth (unlike with D) though there were problems between those two parts that meant I had to be induced 3 days before my due date.
I'd like to say it's been lovely and easy parenting two, but I'd be lying :P D has decided tantrums are the coolest thing ever and E is full of reflux and colicky problems and stuff, blerk. Add to that that D is now on his 6th cold of the year (thanks, nursery. They only last a few days but he brings a new one home every session, argh) and you have a joyous period for us here.
Ah, all fun and games...
Remember when I used to blog? No? Me neither.
It's been quiet chez Amelie, hence there's not really been much to write about. Thought it would be a nice idea to update this place once every few months though, yes? Yes.
- D is now almost 16 months old. We celebrated his birthday back in June with family and got him a ball bit as a present. He loved it for a while, then realised it's far more fun to throw all the balls out and watch everyone rushing to pick them up than it is to actually play with them :P
- I've started a separate 'mommy blog' - if you want to call it that - where my parenty ramblings go. My intention was to keep this place a bit more separate, but since there's not a great deal else happening, it's kind of resulted in a flood of activity there and nothing here. Might have to fix that at some point. In any case, if you want parenty stuff, here you go (warning: contains fairly uncensored talk about boobs and nappies and whatnot. Might want to give it a skip if you're eating or something).
- Oh, and there's also the small matter of D's impending sibling, due in late December. Yep. Weren't expecting that, now were you? It's going well so far; very little icky sickness or anything like that, so that's good.
Otherwise, yeah, pretty quiet here. Time is a thing I've forgotten how to have, and any I do have seems to disappear in the blink of an eye. It's all good fun though :)
Ever felt like everyone else's world is moving at 100mph while yours is standing still? I have. Still do, in fact; have felt it for quite some time now.
I guess that happens when big things change in your life. You watch the people you used to know, doing what you used to do, and continuing to do those things while you have it all on pause. You wait for a time when you'll be able to catch up and carry on as before.
Of course, it doesn't really happen. You get a moment to catch up, but it's never long enough to have caught up with everything everyone else was doing in your absence. It's sad, because obviously you end up losing touch with people/activities you used to spend a lot of time on. It's not easy from the other side either - I distinctively remember the feeling of losing friends when things started happening for other people and they weren't around as much, or started having different interests as a result of their new lives.
It's an odd feeling. I'm not sure I like it.
(I don't deal with change too well. Can you tell? :P )