Conversations with a 2 year old

Conversations with a 2 year old

The biggest change this past year has been Max’s ability to communicate. It’s weird to think that a year ago he only knew a few words and could only communicate in one or two word sentences. Some days I can’t believe how grown up he is, then I’ll see certain things that remind me he is still our little boy-the way he sleeps with his bottom up and legs tucked under, how he cuddles up with us when he is sick, the way he pronounces “buh-lex-Ah” and even the uncontrollable tantrums that occasionally ensue when we give him breakfast on the wrong plate (definitely hope he grows out of that one).

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Zoe at 2 Months

Zoe at 2 Months

This biggest change this past month is that I went back to work. The transition has been challenging as we figure out how to efficiently manage our morning and night time routines.

Zoe at 1 Month

Zoe at 1 Month

So here’s the thing about having two kids: it’s hard. Aaron and I basically laughed then cried the first night home with Zoe when she started crying at 2 am followed 5 minutes later by Max waking up and crying. Needless to say we were all sleep deprived that first week, especially Max. Luckily, Max has amazing teachers at school who understood how hard it is to have a new sibling around and were extra loving with him (thank you Ms. Erin, Ms. Amie and Ms. Raven!).

The Not-So-Easy Transition from Crib to Big Boy Bed

The Not-So-Easy Transition from Crib to Big Boy Bed

I hoped Max would be one of those kids who would sleep in his crib for as long as possible. He was sleeping great and seemed so safe in there. I wanted him to take after his dad, since Aaron’s dad jokingly said he tried so hard to get baby Aaron to climb out of his crib that he actually got inside the crib to show Aaron how. Aaron never did. Me on the other hand, climbed out of everything.

Two week countdown ...

Two week countdown ...

I’ve been relatively calm throughout this pregnancy. With it being our second, a lot of the unknowns that you experience with your first are not there with your second. That being said, as soon as October rolled around, I had a sudden surge of anxiety that we have so many things to get done before the baby arrives. Since it helps me (usually) to make a list, here is the status of our October/“Get it done before the baby arrives” list: