Last night I couldn’t sleep. I don’t know why. Kids were sleeping. Hubs was sleeping. Baby wasn’t keeping me up bouncing. But I was awake. So while I was awake I thought about some random stuff. I thought about what to make for supper tonight (tacos sounds pretty good to me). I thought about what was left to do for our pending trip to Winnipeg (more on that later). I thought about what I wanted this blog to be, and I thought about who I am as a Mom.
I don’t want this blog to become be whining about being a parent and how hard it is. I also don’t only want this blog to focus on the good. In fact I don’t only want this blog to be about my kids. I want this blog to represent who I am and who I become as I walk down this uncharted road. I know millions of people have and are raising kids, which means the road of parenthood could be considered well walked, and I suppose in some ways it is. But no one out there is me. And no one out there is raising my kids. Therefore, for us, it’s uncharted.
Sometimes it’s going to be posts about my kids (let’s face it, they are my whole world and as a stay at home mom I spend a lot of time with them, making them easy to write about!) Sometimes it’ll be posts about married life (which anyone who is married knows it’s not always a walk in the park, especially when the man you married is military. I’m not complaining, but any marriage comes with it’s share of work!) Sometimes it might be about a new recipe I tried, a new craft the kids and I did, a home makeover project, or even just a random post that has me rambling!
I won’t lie, I’m not the mom who plans out our whole day with activities. I’m not the mom who takes my kids to art galleries and museums once a week and worries about there being enough culture in their lives. I don’t have a designated hour of the day to teach my kids colors, the alphabet and numbers. I do things with my kids, we bake cookies, color Easter eggs, finger paint, build with blocks, play Ring around the Rosie. I read to my kids *almost* every day. We build with blocks, and run around being silly. I also turn the TV on for the kids and let them entertain themselves while I get a couple things done around the house, or sit on my computer because I need a few minutes to myself. I’m not going to pretend I am perfect, because, frankly, no one is. But I do the best I can, and this blog is going to be my journey!
So before we start this journey, let me give you a little background on me, and my little family.
My husband and I met in 2008 when we were both in the Canadian Forces, we became good friends almost right away, and left it at that since I was in a relationship with someone else at the time. I left the Forces due to an injury a few months after we met and went back home while he finished up his training. After I left, my boyfriend and I decided to go our separate ways, and Hubs thought he would ask me out. I turned him down. Before he even finished asking. I did not in any way shape or form want a relationship, let alone a long distance one. We kept in touch, and he stayed on my mind. In July of 2009, I was out with a friend when I brought Hubs up in conversation. Her reply was ‘you really got a thing for him huh?’ hmm. I hadn’t really thought about him in that way, but I started thinking about it then. He had always been in the back of my mind, and there was something between us even if we hadn’t labelled it! So I decided to call him and ask him out. (I think he was a little surprised!) In October 2009, I moved out east to live with him and make a go of things. He proposed to me a couple weeks after I moved here. We got married April 2, 2010 (I wanted April 1, but he didn’t have the leave to get to Winnipeg in time for the wedding, so I went with the 2nd instead!) A couple weeks later, I found out I was pregnant with our first child. In December of 2010 we welcomed our first son, Alexander Mychael into the world. About 7 months later I found out I was pregnant again. To say I was surprised would be an understatement! In March of 2012 we welcomed our second son, Nicholas Sidney into the world. At this point we sat down and really talked about how many kids we wanted and how far apart we wanted any additional children… so about 5 months after we had Nick we started trying for baby # 3. In August I found out I was pregnant again, this time with a little girl, Zoey-Ann Marie, due in May! We both agreed this is going to be the last addition to our family (children wise, you never know what pets may join us down the road!) and that brings us to where we are now! Hubs is soon to be heading out on a course with the military (well 3 courses back to back) and the kids and I are going to be heading out to Winnipeg to spend some time with my family and have the baby!
That brings us to today, and right now the kids are waking up and I need to get them some breakfast!
Love, hugs and more to come later!