Four Mom Musings

four mom musings four mom musings four mom musings Happy Monday friends. Last week was one of those weeks. Mom life, am I right? I wrote my first mom musings post awhile ago, so I decided to write another one. This is where I like to get real about motherhood. It’s my favorite job, but it’s also my hardest job.

Noah has been going through a bit of a nap regression. His schedule has been off, and it’s been turning my days upside down. We’ve been on the best schedule for the longest time, so I had a feeling it was about to change. Here are four things that have been going on in my mom life lately.

  1. The hugs. You guys… when I ask him for a hug he walks up to me and gives me the biggest hug. It’s honestly the cutest thing ever. For awhile he was going through a “Mr. Independent” stage where he wasn’t into cuddling, but he’s come back, and it’s amazing.
  2. Day care? Ummm… I’ve been considering it. From the beginning I was against putting Noah in daycare. I wanted to keep him at home, spend as much time with him as possible, and keep him from constantly getting sick. Now that he’s 18 months old, I’m almost thinking he would benefit from daycare. Interaction with other kids is huge, and I feel like he’s getting bored at home. My sister is helping out one day a week which is great, but I’ve been finding myself thinking about the daycare word lately. We will see what actually comes of these thoughts.
  3. This kid eats constantly! Anyone else have troubles keeping their little one full? Noah eats multiple times a day. One of the things my sister recently texted me while she was watching Noah was “All he does is eat”. LOL. We feed him really healthy foods, but it’s just hilarious how often he wants to eat. He definitely takes after his mom and dad. One of our favorite things to do with him is to take him to Central Market to go grocery shopping. He literally knows the sample stops by now. This little man is a foodie.
  4. Will I be able to handle two kids someday? Eek…Dylan and I both want to have another one, but somedays I’m wondering how I will do it. Sure I get to work from home, but I work a lot. It’s hard to balance it all, and I’ve shared that with you guys here on the blog before. I honestly thing we will need more help around here when that time does come. How did you transition from one kid to two? Leave your tips for me in the comments below.

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The pictures from this blog post are from a recent Instagram collaboration I worked on with Macy’s. We basically had a dance party in our squeaky clean Stan Smith’s, and it was awesome.

11 Comments

  1. Chelsea on August 8, 2016 at 7:40 am

    How SWEET is Noah!!!!! I love following you on Snapchat.

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on August 8, 2016 at 8:44 am

      Awe, thanks so much Chelsea!

  2. Chelsea on August 8, 2016 at 8:45 am

    The matching sneakers are absolutely adorable! Great post 🙂

  3. Karen D on August 8, 2016 at 9:06 am

    My son recently turned 2 and these are literally the same thoughts I’ve been having! Love the matching sneakers by the way, SOO cute! <3

  4. Sarah on August 8, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Love your little guy! My little V is 22 months so I can definitely relate. We are currently TTC #2 and I have freak out moments where I feel like I can barely keep my head above water with one but then I am reminded of how frreaked out I felt to have a newborn, and then a crawler and a walker, and how you just keep moving forward and making it work because you really don’t have any other choice. I say you’ll know you’re ready when you think about it every single day, and when you get there it will so be worth it! And be sure to invest in a comfy baby carrier since you’ll be chasing a toddler 🙂

  5. Jennifer on August 8, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    We are struggling with Olivia being away from us and listening to others. We haven’t had daycare and unfortunately not much interaction with other kids (friends don’t have kids or are older). We started some classes and it is a struggle. Literally typing this in the lobby of her camp that I got called back to since she would not stop crying. Told josh if we have another day care or some activity needs to happen sooner.

  6. Logan on August 8, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    My son will be 3 in October and we are putting him in Mother’s Morning Out this year. I NEED the extra time and help and I think it will be good for him. It is such a tough decision, though! You are a great mom, so ultimately you will make the right decision for him and your family. 🙂

  7. Megan on August 8, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Sweetest pictures! 18 months is a magical age, and you capture it perfectly.

  8. Cheryl Shireman on August 9, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    1. LOVE the dancing pics. So precious! Cool shoes!!!!
    2 I’m so grateful that I had baby #2. You will know if and when the time is right for you.

  9. Aileen (Aileen Cooks Blog) on August 10, 2016 at 9:02 am

    The transition from 1 to 2 was hard, BUT not as hard as the transition from 0 to 1. You know what you’re doing with the second baby and your first child will be more independent by the time to you add another one to the mix. My kids are 2 and 4 now (and I’m pregnant with number 3) and they entertain each other and play together a lot. Sure, they fight, but it is much easier for them to have each other.

    I also think the number of kids is not a one size fits all thing for a family. If you decide to only have one child and that works for your family? Good for you!

  10. Wanderlust & Bee on August 10, 2016 at 11:19 am

    My two year old LOVES daycare. And she is super shy so I feel like it’s good for her to socialize. She goes to a day home though so it’s a bit more intimate. Even if you can do something a couple days a week, I think it would be worth it based on my experience! You are right, it is hard to keep them entertained/ stimulated when you are doing it all on your own!

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