Harper is 6 months old today. It's hard to believe that much time in his precious life has gone by already. Life has been hectic (complete and utter chaos might be more the truth here). It's almost impossible to remember that not so long ago it was just 3 of us and we had things pretty under control. Life was, dare I say it, easy. We all knew things would change, we wanted them to change. We were desperate to open our hearts and our home to a new bundle of baby love. I don't think we were prepared for how different it would be - in so many good ways but also some very challenging ways.
Not only did Harper grow our family but not so long after his arrival our gorgeous 11 year old niece Abbey started living with us. We are now a family of 5 and that is awesome. Growing form 3 to 4 to 5 in a space of only a few months has brought some other big changes. There is a new house which we are preparing to move to and of course a house to sell also.
Somedays it's hard to remember how lucky we are. Hard to take the time to enjoy our big loving family. It's too easy to get caught up in the rush of it all. The days quite often blur into one big crazy cycle of packing lunches, washing clothes, getting kids to soccer, hockey, music, tennis......
I have to remember to take time to stare at this precious boy that is changing every day. Enjoy watching the way he grabs his little toes and pulls them to his mouth. The big gummy smiles he gives all of us but most expecially Noah and Abbey. His sleeping is getting so much better but I need to try and enjoy those nighttime cuddles and that feeling I am the only person in the world that can make him happy at those hours of the night.
My big boy Noah, so grown up and smart and brave and funny but really still so small. He will be starting Kindy next year and then after that it's full time school - FOREVER. I'm trying to take the time to enjoy our days together - he's my buddy and such fun to be around.
For every day full of frustrations and all the stress and sleep deprivation it's still an awesome life and I feel so lucky to be a mum to these beautiful children.