Hello, beautiful people! How are you all doing? It’s been quite a whilte since my last monthly coffee chat, so I thought now was a great time to catch up!
As you can imagine, life has been quite busy over the past weeks for me as a new mom of two kiddos! The transition has gone really well so far. Taya adores Jace and is always trying to help me out to care for him. She’ll grab me a new diaper when I need to change him and she even puts his binky in his mouth when he’s crying. It’s the sweetest thing and surely melts my mama heart.
Most moms I know say the transition from one to two kids is easier than the transition to one. That’s been mostly true for me, too. I already had a really great rhythm with Taya during the day and adding Jace right into that has been smooth. Taya also plays really well on her own so that’s been helpful during the moments where Jace is really needing most of my attention. Now nights on the other hand… started out rough for Jace but he’s starting to adjust well now. I can’t believe he just turned 2 months old.
POSTPARTUM: My postpartum recovery went smooth and all is well. Mentally, I am doing really great so far. This has been a huge blessing considering I experienced postpartum depression and anxiety after having Taya. I do have my down days here and there but it’s nothing compared to my first postpartum mental health experience. I still have about 16lbs to go until I’m at my pre-pregnancy weight. While I’m not necessarily in a rush to get there, it would be nice if I could lose some more so I don’t have to buy all new shorts and bottoms for the summertime, haha.
- We’ll be taking a short trip up to Massachusetts next week to see family. I can’t wait to introduce them to Jace. Fingers crossed he does well for the car trip!
- Later this June, we’ll go up to my in-laws in Rochester, NY so our family there can meet Jace. Taya will love being able to spend time in Grandma and Poppy’s pool while we’re there!
- I’m working on planning some day trips with friends in the area. There is quite a bit to do in south-central Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas, so I’m hoping to explore a lot with the kiddos!
- That’s all we have set in stone so far but I’m sure we’ll have a lot of fun this summer.
CONTENT: These days I’m mostly active on Instagram and TikTok, so if you’re not already following me on those channels, you’ll want to!
I’ll have some fresh blog content coming your way soon, though. Be sure to check back!