motherhood, parenting

Here We Grow Again…

Hiiiii & Welcome back to another awesome blog post from your favorite messy mama!

It’s been so long since I shared anything new on here with you guys. I figured what better way to catch you up on my life than through some words on my blog.

Let’s start by saying A LOOOOOT has changed. I believe my last post was about adjusting to life with two littles… well fast forward to 2021 & here we are expecting baby number three!

Yep. You read that right… T H R E E!

If I am being honest, this is as much as a surprise to us as it is to you! We always knew we wanted more kids but never knew exactly when. I think we both had different ideas of when we wanted to start trying for another baby… but God decided he had other plans in store for us! We are both very excited yet extremely nervous to add another to the mix. Once baby is born we will officially be out numbered, not going to lie though, we already feel like that LOL.

Baby M is due to arrive May 2022.

Going from 1 to 2 kids was extremely hard, the adjustment was intense for all of us. Sometimes I feel like Sage is still not even use to it. I have a few friends who have 3+ littles and when I ask them… “Was it hard going from 2 kids to 3??” Their response is always: “I’m not going to lie… YES!”

As much as I want all the little babies I’m fearful of not being able to be the best mother I can for each and every child. I fear that I will be so caught up in motherhood that I’ll forget to just live in the now and enjoy my babies while their small. I fear that I won’t be able to soak up every detail of each of their lives the way I was meant to. A part of me questions my ability on the daily. I get so intimidated at the thought that I won’t be sufficient enough for my littles.

But as this baby bean sprouts inside my belly, with all the hunger I feel (believe me when I say I’m forever hungry), the waves of nausea that come and go, all the heartburn, and emotions I feel.. God knew I was capable of being an amazing mama to my babies no matter the size of my fear. He knew that the good in me outweighs the bad, reassured me that through every storm in motherhood there is always a rainbow to follow. Our family was meant to grow at this time.

So here is to new adventures, new beginnings, new blessings, & new struggles. I’m ready to be tested to my limits and to LOVE a whole lot more. I can’t wait to share this journey with everyone. Stay tuned for more news on baby M.❤

Thanks for stopping by!

Much love,

Krissy

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Parenthood

One of the toughest hoods you’ll ever go through.

This past Sunday we attended church. We try to make it every Sunday, but you know.. Life gets in the way. It was our first time attending in a couple weeks and the service spoke to me more this time than it usually does. You see, being pregnant takes a huge toll on a woman’s body. So what once was my normal is no longer existent. From cleaning, to being consistent with healthy meals, sleep, even attending church has become hard. My body this time around is restless and tired; things that seem easy to others are not so easy for me. With that being said one major thing I have been feeling is frustration. This frustration stems from feeling defeated in my daily routine. We all know as a parent frustration comes naturally of course. My frustration though, runs much deeper because of all my extra hormones that pregnancy has blessed me with.

At church the service was about “love.” All the aspects of love should be done with patience and kindness, it is not self-seeking nor driven by anger. Being a mother love comes naturally for your littles. Its a feeling you feel instantly and it never fades; only grows. Sometimes though, our littles like to test the limits of our patience. They do things that they know are going to get a reaction out of you. I’m not exactly sure why this is but it drives me crazy. My daughter Sage has a very stubborn personality and loves to be in charge of everything. I get it, you have your own voice so why not put it to use? I’m not against her having independence but sometimes she forgets that she is only five. This is where parenting becomes a challenge because she would rather listen to herself than her parents.

I often forget that that frustration can negatively affect the way you parent. I lose sight of what is and act out with a little anger and all my patience is gone. These past 8 months have been a struggle when it comes to being the best Mama I can be. The church service really put things into perspective for me and I have been trying to clear my head before reacting to things Sage says or does. So thank you God, for being the reminder that I truly needed in my life right now. Remember that no one is a perfect parent and all these feelings are normal to feel. Guilt can play a huge factor at the end of the day, just know that tomorrow is a new day for you to give your littles all the hugs and kisses that they deserve!

Love is kind. Love is patient. Love is pure.

Thanks for stopping by!

Much love,

Krissy