Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Blogging Confessions And Tiny Ched

My name is Heather and it's been two weeks since I last blogged.

Yes, this feels very much like I need to join some sort of blogging confessions therapy group. I don't know what's wrong with me but I'm not feeling the love right now.

I don't know if it's to do with the summer holidays, the house move, my new life in a new home and neighbourhood, lack of time, lack of motivation or what but I can't seem to get my head into blogging much right now. I've stepped back from Twitter too. That's generally a lovely place to be but, quite frankly, I've heard about some bad stuff on there of late.

I'm also trying to decide where I should go with my blog. I need more time. It is desperately due an overhaul. I haven't got time in the evening as Matt works hard all day so we like to spend time together at night.

Perhaps the blogging mojo will come back after September when Mini Cheddar starts full time school. Who knows?

At the moment we are middle of the school holidays. MC has made lots of little friends in our new neighbourhood and so, when we are at home, she's playing out most of the day. I could be throwing myself into my blog a bit during the day but I'm trying to spend time enjoying my little man (and when he's napping I'm just enjoying time on my own - or cleaning the house!).

Tiny Ched is growing up so fast it's scary. Doesn't seem like a minute since he was born (although it also feels like he's always been here in a strange way) and yet, here he is, almost 17 months old.

TC is my last baby. I said I'd like either 2 or 4 children and, although our new house could more than easily accommodate 2 more, Matt and I feel like we should quit while we are ahead in a way. We have been truly blessed with two very bright, very happy and, thankfully, very healthy children. Plus, I turn 40 next year *screams and runs for the wrinkle cream*

So 2 it is.

2 is more than enough though.

TC is a spirited little man. He's full of smiles and cuddles, has THE cutest waddle and grin but at the same time he is the biggest drama queen when he can't get what he wants. If you tell him no or even just look at him and shake your head he'll act like it's the end of the world.

He's also a climber.
Sir Edmund Hillary scales another chair mountain

I don't remember MC being this bad. Perhaps it's a girl / boy difference or perhaps it comes from the fact the second one always wants to do more to be like their older sibling. It can be exhausting.

Seriously exhausting.

Some days I feel like I'm constantly telling him not to do something. I seem to spend my time plucking him down from cabinets he's trying to scale like Edmund Hillary. Or I'll be trying to grab something from him that he shouldn't have and he knows it. He'll look at me with a cheeky expression, show me what's in his hand and then run off at full speed laughing as he knows I'll take chase. I swear he's going to be a serious contender to Usain Bolt's records soon. The boy is fast.

But I'm enjoying it.

I'm enjoying watching him explore his new and exciting world. I'm enjoying the fun he brings to our lives. I'm enjoying the fact he absolutely loves his sleep. I'm enjoying his cuddles when he's tired. I'm enjoying his loving and incredible bond with his big sister - we will both miss her on a daily basis in September - the kids generally play so lovely together.

Yes, I'm enjoying my kids and I'm enjoying my life.

Each and every day (even when it's not a particularly good day) I am so thankful that both my children are here with us and happy and healthy.

I feel truly blessed.

Blessed with a beautiful family, supportive parents and Sister, amazing friends (both near and far) and a wonderful home.

What more could a girl (I can still call myself a girl at almost 40, can't I?) possibly want?

I guess I want my blogging mojo to return for the sake of these two as I love having somewhere to look back on a record of their lives and I want them to have it to read when they're older.

I am hopeful it will return in full force but, for now, I'm sure they will understand mummy has taken a little break.


Jen Walshaw said...

Just enjoy your real life and come back to blogging when you feel ready.

mummydaddyme said...

It's much more important to enjoy life. Which sounds like that is exactly what you are doing! I cannot believe how big TC looks in that photo! We will all be here still reading when you decide to come back! x

mummysknee said...

Aw babe, lovely post, I'm the same just now. Seem to only have a limited amount of time and reviews take over as I feel an obligation to get them up so I've lost the reason why I started to blog & so it seems like a chore sometimes.
It's definitely a second baby thing with the climbing. Bubbles is very spirited, I mean Buddy was too but Bubbles is on another level, climbing on everything. Taking things to cabinets, windowsills, etc. and climbing up. I am told my husband was exactly the same and he was second child! I too am stopping at 2, I am 40 in two years and feel that I am blessed with the gorgeous two boys I have, I don't need to be greedy ;)
Enjoy your life, whether it be online, in real life, with family, on the phone. Do whatever makes you happy and hopefully we don't lose touch ;)

Mama Syder said...

Awww Heather, lovely post. I often slow down the blog in the summer months. There seems to be so much to do, especially with little ones. The climbing is a boy/girl thing. My boys were a nightmare! Lol! xxx

Stay At Home Mum ~ In Training said...

Ahh this is a lovely post! It sounds like you have settled in so well. You know I'm feeling exactly the same about losing my blogging mojo . TC is adorable. its definitely a boy thing with the climbing. My little man loves to climb I caught him scaling the towel radiator the other morning. We should definitely get together soon xxx

Looking for Blue Sky said...

It's lovely to get an update Heather, and I want my blogging mojo back too, or rather I want some entertaining or funny stuff to happen so I have some good material! I'd say you'll have lots to write about when MC starts school - can't wait for the pics too xx

PhotoPuddle said...

I get where you're coming from too. I'm not posting nearly as much as I used to. I think it's mainly because this summer has just be far too hectic, brilliant but busy, and by the evening when I generally do my blogging I am shattered. I don't think it's just you either. A lot blogs seem to have gone quiet lately or just be full of sponsored posts. I am sure all the mojos will return come the autumn though.

Susanne Remic said...

Of course they will understand! I took a huge break after Bella was born because I just wanted to be with the kids. Also over the summer I am not bothering so much because I want to make sure they have fun. We will all be here when you come back

SAHMlovingit said...

Aw thank you lovely (sorry for not replying sooner, that will be the break!). I'm hoping to pick my blog back up now xx

SAHMlovingit said...

I think you're right, I think a lot of people have gone quiet over the summer and the weather has a lot to do with it. I'm going to pick my blog back up now :) xx

SAHMlovingit said...

Oh and sorry for the delay in my reply!

SAHMlovingit said...

Aw thanks, C. I'm hoping my blogging mojo is on a return. I have a few posts in the bank coming up and hoping to find someone to re-design my blog a bit for me too. Hope you've had a lovely summer xx

SAHMlovingit said...

Hope you're enjoying your holiday! I think of you every time I drive past on the school run :) xx

SAHMlovingit said...

Thanks Mama S :) I think lots of people slowed down over the summer. Hope you had a great one and sorry for the delay in my reply haha! xx

SAHMlovingit said...

Thank you Jen! Hoping I'm back now :)

SAHMlovingit said...

Hoping now MC is in school I can get back into it. Sorry for the delay in my reply. xx

SAHMlovingit said...

No, of course we won't lose touch hun. I think I'm getting back into it slowly xx


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