M is now 18 months old, isn’t that crazy?
We are still without any set daycare during the week, which totally sucks, but in an effort to at least give her some sense of routine I enrolled her in a toddler movement class once a week. It’s pretty adorable and it’s been a lot of fun to watch her grow into quite the little daredevil.
To be completely honest, I don’t know how people even have time to have a second child. Huge kudos to the moms and dads with multiples right out of the gate and the ones who seem to have kids one right after another while holding down careers and relationships. Man, I salute you. I think M is going to have to wait a little bit longer to be a big sister mostly because I feel like I have just started to find myself again as a person.
And where did my sex drive even go? Is it going to return? Like, ever?
WHO HAS TIME for any of that when a toddler is around?
No seriously, asking for a friend.
The Husband and I were able to go to Portland to go visit his brother and SIL over the weekend before Memorial Day, without M! She stayed with the in-laws Friday night to Monday morning, and by all accounts had a total blast. My folks went over for dinner on Saturday night and so she was super spoiled by having all four grandparents doting on her. That was definitely the longest I’ve gone without her, and I hate to admit it, but it was pretty great knowing that I really didn’t have to worry if she was ok.
One final note…
It is insane to me that today, June 2nd, marks 4 years since I had a “missed miscarriage” and the ultrasound in urgent care revealed no heartbeat. I do wonder pretty often what M’s big brother or sister would have been like, but I also know that M is the amazing Rainbow that I was meant to have. I really do look forward to giving her the chance to be a big sister because I can already tell she’s going to like the role.