So much has changed over the last eight weeks I am still having a hard time wrapping my mind around it! We have lost a lot of sleep, gained a lot of snuggles, and are still searching for the moment we get to stop and catch our breath. Going from one to two kids was definitely an adjustment and took some time to figure out but it wasn't long before we were back on our feet and in control. However going from two to three was a whole other story! We are out number now and there's just no going back! lol, I don't think that I will ever be fully in control again!
Just wanted to give you all a little update on me and Poy. Aaron has now officially completed his last classes and tests that he will ever write at the University of Western States! Didn't he just get his acceptance letter in the mail like, yesterday!?!3 years, two kids, and a million memories later here we are! Aaron has worked his tail off in school so that he was eligible for the preceptor ship program. He will be working in Doctor Harden's office with him for the next 2 1/2 months under his licence. This will give him the opportunity to treat "real" patients and get the feel for office life. He is so excited about this experience and I am so proud of him for all the hard work that he has put in to become such a fantastic Chiropractor. He passed part A of the Canadian boards in Toronto this summer and will be flying to Calgary in October to write parts B & C.
He is still serving as the 1st concealer in the Young Mens presidency and assistant Scout master, the boys love him and he loves serving them. He drives our old blazer which is somehow still running and dreams of being back in Fort Mac playing Hockey. We take shifts at night with Nate and he often gives Nate two bottles instead of waking me for the second feeding so that I can get more sleep. Poy loves his boys and takes them out to do grown up things like play tennis or Golf. That's right everyone, he gave Miles a tennis racket! lol, no one was hurt.They cry when he leave and so do I, what a great husband and Dad!
I also am doing and feeling great. Little Nate has wrapped me around his finger just like his big brothers. The transition to three children came with some major changes for me but I have finally accepted them and am now feeling happier than ever! I have a tendency to over due. I like to bake two or more times a weeks, make dinner every night, go to the pool everyday, keep the house completely clean, go to the Zoo every week or two, and take a lot of outings. I always have these long To-Do lists on my white board at the start of each day and I just LOVE crossing things off as I get then done. However three kids really slows things down, it's not as easy to get out of the house with three little boys or to keep them all under control once we are out. You need to have more supplies, a defiantly plan of where you are going and what you want to get done, and then you have to be ready for a million twists, turns, and tantrums along the way. I now understand why some Moms Grocery shop at night, WITHOUT THEIR CHILDREN! lol.
My lists have gotten simpler, my house a little messier, and my time has been more focused on the important things: AJ, Miles, Nate, & Aaron. I have learned to leave the dishes in the sink or the laundry in the dryer and sit down to paint with AJ while the little boys nap or play trains with Miles while AJ is out and Nate is sleeping. I enjoy my time nursing and take a few extra minutes to snuggle Nate up while he'll still let me. We go on walks, paint, play cars/Lego/toy story/cowboys/ect., swim, wrestle, watch movies, make forts, read books, and just hang out. And you know what? None of them seem to care that the carpets aren't vacuumed yet or that we had Mac and cheese for dinner. They actually seem happier to have gotten a little bit more of my undivided attention.
I still find myself following them around cleaning up or wanting to get get the chores done first but I just have to take a minute and refocus or make it a fun project we can do together. Two is not to young to match sox or set the table, AJ love to help with ANYTHING and stickers are a great reward system.
Anyways this was a hard transition and I am still working on it but I love that I have learned to let those things slide. My boys come first and once they are in bed I can spend 30 minutes reorganizing the house and its all caught up, perfect! I really do love my life. My kids mean everything to me and I am lucky enough to have an incredible husband who feels the same way. We are growing as a family and we are happy and isn't that the whole point?