EEK, so apparently I took a small and unintentional sabbatical from my blog. However, it was needed. Needed to refresh my mind and more importantly take care of my mind, body and spirit as I nourish the little human being growing inside me and the little man who runs around the house everyday with a smile from ear to ear. But…I’M BACK!
December was a busy month full of ups and downs. For various reasons we decided to take D out of his daycare. A decision we had been contemplating for quite some time and finally said enough is enough. If we were thinking of taking him out of daycare that meant that we weren’t truly happy with having him there and therefore needed to do something about it. It was torn emotions as we loved the lady who worked directly with him everyday but the daycare management needed some extreme work and this mama was done with the uphill climb it had been over the past few months. He loved his friends at daycare and one little girl he still gets to see when we have playdates. It was a few weeks of unknown after that. We visited a few other daycare centres but none really met my standards. Yes, to some I may be a little picky, but after working as a nanny for years I have full right to be. I saw children in a lot of different childcare situations and I believe I am a pretty good judge of character.
We decided to go the nanny route as it would be nice to have D at home for the most part and we would have our options of activities for him to go to throughout the week. Another added benefit for us was having him at home and the assistance of a nanny when the new baby comes in March. So the new nanny is hired and currently on day #2, my fingers are crossed that things work out for all of us!
Despite our intentions of having a quiet Christmas with lots of downtime it ended up being full of activities and events. They were fun for all but left us needing a vacation from our time off!
Baby Girl will be here before we know it and WOW does my body ever feel different this pregnancy. The second time around it seems much more difficult earlier on. Already at 33 weeks I am getting mild contractions, pelvic pain and I am soooo tired! Not to mention the non stop nausea that still visits each and every day. Thankfully it is getting a little better and I am really starting to eat more! The poutine and beavertail at Winterlude was delicious Friday night ;)
So it seems we are finally back into a routine with childcare some what sorted out. My business is thriving as I begin to step back a little bit, let it grow and nurture it in other ways. My “day job” is continually busy but we have come up with a common ground for me to take some time off and work most of my hours from home.
I have come to realize that sometimes unintentional sabbaticals happen for a reason and we need to embrace them!
With the days flying by and the to do lists always there I always come back to this picture….my two favourite men in the whole world!