I’m not going to lie – March was exhausting for me. I don’t know what was wrong, but it was either low iron, first-trimester tiredness to the extreme, or who knows what. But most of the month I spent on the couch, often struggling to catch my breath after walking across the room, and barely able to function. I didn’t actually realize how bad it was until one day, three days ago, it lifted!!! For the first time in months I felt like my old self again. I could parent, and exist, and heck, I even started nesting and Spring cleaning our entire home much to my purge-hating husband’s dismay! March was the first month I questioned doing this 365, but I’m so glad I pushed through. Here are a few of my favourites from this month and why I love them:
Micah isn’t much for words or for sitting still with a book, so capturing him going, “Oh, no!” while daddy read him a story was so precious to me.
Due to the fact that we were keeping a bed on the floor in the living room, Levi could get up on the couch and discovered the outside world for the first time. This was his go-to spot for weeks!
More bedtime loveliness, but with all my boys in the frame this time.
I’ve been meaning to capture Micah’s “get-su” face and hand actions for a while now, and I finally caught it at the Grandparents’ one sunny afternoon as he chased daddy around.
When you’re on the struggle bus and your husband comes home 2 hours early from work, packs everyone into the car, and buys a picnic at Safeway and takes you to the lake. Hallelujah, people!
This little one’s last monthly photo before he turns one next month!
Finding out this other little one is doing well and has a strong heartbeat <3. After losing our first, I could breathe a little easier after this ultrasound with our last.
“Mom-mom”. Guys – all the tears. He finally called me MOM. And not just once or twice randomly, but he calls me by name every day now. I waited two years and two months to the DAY for this.
Don’t ask my why I had so many play dates this month when I felt like death, but I’m happy I did for my boys’ sake!
I took this next photo because on this day, Levi said his first word (we only count it when they associate it with a person or object deliberately). His first word is “vrrrrrr”. Apparently he likes cars. Micah’s was “moo”!
Also, so thankful that my boys are really starting to get along and enjoy each other! Don’t get me wrong, I still have to tell Micah to stop knocking his brother over with his butt at least three times a day.
Energy!!! Wash all the blankets, and organize all the closets, and fold all the things! Oh man, it feels SO good to end this month back to normal again. I don’t know how long it will last, but I’m going to purge and clean everything in sight while I still can!
Easter. I love that Micah spent 5 minutes breaking and mashing eggs while I spent 2 hours finishing them all! But, I did it with family and hot tea and good conversation while Micah and Levi frolicked at Grandma’s house so it was lovely. Easter is a special holiday for me. We lost our first Easter Sunday and Levi was born last year on Good Friday. So many memories on this weekend <3
Okay, that’s all I have for this month’s favourites, but please continue the circle around to Alyssa’s blog post!