Archive for December, 2009

Back to Work after Baby # 2!
December 28, 2009

I know have not posted in a while, but I think most of you will understand having a new baby is a bit time consuming…ok how about overwhelming and all consuming but the best thing I did in my life kinda good.

My son Julian will turn four months old on New year’s Day!  My precocious daughter Helena is turning three in February, though sometimes seems like she’s turning 30.

I once heard having two children is way more than double the work and I have found that to be true.  But just when you thought you couldn’t love anything more than your first child your heart does a triple-lindy and opens up even bigger.  The sleep deprivation is mitigated by the big blue eyes looking back at you.  The 2 year old tantrums asking when is he going back to the hospital are soothed by the big “I love you mommy” I get every morning I make a waffle with “chocolate on the top and peanut butter on the down.!”

I know I sound like a mushy mom, but the other mushers out there get it. 

This Christmas I can say I felt so blessed to have a house full of children and all the chaos that goes with it.  It seems hard to believe 3 years ago it was just Dennis and I sleeping in and deciding on dinner plans.  I’m thankful for all the Better Chefs who gave me easy recipes to make this year so I could pretend to be  Martha Stewart for my in-laws while I secretly googled how to cook a tenderloin!

As we move into 2010 I will celebrate 10 years at Channel Three.  The people here are my second family.  Leaving my young children to go back to work full time is hard, but I feel I am showing my kids you really can fulfill your dreams and be a good parent.  I will continue my quest for things that can make a mom’s life easier and more peaceful.  I will share them here and on Better Connecticut so tune in.  Thank you for all of your warm wishes.  May all of you have a blessed New Year.  I look forward to reading your comments.