If you are an avid reader of my blog, which I know all my friends and family are (no pressure 😜)!!! You might have realized I missed writing a post in February. It has been a crazy and busy last few months, which have flown by. Let me give you a recap of what has been going on in the Wilkerson household.
Finley will turn ten months on the tenth and is into everything. He broke into my china hutch the other day and shattered our crystal wedding flutes. While I was disappointed in their loss, I was so happy neither one of the boys ended up with a scratch on them. There was glass everywhere! Aidan was so distraught and even told us, he was to blame. Which we knew wasn’t true, since he hasn’t messed with the hutch since he was itty bitty. It seems like ten months is the age that my boys decide to explore my china cabinet. Aidan at ten months, broke in and shattered a Tiffany wine glass. I bet the person who came up with the saying “this is why we can’t have nice things” was a mother of boys! Anyway, Finn is currently climbing everything and walking from furniture to person with minimal falls! My baby is almost a toddler! WHERE IS THE PAUSE BUTTON??? He has also decided to be done nursing, so we are formula feeding with a mix of cows milk. Which was an easy decision, since I went through mastitis for the fourth time in nine months with him. Finley has been team no sleep since day one, and I am just dreaming of the day when I will get a solid eight hours. He is such a happy and adventurous little boy, and he absolutely adores his big brother!
Everyone in the house has gone through a round or two of fighting a cold, flu, or sinus infection. Unfortunately, I seem to keep getting the worst of it. I’m sick of being sick! No pun intended. With the help of an amazing new friend and health coach, I have been taking a probiotic regiment that will help realign my gut health and overtime help to eliminate some of my physical and mental health issues. I have been trying to decrease the sugar in my diet, increase my water intake and do more yoga when I have time. I am really looking forward to warm weather, where my boys and I can get back to our daily walks. I also started a journal to my boys for when they are older. It contains words of wisdom, my favorite memories of them and some passages from the Bible, I hope will guide them as they grow up.
Nathan has been working so hard at his first year as a principal. There are days he goes into work at 7 am and doesn’t get home till 10:30 pm. Despite his exhaustion he still makes time for family. As soon as he is home, he gets down on the floor and plays with the boys. He makes sure to be home in time to have dinner as a family on the nights he doesn’t supervise. As soon as the boys are in bed, he makes sure we have a chance to talk or watch a show together. This man has gone through a huge adjustment this year in the work category and has been pushing through every obstacle that comes his way. It hasn’t been easy for him or our family finding a balance this past year, but we sure are proud of this hardworking man of ours. The past few months, he has made sure to plan some dates for us to have quality time. Thanks to my wonderful in-laws, we were able to have a date night out!
Aidan has grown so much in these last few months. He is two and a half and is the smartest kid I have ever met! (Yes, I know I am his mother and all parents think their kid is a genius, but for real this child is going places.) He is a talker and is so funny. Aidan picks up on concepts the first time he is shown something. He loves to learn, especially about space and dinosaurs. If there was a book about a dinosaur in space, he would be over the moon! (See what I did there?) He can remember something that was said, two weeks ago in passing. We have been potty training, which has not been easy. He had gone without having a poop accident for two weeks, until he dealt with the stomach flu and then we were back to square one. Most days he does really well and has only one or two accidents. Some days, I just want to stick a diaper back on him and be done with it. He is a very strong willed boy and does not want to wear diapers unless it is night time. So we have a big stock of underwear and laundry detergent. He also wants to wash his hands all by himself! How this boy of mine has grown! Again, PAUSE BUTTON!
Anyway, these last few months have been filled with illnesses, health changes, workload increase and sleep and potty training. While we have been very busy and are dealing with a lack of sleep, I would say this year has kicked off to a crazy start. We have some great changes occurring and I cannot wait to see the results in our day to day lives! I hope you enjoyed my Wilkerson recap!
Love and blessings,