Chew Love? Didn’t you fall off the face of the Earth?
Seems like it huh? But my answer is No….I had a baby….actually I had 2 babies.
I know, it has been 22 months since I have blogged and I’m so sad and feel so guilty about it, but we’ve been really busy in the Johnston Household. Actually it has been the amazing followers I have and CONTINUE to get over the past 2 years that have made me want to start up again SO BAD. I received a message on Chew Love’s Facebook page the other day that read “I miss your recipes, please come back” and I told Rex “Okay, I’ve got to get my butt in gear and give the people what they want :)”. So here it goes…I’m Back!
This is what we have been up to in the last 2 years…in a nut shell.
-Everly Mae. I was made a mommy by this sweet and happy little girl and when I say happy I mean she is literally the happiest baby in the entire world. The child thinks everything is the bees knees
-The first 6 months of Motherhood was really tough, I’m not going to lie. I think the transition and life change going from house wife to first time mom was the hardest thing I have ever done. It took us a while to get in a groove, mainly because the first 4 months Evie was a horrible sleeper. This is probably why blogging became the last thing on my list of to-dos…I was a zombie.
-When Evie turned 7 months I feel like everything got so much easier. She is such a happy and good girl and once she was sleeping well and I stopped nursing I started to feel like myself again…so naturally Rex and I thought it would be a good idea to try for another baby. That’s what any sane person who just started to figure out 1 baby and get sleep decides to do right?
-We were surprised but very excited to learn that we were expecting baby 2 just before Halloween last year (Evie hadn’t even turned 1 yet). 1st trimester with baby 2 was a serious blur. Evie had her first birthday, I napped A LOT, we celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas and then the New Year. 2nd trimester was a dream. I finally had my energy back and Evie had gotten so much fun! We had tons of play dates, park visits, library visits, etc. I had to soak in every single second of time I had with it being just me and her.
-We learned baby 2 was A GIRL! We were happy to learn that we were expecting another little girl. Bust out the hammy downs!
-3rd trimester hit and there is only one word to describe it…pain! I started having contractions when I reached 31 weeks and ended up in the hospital. I was convinced that since Everly came 4 weeks early that this one would too. But my little cuddle bug was perfectly content in my belly, despite contractions and insane pressure for 8 weeks.
-On June 30th we welcomed Miss Tessa Lynn Johnston into this world and our hearts doubled in size.
-For the past almost 4 months we’ve been getting use to having two little ones and I have to say it isn’t nearly as hard as I thought it would be. Yes, it does take us triple the amount of time to get out the door now but I think having the girls so close together in age was the best decision Rex and I could have made. Evie LOVES her sister. I mean how could she not…remember she thinks the drapes on the wall are the bees knees. Now that Tessa is almost 4 months old we are starting to see the girls interact with eachother and that is really neat.
So that was our life for the past 22 months in a nut shell. If you follow me on Instagram you got to see it all through pictures. I’m really looking forward to blogging again. I have so many ideas for great posts. More freezer recipes (because I went CRAZY right before Tessa arrived), Easy recipes that you can make when you have a toddler at your feet and a baby strapped to your chest, moving Evie to her big girl room/bed, turning our unfinished basement into a useable space for the kiddos, etc. I’m sorry that I was MIA for the past 2 years, but I promise your wait will be worth while. Thanks for sticking with me and I’m excited to connect again with you!