I realized the main three niches of my blog are food, lifestyle and family and I haven’t touched on family in awhile. So I wanted to talk about something that a lot of parents may be feeling – I know I certainly was.
Parent Guilt for adding an additional sibling into the family (Especially when you’ve got an only child). When I first found out I was pregnant I was elated.. So excited to be bringing another wonderful soul into this world who would hopefully carry my values, my love for God and my humor 😉 But then I began to feel a deep pain for my Hudson. He’s got other siblings on his Dad’s side but they’re part time and he’s got his Mommy 100% of the time. It’s been Mommy and Hudson for 3 whole years and it’s been amazing..
But now it won’t be.. And in our situation it’ll be TWICE the sharing now that we found out we’re having twins. I spent many a nights crying myself to sleep.. It hurts to say but I was no longer excited for my babies anymore, because I felt like I was completely betraying my little boy.
But after speaking with other parents who had multiple children it always came down to the same answer.. Your heart finds a way. All of the anxiety and pain goes away as soon as you meet your babies and you realize you have way more room in your heart than you thought was humanly possible and when your little sees their new lifelong best friend(s) they don’t see it as a competition for your love (Well maybe a little, but not to the extreme you imagined 😉 ) but instead they see an exciting new chapter with new loved ones.
That has completely eased my mind. Hudson is so in love with my belly and talks about his little brothers often as if he can’t wait to meet them.. And because of the advice and my son’s adoration it’s completely cured my Mommy Guilt. So don’t worry Mommy, or Daddy.. It’ll be okay, you’re capable of tremendous amounts of love and the only thing you can do is continue to tell your little how much you love them and always will.
I’m supposed to be on light bed rest but instead I’ve been taking Hudson out and spending as much time with him as I can so he knows that even though Mommy is exhausted with these babies that he’s still important to me and always will be.
Parenting is the most rewarding and scary job in the world – But I wouldn’t trade it in for the world. So let go of your guilt.. You’re killing it!
My wonderful Husband and little Prince surprised me with an amazing early Mother’s Day gift that I’ve been wanting for a LONG time. I used to LOVE incense and candles – But my Husband wasn’t too big a fan so I haven’t had OR used once since we met.
I’d been telling him about this adorable little shop that I had come across called Silver Dollar Candle Co. – They make hand-poured soy candles with incredible scents and super cute labels that can be customized! Not thinking he was actually taking in what I was saying, I was SUPER excited when they randomly surprised me with an early Mother’s Day gift of my FAVORITE smell Campfire Marshmallow and it has the COOLEST saying on the front! A quote from Mean Girls “You’re not like a regular Mom. You’re like a cool Mom!” 😉 I like to think so!
This candle smells AMAZING! I will absolutely have to buy more from their shop once this one is finished – It’s got a lasting smell that fills the whole room. My Husband even commented on how great it smells!
I highly recommend checking their amazing store out. They have wonderful candles and wax melts available at great prices for any Mother in your life for Mother’s Day! It made me feel so special to receive such a thoughtful and lovely gift from my men.
As y’all may have seen in my posts, Hudson is a model for a very cute Etsy business called Magical Baby Clouds! It was made by an amazingly talented Mama named Margot! This was our first Brand Enthusiast experience and so far our only, he hasn’t modeled for any other business yet because we love her so much and she makes some wonderful and useful things for our little man! Also gives us an excuse to take adorable photos of our little man without looking like crazy, obsessed parents 😉
She’s willing to make custom orders depending on your taste (We love the woodsy and boyish look so it’s SO nice to tell her what we like and have her send us photos of the different fabrics we like!)
All of the stuff is completely handmade and unique – Which is so much nicer than going out and buying an expensive piece that wont be made just for your sweet little one.
And it’s not just clothing! It’s also adorable teethers and toys that are SO needed for when their painful little teeth come in!
So if you’re in the market for some new bloomers/shorts (New to her shop!), bibdanas, scarves, top knots, head bands, teethers or ANYTHING of the sort. Check her out! She’s been so good to us and I know you’ll LOVE her stuff!
Use the code “MBC15” for 15% off your first purchase!
Head over to her shop now! Hudson’s on the first page 😉