I cant believe that I am here doing this again, if I’m not wrong here, this is the 3rd time I am writing a birthday reflection! Starting with my 30th birthday one and than my 31st last year. Here we are again! So much has happened that I am still feeling like I am floating on cloud nine and this is all a dream. I am so fortunate to be able to have so much in my life that I honestly have no idea where to start. I guess there is really no right or wrong reason so let’s begin!
One of the most incredible things I can say is this past year I upgraded from being a mom of one to a mom of two! That being said, Both of my son’s are under 2. Which I think may speak a bit more to myself and how insane my partner and I are! I know this is going to sound super cliche but there are very real moments that I look at my two little guys and just tear up that I have been given the opportunity to be their Mom. Especially with Felix and how we needed to have a C Section with him it really tested me in so many ways. Even though the birth was nothing like my partner and I had dreamed of, I am glad with our decision. It is so hard to believe that we are a family of 4 now. And to think in the next year we will be trying again for our 3rd and final child (Unless it turns out to be twins and we have 2 more children that is, which obviously would be a major shock to us!). There is so much to talk about since becoming a Mom that I honestly have nearly no idea where to start. It is such an incredible feeling especially since my oldest is now to the point where he will give real kisses and real squeeze hugs. His affection towards myself and his dad and people whom he loves in his life is nothing short of amazing. And the love he shows for his little brother is adorable! He is still nervous of this new little human here (And of course there are moments of jealousy) but he is also so gentle and kind to him. And curious indeed also!
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Moving home was also an equally exciting highlight for us too. I am so happy to be close to my parents and Nanny. And back in a place that speaks English also. Being home while my brother has also moved home is nice. All of my siblings are in the same province again for the first time in 7 years. I am also thankful to have our own home again and not worrying about renting anymore either. With the crazy housing market of 2021 which I write more details about here, there was a very real fear that we may not get a home of our own. Not to mention, the fact we will not be moving again and can make this home into our own is also incredible too. There is so many ideas that we can chip away at. I have even started a list of “Wishes” that as we get a few extra dollars here and there we can begin to upgrade and make this house our forever home.
There is so many things that I would like to achieve in the next year also. From saving money to get my boys a swing set for the back yard, To just saving money in general. And then making money also would be great. I feel like I can be unstoppable if I wanted to. For the last little bit I will be the first to admit I have been a little willy nilly on spending. I haven’t exactly been able to save or had the motivation to. However something clicked after the holidays and having 2 children instead of 1 that I really want to set an example and give them everything that I may not have had growing up. Isn’t that what most parents strive for?
And lastly, being 32 this year I really would like to hammer down and lose weight and get healthy. Having 2 boys I will be no doubt chasing around, I do not want to become winded from playing with them for 5 minutes. This is something that is so important to me that I am even starting a weekly blog post, which will be pretty open and honest to almost hold myself accountable to all of you here. It will not only focus on my physical well being but my mental aspect too. I want to really try to get into a better weight for myself and for my family too. it is time that I really try to do this since I am not getting any younger!
Overall, as many hiccups we have had from having to wait 5 weeks for our things, to having some family members become hostile due to our stance on vaccines, there really is not a whole lot of negative I can say about the past year. I know this year coming up with both of my boys will be one of the best yet! Not to mention I am so very excited to see how the house transforms and becomes more and more ours! Oh yeah, and I am equally as excited to be able to hopefully make a small income all the while being a stay at home mom too!!