It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It’s this time of the year again. I can’t believe it’s already Raphael’s 2nd Christmas! I’ve already put the Christmas decor out 2 weeks ago and we are really getting into the Christmas mood. I love this season – but definitely not because of the freezing temperatures. More so because of the smell of Christmas cookies, the romantic and cheesy Christmas music and the beautiful Christmas lights every where you go. AND on top of that, Mark is having some days off and we’ll probably getting babies nursery done over the holidays – haven’t started to do it yet and I’m already so excited!!!

I’m already 26 weeks pregnant and starting to think about how life will change being a mom of a toddler and a newborn. I can’t wait for our little boy to see the world but also I am a little bit anxious about going back to those sleepless nights (ugh!) and the juggling of being there for two kids. There are so many things on my mind: will Raphael still sleep well with a crying baby brother, can I sleep train him without waking Raphael, how’s nap time going to be with two babies and two schedules. I guess no nap/quiet/ quality afternoon time for mommy anymore. And I am soooo not ready for this, but let’s be honest, will I ever be? Getting two babies ready in the morning will probably be challenging as well – the good thing is I won’t be pregnant anymore -ha!

You have to see the positive site, right? Life is already crazy, living abroad as an expat family – being a stay-at-home mom to a toddler who has so much vitality, so much energy and joy in his heart! And I am sure the circus will continue when the second one is there. But while there are overflowing laundry loads, untidy rooms, and some very busy days, there are so many wonderful and precious moments full with giggles, joy and love.

I want to embrace all those moments, choose wonder over worry and find balance in my daily craziness. Creating a mind that is aware of the chaos but also sees the magic. The way you respond is how your day is going to be: “Energy goes where attention flows”

Our choices – of what thoughts we “allow” to creep into our minds are as powerful as the choices we make that are visible to other people. So make sure to take good care of your thoughts and try not to overthink. That’s what I usually do! And I am working hard to be kind to myself and to let go of anything I can’t control!

I wish you all a wonderful time with all your loved ones! Stay healthy 🙂

 

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