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Monday, March 15, 2010

Two years gone by...

So many things have happened in ther last year and a half. I'm not sure how to sum it all up, but I'll try.

Laurent is turning TWO today. I still can't believe it. I still see him as my little chunky baby. Well, he is still quite chuby and has the softest blond hair. But he talks a lot, does a lot of stuff just like his big brother (I'm sure all little brothers like ti imitate their older siblings). He is such a sweet little boy, so full of energy and laughter. He's a real clown, but also has quite an attitude. He pouts and has temper tantrums when we tell him no, but he snaps out of it real fast with a big smile. He's going to daycare part-time. He's very far from the always-crying, seperation-anxiety-filled little baby he once was. He still loves to be held and kissed. He still cries out to me when he's hurt or whn his big brother took a toy from him. But he's groing up so fast, he's so much closer to being a boy than to the baby he was.

With his birthday, I am also celebrating 2 years of breastfeeding. I had not planned to BF him that long, but things were so easy with him on that front and we still both love it and feel confortable with it, so we keep going. He nurses only twice a day now: before his nap (when he's at home) and before going to sleep. I love those moments. We have no choice but to stop everything, be quiet, be calm and enjoy the moment. It might also be the only time in a day where I take the time to sit down and relax.

I thought about weaning him at two years old. We are talking a lot about baby #3 these days and I might say my biological clock is ringing very loudly. Laurent stopped nursing by himself in the morning, so I thought he might wean himself. But no. He doesn't drink any other milk, so I can't just replace nursing with a cup. I don't want to cut it dry, so I wait. We are going on a vacation trip with all my family this summer, so we decided to wait after that to start the meds again. I don't want to feel icky and hot-flashy and moody and bloated during my vacations. So we're planning on TTC #3 somewhere in August. I can't wait!

Last time I wrote here, I was talking about giving up work to become a full-time stay-at-home mom. Well, it lasted about... 3 weeks? I have always loved baby carriers and I already had a few I had purchased or hand-crafted. I wanted to try the Mei Tai, but found it too expensive, so I made a pattern and made one myself. I fell in love right away. I made a few others for my friends. I perfected the model, modifying details along the way. My best friend from high school said "hey, why don't we start a small business with this?" So we did. And now, almost 2 years later, we have Mei Tais in almost 15 boutiques accross the province and we are working full-time to make our business grow. Our website is helping us sell our products and we are so happy with how things are going.

I struggled a lot with the idea of sending my kids to daycare after having made the decision to give up graphic design to be with them, but in the end, it's for the best. I wasn't happy, I felt stuck and un-challenged. I needed to create. So now, Laurent is going to daycare 3 days a week and Félix is going to preschool 4 mornings a week. And I'm working a lot. And loving it. And enjoying the time I have with my kids more now that I also have time away from them.

So that about sums it up. I've been so busy with the kids, the business, the house and stuff. I didn't feel like I had anything good to bring to my blog, so I sorta let it go. Someone asked me to give some news, so here I am. And I'm feeling sorry now that I realsie I've been away for so long. I love writing, and I miss it too. Who knows, maybe one day I'll find time again to come back and write on a more regular basis?

I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you, but it's the thought that counts. ;)