Hi. I've been MIA, I know. Sorry. There's a good reason, I promise. Two reasons actually.
Their names are Julian and Lukas. And I'm their mom.
I am on week 8 of my second maternity leave and I'm enjoying it SO MUCH more this time around. I'm much more relaxed. I'm not fretting over every noise the baby makes. I'm not afraid to leave the house or drive in the car with him. I'm showering daily and usually changing out of my pajamas before noon. I'm even working out (i.e. walking/jogging on the treadmill and the occasional DVD) most days of the week. (If only I were one of those thin pregnant gals who didn't gain loads of weight. Oh well.) I'm not nervous about nursing Julian wherever and whenever he needs to eat. All around I am just much more comfortable with this mom thing. I guess those 2.5+ years practice with Lukas gave me a hand-up on the newborn stage with Julian. So this time around I'm not stuck inside all day long with plenty of downtime to blog. J and I are out and about so the blog has been one of the things I've let go for a while.
I'll eventually write out Julian's birth story and give some more details on how we're doing, but wanted to pop in for just a minute to share some brotherly pics and let everyone know we're doing great!