Maybe it's the second child syndrome. I don't know. I was the oldest and I turned out awesome.
But really, by the time parents get to that second kid, they live, learn, and then get Luvs.
Haven has slept in my armpit since the day we have brought him home from the hospital. Did I mention I failed at the big boy bed? Lasted a whole two days. Olive has never even slept in a bassinet. Girlfriend has been in her crib, in her room, since night number one.
Another big difference, I am sure, will be birthday celebrations. Olive's birthday is two weeks before Christmas and the money owed for the personal property taxes on our vehicles. She is going to have a Christmas themed party until she is 12. And the majority if her presents will be re-wrapped and put back under the tree until she is old enough to outsmart me.
Haven on the other hand? If there could be a toddler version of MTV's Sweet 16 than Haven could qualify. His birthday is in February, the same week that I always get my company bonus. Usually tax time is somewhere in there too, so I can buy him the extra stuff he needs like a Buzz Lightyear Ferrari.
This year, we are doing a Ninja Turtles themed party. I asked Kristen (go check out her fab blog design) from First Name Smith and also Little Laws Prints to make Haven's invites. She has made Olive's birthday invites as well as our Christmas card and I am always so happy with what she makes.
And not to get off on a side tangent, but did you know they renamed the Ninja Turtles? They are not Michelangelo Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael anymore. Just Mikey, Donny, Leo, and Raph.
Anyway, if you see me pinning Ninja Turtle stuff all over pinterest, just know the TMNT are back. :)
And while you're scrolling around today...
Christy from MamaPurls on Etsy makes this adorable knitted scarfs and neck warmers. Her pieces are so cute and original, I just think they would be a great gift for a friend or a hard-to-shop-for kind of person. Go check out her shop page HERE.
Next up is Becka from Busy Becka... and really, just the face behind Kiki la Rue. To say that Becca is busy in an understatement. She is a working mom that runs one of the busiest online boutiques. You can also find her on instagram (@theshoejunkie / @shopkikilarue). Jump over to her personal blog HERE.
And last, but not least, one of my new favorite bloggers.... Chrissy from Mama Chrissy's Chaos. Like all of us, she is currently trying to get back in shape. She is a mom to one gorgeous little girl and in the middle of adopting a second child. Chrissy bakes, crafts, and is really just a fun blogger. Please go check out her blog HERE.
Happy Wednesday! Anyone want to talk about what their children will speak about in therapy as adults? :)