Newborn Land All Over Again!


With the arrival of our second son three weeks ago we are now back in newborn land. The land of infinite cuddles, cute newborn smiles and that newborn scent you never forget.

I am also now back to having sleepless nights and dealing with mom exhaustion while caring for a very active three year old and a very hungry newborn.  Still I wouldn’t change it for the world, our family is now complete and I am loving having the chance to slow down to live in the moment with my two boys.

I must say that I am really loving the cuddle time I get with my newborn. Nowadays it is harder to get cuddles and hugs from my three year old as he is never in the same spot for more than a few seconds and he obviously prefers pirate sword fighting over boring hugs!

And then when I spend time with my toddler I find it refreshing to be able to have real conversations, to know what he is feeling without guessing and to see him so independent and ready to do things on his own.

Two totally different worlds!

Something I found very nice was celebrating our first Christmas as a family of four and starting the New Year together. We are still adjusting to the changes in routine and family dynamics for sure but we are enjoying the time we get to spend with each other.

In the end I consider myself extremely lucky, I get to spend time with both a cuddly newborn and a super fun toddler! Isn’t that the best way to celebrate the beginning of a New Year?

Sears is also celebrating the new year with a big sale. From January 17th to the 30th they will be offering 15% off almost everything in the Baby’s Room – nursery furniture, strollers, monitors and more! Plus, there will be great deals on infant apparel, more details HERE. I personally love the baby clothes I find at Sears, like the adorable ealephant sleepers my son is wearing in the picture above, so sweet!

Disclosure: I am part of the Sears Mom Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own. #SearsMom

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

13 responses to “Newborn Land All Over Again!”

  1. He is so adorable! Congrats xo

  2. Great work mama, he is perfect and I love that you have the best of both worlds!

  3. Congratulations!!! I remember when I had my daughter, my son was 3 and when you said you felt it refreshing to have a normal conversation with your toddler, It was like deja vu! So true, two completely different worlds for sure!! Take care!!

  4. What a cute little guy. Congratulations.

  5. I’m crazily expecting another baby in a few weeks. My older kids will be nearly 4 and 7 when this one arrives. What was I thinking?

  6. It is the best of two worlds! It seems like just yesterday I was in your shoes with my two boys but it has been over two years!

  7. Congratulations! He is just adorable. What a wonderful gift as you go into the new year 🙂

  8. Enjoy those sweet wee ones, they grow up fast. Thanks for the heads up on the sale.

  9. Awww what a sweetheart! Congratulations!

  10. Congratulations to both of you on the birth of your second child. I can tell that he is as cute as One Smiley Monkey. We have had two arrivals of boys within the past year- one in Alberta and One in Nova Scotia. We haven’t met the one from Alberta yet but get plenty of pictures on Face book. I know your will really enjoy both of your boys and take great joy from your family. Hugs.

  11. Had to get my baby fix, this post did the job! HA! Thanks!

  12. I got up close and personal with 2 new babies this past weekend, oh what a feeling

  13. Priceless photo

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