For the first few days as a mother of two – AFTER Q’s paternity leave – Gooner and I went crazy. Sooner ate, slept, and pooped - like any newborn - while we struggled to fit her into our lives. Which we desperately tried to do…to no avail. As I look back I realized I was rigid and trying to MAKE Sooner fit into where I wanted her to fit. DUMB. All three of us went crazy one day. CRAZY. Like I cried to my sister. I cried to my Mom. I cried to Q. Gooner, Sooner, and I all cried and thankfully both girls fell asleep. I have NEVER been so happy to see my husband at the end of the day. I felt like failure mother of the year for failing my kids. And failure wife of the year for not being able to do my stay at home mom job.
Of COURSE, I had raging hormones. But honestly, it was two days of crazy psycho and then I had an epiphany…NEW schedule. Perhaps adding a complete person to our lives meant completely NEW schedule to accomodate all of us. So THIS week we tried a new schedule. One that included time for JUST Gooner, time for JUST Sooner, time for ME to get things done in the house, time to workout, time to make dinner… But sadly that leaves little time for blogging. (Please note I blogged more in Texas where there were grandparents around to hold and spoil little ones.)
Having two kids is SO different than having one. EVERYONE told me this. EVERYONE was right. Someone ALWAYS needs you and something ALWAYS needs to be cleaned. I NEVER understood how moms could “forget” to eat and…they were right. By the time I get the girls fed I need to be doing something else and I realize at 3 PM that I haven’t eaten yet.
Even WITH a schedule, I’m still getting the hang of this.
Sooner is currently 10 weeks old but Q did manage to snap an 8 week picture with the Pink Dog.
We do a LOT of baby wearing. MUCH MORE with two kids.
And yes, that is just how awesome my “mom hair” is on any given day. Be jealous.
Worst advice by far: “Your husband won’t know what to do with two kids. His life will change forever and he will have to do more.”
Really? This Daddy is HOT and awesome.
is coming this weekend and one of our AMAZING friends is baby sitting. Woohoo!