(Sorry this post is posting so late in the day. My bestest friend had her baby today (who also happens to be Drew’s best friend) so I’ve been busy seeing her. When we got home life happened. Tomorrow’s post will be a little late as well 🙂 This is what happens when I don’t get my posts scheduled over the weekend 😐 )
Living with two. I’m not going to sugar coat it — it’s a challenge.
I come from a big family. No. Scratch that. A huge family. I am the oldest of 27 grandchildren and there is talk about more being added. And that’s just on my mom’s side. My dad is the youngest of 7 and they all have at least 2 kids and then there is all the second and third cousins. So I have grown up around babies. Throw in being a nanny for three years to a family with five kids while I was in college. Without sounds egotistical I really figured two would be a piece of cake. Nope. Farther from the truth.
The first week there were no less then 4-5 break downs. Everything ranging from not being a good enough mom, feeling like I was leaving Elsie out, and not being able to get everything much less anything done. It was pretty ugly folks. I seriously remember thinking… “What in the world was I thinking?! And I want 5 of these?! ” (I’m blaming those thoughts on hormones. I’m pretty sure I’m crazy as I’m already wanting to be pregnant again. I promise I haven’t been on drugs…)
There are those products out there that are simply a life saver when it comes to moms with multiple kids — especially overwhelmed ones with a toddler and a newborn.
I’m going to go out on a limb here and declare that the wrap saved me and my sanity. I have this wonderful wrap from Lovey Duds. I love this wrap and the fact that there are so many choices (I’m highly considering purchasing a second one). There is also the moby wrap and the ergo carrier — I’m not going to say much about these as I’ve never actually tried them out, but my close friend has both and I’m pretty sure she is happy with both.
Because sometimes a kid just refuses to take a nap. I honestly hate the television, however, it has been pretty awesome (sadly) this past month. (On that note — we need new movies. Pretty sure we’ve watched our movies 10+ times already).
Mainly because my brain is gone. So my iPhone is my brain.
Really? Need I explain this one? I’ve really been living off this stuff lately…