Monday, July 9, 2012

When you have 2 kids under 2


I knew from the moment that I found out that I was pregnant again (Savannah was 8 months old at the time) that it would be hard sometimes. My pregnancy was not planned but it goes without saying that I am so glad it happened! Just FYI, if you are on antibiotics for a kidney infection and take birth control pills you probably want to use a back up birth control method. ;)

I was worried at first how I would divide my time between a newborn and a 16 month old. It has somehow worked. I literally feel like I just had the baby but (hello!) he is 7.5 months old now and my 16 month old is now 2. Whoa time, slow down!! Have I had hard days where I just wanted to lock myself in the bathroom and hide? Oh yeah. Have I lost my temper and gotten snappy and impatient? You betcha. Have I downed an entire bottle of wine after laying them down at night? Yep.

That being said, I have also had amazing days. Days where S walks up to the baby and kisses him on his little head. It absolutely melts my heart. The other day D was sitting in his bumbo and started crying hysterically. I was up to my elbows (literally) in soapy dishes and was rinsing off my sudsy hands so I could console him. He quieted all of sudden and when I looked over my shoulder S was rubbing his head and talking sweet toddler gibberish to him. I about passed out from the sweetness.

You do figure out what works for your family and you become flexible. Somehow it just falls in place. I know it sounds cliche, but it really does. I could not imagine my life without my babies in it and would not want it any other way.







22 comments:

  1. When I had my first two 15 months apart, everyone said it would go quick. The days left like they were 50 hours long, so I was a tad bitter about that "quick" comment. Dammit. Those women were all right. I can't believe my almost-Irish twins are 7 & 8. I wish I could put a brick on their heads and keep them from growing another inch. My babies.

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    1. Marianne, isn't it crazy how the days seem so long but you look back and time is essentially flying? How does that happen? It's kind of sad. :(

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  2. thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog! I'm so glad you did so I could find yours! You have precious children! Can't wait to follow your family! :)

    ~Megan

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    1. So glad you found my blog! Thank you for following. :-)

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  3. Your babies are SO precious!! Great post...I could not agree more!!

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  4. First, your babies are precious. Second, as a new 2 under 2 mom thank you! Thank you for your positive outlook and reminding me that the good days outweigh the long hard days!

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  5. Thank you, Lynsey. It is so busy and chaotic at times but so rewarding! :-) Thank you for following.

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  6. Just found you---but love your blog and can't wait to read more now that I followed!!
    -Julie
    http://www.thechirpingmoms.com

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    1. Hey, Julie! So glad you found my blog. Thank you for following! :-)

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  7. You recently added me to twitter and I thought I'd check your blog out, I'm now a follower..

    You are right you will find a pattern/groove and everything works out. :)

    I have four children. The biggest age differences between my children is my oldest two which is two years. However between my 2nd and 3rd there is only 1 year and 2 days exactly. Then between my last two is 18 months. :) I wouldn't change anything.. But boy I am tired some nights. Ha

    All three of your children are just precious!!

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  8. Thank you, Lacy! I'm so glad you stopped by and so happy to have you as a follower. :-)

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  9. I don't know how you do it! One is plenty for me but those sweet sibling kisses sound awesome :)

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    1. They can be pretty darn sweet. :-) So glad you stopped by!

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  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm excited to have another blog to read. =) You have an adorable family!

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  11. That first picture is adorable! I love when people get the "real" pics and not just when their kids are smiling.

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    1. Lol, they are something else! :)

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