4.02.2014

Life with Two.


I had people tell me that life with two kids would be hard, just wait and see. While it's only been a month I have to say it's 100% easier than the first time I brought a baby home. The age gap is probably the biggest factor in that, Twilight Sparkle is the biggest lil helper you ever did meet.
Except for diapers, can't blame her for ducking and hiding after getting pee'd on :)
She's the perfect age for 'can you go grab Mommy's nursing pillow' or 'Can you find Aiden's binky?'
and this,well, this is priceless when you are in a hurry and the baby is hungry.


There have been a few bumps in this road. Madison is now to the age where she get's 'soooooo bored' and wants someone to entertain her.  She's over the iPad, her movies, and her toys. I try to keep her as busy as I can, I DO have a newborn who needs constant supervision, but my heart breaks when she begs to go for a walk, I hate letting her down. I know that's crazy, but I have a bit of lingering Mommy guilt.


Overall I would say she hasn't shown any jealousy towards Aiden, but between me being home and my parents moving in the down the street she's not lacking for attention. Somehow in the last month she went from still being a toddler in our eyes to being a kid. Like a real mini human. It's sad to see my baby girl growing up, but she's becoming one awesome little lady. 


I received the most heartwarming comment yesterday from one of her preschool teachers. She was gushing about what a well behaved, big hearted kid Madison is, always looking out for her classmates and being very caring. Madison's best quality is being polite and respectful of others and I'm glad to hear that from someone who's not family :)

Not everyone adjusted so quickly.


I suspect I will be getting a lot of these kind of messages. Just like women bear the pain of pregnancy and childbirth, we must also bear the whining of husbands who lose an hour or two of sleep. 

I'm sure to revisit this when he does more than sleep, eat, and poo.

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22 comments:

  1. You're a lucky mama and a great one at that! You can tell how happy all of you are in every picture all of your faces just glow with how much love you have for everyone in your family :)

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  2. I love reading this! Number two isn't anywhere near our immediate radar, so I always like hearing feedback from people who have more than a 2 year age gap between kids.

    You're doing great, mama!

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  3. I want to be TS's best friend.

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  4. I love being on this journey with you with our babies being a few days apart. As a first time mom, I look at all your posts and think okay she's got it together, she does things, she rolls with it. You take everything in stride, and I'm learning to try and do the same even with an extremely fussy/gassy John. Hope to see lots more of you all!

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  5. Twilight Sparkle is such a great big sister. She's going to love having a little brother. I know I do!
    And Oh. My. God. I feel like I just read a text convo between my husband and me. I can count on one hand the number of times I've got to bed before him in the last 4 months. He has been a complete rock star at cleaning the house and keeping up with other things, but the man acts like he's barely hanging by a thread with his consistent 7 hours of sleep.

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  6. You're doing great lady!! The two kiddoes together are adorable!! I love that photo of Twilight holding him!!

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  7. We are/were in a similar boat, my two are two months shy of being 5 years apart. Honestly, the transition was really smooth. We had the same issues, boredom, but we worked with it and have been rocking it since!

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    1. The transition from 1 to 2 wasn't near as bad as I feared. My oldest was 4, and she turned 5 a month later so she was a super big help. I'm expecting #3 with my youngest currently being 3, not looking forward to this, as she is my feisty one. I guess time will tell.

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  8. Siblings can be so adorable when they are little--mine are 4 years apart--brothers, and they fight like crazy now--but still snuggle up during early morning cartoons:)

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  9. Oh Men... hahaha and you should be so proud of Madison. We had a few minor breakdowns from Elle when we brought Wes home - but those girls can hold their own. She is so cute.

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  10. SO glad to hear that things are going great!! Yay!

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  11. BHAhAhaha. I get those texts from my Husband too. :)

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  12. I totally agree! My daughter was 3-1/2 when I had my second baby girl. I LOVE the age gap and she was such a help. It doesn't seem like there was much jealousy either. They are now almost 5 and 18 months. I am loving being a mommy of two!

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  13. She is such a cutie! You are very blessed.

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  14. Oh and mine were 3 years apart as well. Now they are 21 & 18 .... still just a ton of fun...BAHAHAHAHHAHA

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  15. I get those exact same texts from my hubs. Everyone was telling me that life with two would be different but with 6 years and 11 months between the two boys it hasn't been horrible. My C is a huge help just like TS and never shows a bit of jealousy. I however feel bad on the daily because I don't have the time I use to for C. I know the big issue will come when we want to add that 3rd child... with a toddler. Things will change then.

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  16. My son will be five in May and I have to agree, just in the last while he has gone from a toddler to a mini human! :( Makes me sad, and happy- since my three year old is going through the terrorist three's ;)

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  17. I didn't think the transition from 2 to 3 was as hard as many made it seem!! Loving watching your family!! =) It is amazing how big the oldest gets when you bring a new baby home!

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  18. My little brother and I are 4 and a half years apart too, and I never, ever had jealousy. My dad still talks about the time he asked me if I felt like he and my mom were replacing me or ignoring me and I said "No Dad! If a baby cries he needs help! He's just a baby, Dad!"

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  19. That is the very reason I took my husband for a vasectomy when our youngest was 6 weeks old!

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  20. That is the very reason I took my husband for a vasectomy when our youngest was 6 weeks old!

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