Since becoming a Mother of two and a family of four, my world has been turned upside down and inside out for the second time in a year. Now don’t get me wrong I wouldn’t change anything for the world (maybe a full nights sleep, but not the world), but sometimes I dream of a long relaxing spa day and a good book. Instead I settle for a lone Tesco trip to get the weekly shopping done (heaven), perusing over the book aisle and sometimes even buying a couple that I’ll never get to read!
So is having two under one as easy as one? Would I do it again? Here’s the best and the worst of it:
The Best of it:
- Not being pregnant – I’ve said before how grateful I am that we have been able to create our little family, I really am grateful. However, pregnancy and I do not go hand in hand. It’s so nice to run around after my little Munchkins without being pregnant! In some ways I feel like Baby J lost out when she was tiny as I was so ill, but all of that is behind us and I love it!
- Routine – I love a good routine! Having two has definitely made me step up my game with getting early routines in place and being majorly organised. Sometimes I find that if I’m not organised the day goes to pot (this happens, A LOT), so when I do keep to our routines I really feel like I’m nailing it. That being said I often feel like a day is a success if everyone is fed and watered, anything above that is a bonus!
- The days out – Now that Baby J is a week short of one year its so great to take her out to see and experience a whole host of new things. We will be visiting the Yorkshire Wildlife Park for her birthday (I love anything animal related, maybe this ones for me?!), I cant wait to see her face light up with excitement!
- Knowing that the best is yet to come – all we have to do now is sit back (as if), relax (yeah right), and watch them grow (whilst trying not to lose my shit more than once a day)!
The Worst of it:
- Sleepless nights – I hate sleepless nights, I HATE THEM! Who doesn’t? This is by far the worst of it for me, if I have my sleep at night I can handle almost anything they throw at me during the day. Maybe when they get to twenty I’ll get some sleep?
- Getting to know a newborn – I know this sounds awful and I should cherish this bit, but I feel like I know Baby J like the back of my hand. Getting to know a newborn is tough, and for me it takes a few weeks to really feel like I’m in sync with their needs. Both times I have been (not so) secretly happy that those first few weeks have passed, and I have been able to get some sort of
routineorganised chaos happening in the house.
- Baby sick – Baby J, thank goodness, is rarely sick these days. Having a newborn in the house has been a lovely reminder of how sicky babies can be ( currently sat writing with sick stained jeans). I hate it most when its just after a full bottle and we have to start all over again #parentingfail!
- Explosive poo – all over Little E’s vest, why does it always reach the vest? I carry numerous items of extra clothing for this reason (oh, and the sick). I’m always amazed at how such a tiny baby can produce so much poo, and now I’m talking about poo again…the joys of parenthood!
So, all things considered, is having two as easy as one? No, but having one is so bloody hard I’m not sure ‘easy’ ever came into it in the first place.
Would I do it all over again? Definitely!