What’s it like with TWO under TWO you ask?
Well I’m halfway into my second month with my 2, so it’s high time I tell you guys how it’s been over here in bama.
Also, prepare yourself for the photo dump since I have literally posted 3 times since the birth of our son.
few nineteen before I start:
I was terrified for John to go back to work, and for my mother to go back home, leaving me alone with 2 children that would certainly eat me alive.
The day came. It was pretty awesome. Harper must have had some purple drank in her bottle because she slept until TEN that morning. TEN!!!! She literally NEVER does that. Praise Jesus, ya’ll! By the time she woke up, John Tyler and myself had rested up from our hectic night and I was able to get up feeling somewhat rested while he snoozed in my bed. Harper was in a good mood too. A change from the previous week. She had been hell on wheels for a few weeks. Thank you lord for lifting her brat tastic mood. My sweet baby was back!!!!! I set her up with a movie and went downstairs to make her breakfast. She was contently waiting for me when I came back up with her yogurt/banana/granola mix.
Here’s why she was mean to me the first few weeks of being home. 6 teeth at once. SIX TEETH AT ONCE.
While my big baby was playing in her playroom, my little tiny buddy was just snoozin’ in Momma’s bed!
So Harper and I play/clean up the house a little and right around nap time, guess who I hear waking up? You guessed it!! John Tyler. He was ready to play.
Harper went down for her normal nap and I snuggled up to feed my buddy. Then (thank ya jesus!) he was ready to go right back to sleepy town with Momma. Momma needed that sleepy time.
Nap time was beautiful. It lasted around 3 hours. And I actually go to sleep an hour of it! 🙂 SCORE!
Soon, John was home to see any possible damage. Other than the lack of dinner or housework, he was pleased. I had kept them alive.
Days like this happen more than I had expected.
Then there are DARK days where I’m sure they pow wow on how to break me down to a tiny ball of frustration.
They turn me into a woman that wants to drink. (disclaimer: I don’t actually drink. Tried it the other night, didn’t like it, didn’t get past beer #1.)
There are usually 1-2 more magical days than dark days, I’ll take it.
Dark days are the days we stay home and dare not venture out, for it will surely create the perfect storm.
How the work involving the babies has been impacted:
The work is not double. No no no no no…it is triple or even quadruple.
The number of diapers used on a daily basis has greatly increased. We probably go through triple the diapers as opposed to when we only had Harper around.
We change our sheets 2x a week MINIMUM. I have become a vile woman who is not above sleeping in a little urine if it’s 3am when the incident occurs.
I create double the laundry I used to -from being vomited on, leaked on, peed on, etc. John tyler always has a nice load (no pun intended) for us too, he throws up on, poops on, or pees on about 3 outfits a day/1 a night. Good thing the kid has more clothes than a grown man.
All hands on deck is ideal. If we are both at home, one of us needs to pick a baby and be its person. It’s a “This one is yours and this one is mine” sort of living. Your journey is a success if you keep your designated baby alive.
If we are both home and decide to go to a store, we have to pick one to accompany us while parent #2 stays at home with the other baby.
If dinner is desired and you’ve had one of those “perfect storm” days, tell parent 2 to pick something up on the way or suggest a frozen dinner from the house. I can pull a nice dinner off on magical days, but I can barely eat a single teddy graham all day on those DARK days! I have only eaten lunch at home 1 time in the last 3 weeks. Whatever. More weight watchers points for me at 11pm when I can REALLY eat.
I hope everyone else I used to be internet land friends with is okay and surviving well with their new babies!!!
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