Ah ... baby snuggles :) Thanks to Jeni, I'm getting in some extras today! When it comes to mothering two - I'll take all the advice I can get and Jeni's has some great thoughts to share on boosting the sibling love and managing the 2 kids versus 1 mama ratio :)
Plus, I'm hoping we'll get to meet soon since she is PNW Blogger too!
- - - - -A Little Piece of Perfect, you can also find me on Pinterest. Sorry, no Facebook or Twitter. I am social media-ly stunted like that.
Gretchen asked me to share a little bit about my experience going from one kiddo to two. Honestly, for me, it wasn't such a great change. At least not at first. You have already been broken in as a mother, so you aren't losing anything new that you didn't already say goodbye to when number one came around. You are used to the lack of sleep, lack of personal space, lack of certainty at just what exactly is going on with this small new human. Just like the first time you will be amazed at how you find space in what you already thought was a full life and heart.
Does this mean that it was easy adjusting to being in charge of two small people instead of one? Not necessarily, but it definitely was easier than adjusting to the first one. I didn't really feel the strain until my second son reached the age of about six months and decided it was time to work on being mobile. Then the panic did start to set in that this was real. That I have two little bodies capable of going in two different directions. Knowing before that at least one of my kiddos would stay where I put them and hadn't yet learned the desire for disobedience was very comforting.