Family of 5
We are now zeroing in on being a family of 5 for a month. I can’t say it has been the easiest thing in the world, but I will say it has been way better than I expected. Wells is a great third baby; eats, sleeps and poops. [I'll do an official 1 month update on him later ;) ] Not to throw my other kids under the bus, but man… they are the ones that make me exhausted every day! Here are a few ways our daily lives have changed from two kids to three.
1// It is loud! Say good bye to any silences unless you’re up for a 3 am feeding. The two bigs being cooped up with this cold weather equals major energy. Meal times are by far one of the loudest times in the house. Someone is asking for milk, saying they don’t want chicken for lunch, yelling at the other because they got the Paw Patrol plate. The best is when Savannah screams bloody murder because she thinks Edward is going to eat her food. These are the times when I forget Wells is even here… he sits in the Mamroo and sleeps.
2//Forgetting to eat. I never had this with my other two! Just yesterday 1 pm rolled around and I realized I hadn’t eaten yet. I have my lactation cookies sitting out so I would munch on those randomly through the day but zero meals! Then the moment you start making a meal the golden third baby wakes up because he wants to eat.
3//Showering. Wait what is that? Again, another thing I never really sacrificed with my other two. I try my hardest to quick jump in, clean off and then get dressed before crap hits the fan. I have never walked past a shower so many times while dreaming of being in there for a long period of time.
4// Personal Space. With three little ones now, one is bound to cling to you. It is usually Wells [I soak up every moment of those newborn snuggles!] but with Savannah sick this past week it made it hard to cater to all. I feel so naked when I’m sitting on the coach without a human right next to me.
5// Leaving the house. This one right here people should be an Olympic sport. How do moms of 3 or more do it!!! I know with the cold weather it doesn’t make it any easier but I am a struggle bus. I start to get anxiety as the minutes get closer and closer to preschool pick up time. That means timing feedings, bundling kids up, getting them in the car, hoping no one is screaming bloody murder, getting to preschool, unloading everyone without one running into the street and getting hit by a car, then the worst of all… waiting in the hallway for the door to open to get Jack. Savannah does NOT sit still or stay quiet. Then don’t get me started on getting all three of them back in the car!
Now after reading that most people are wondering “wait why do people have kids again?” Well because there are many awesome moments that happen in-between all that crappy parts. When your child knows your angry and you just chewed them out but they calmly say “You know what mom? I love you.” I don’t know if they are just that smart and know the right things to say to not get sent to their room but whatever, it melts my heart. Every mom can relate during the moments when we are off to bed and we peek in the kids rooms one last time and see those cute [silent] sleeping faces.
All complaining aside, going from two to three kids really isn’t too different. There is chaos, planning your schedules around little humans that still need their butts wiped and many sweet moments seeing your kids grow.
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