In the last 4 weeks since little Stella joined our family my normal has gone out the door! Ava and I had a good routine and she was at the age that it was easy to pick up and go and she loves to go! When Ava was born the first couple weeks and months that we spent home adjusting to our new life included lots of sleeping and snuggling. Don’t get me wrong I have still done lots of snuggling and am loving this new season but boy is it different the second time around! Any of you who have multiple children are probably smiling and nodding your head. I’m not telling you anything you don’t know! 🙂 For me, its been a shock to my “get up and go” personality. Ava got that part of my personality and asks multiple times a day to “go”. Getting two little ones ready, down the stairs from our 2nd story apartment, into our new (to us) cool van, unloaded when we get to our destination and then back home to get up said stairs hasn’t been the easiest endeavour! To be totally honest it kinda scares me! Having said that, I’m totally good with staying home more these days!
I used to get very antsy and start going stir crazy if a day passed that I didn’t get out of the house. Now, if a day passes and I didn’t leave the house but got a load of laundry done, dinner cooked, a shower and the house stayed clean it is a good day! I am loving the memories that we are making by living life a little slower and taking the time to sit on the floor, nurse Stella and do puzzles with Ava. I am blessed! I have 2 sweet little girls that are MY children! I have a husband who works hard and adores his girls and his girls adore him.
Any advice from you Mom’s with multiple children? How do you entertain your toddlers while still meeting the needs of an infant?