2 months with 2 kids.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Baby R is two months old today.  Let's just let that sink in for a minute.

I only have a few more weeks of maternity leave and then we'll get back to life as usual.

I've so enjoyed being home with my baby girl all day, but it's hard work.  Babies are hard work in general.  It doesn't help that we don't have chill babies.  There's no putting her in a swing, bouncy, play mat, etc. while I get stuff done.  Well, let me clarify, I can put her in/on those things, but she'll make a fuss the entire time until I come back to pick her up.  So I wear her in my LILLEbaby carrier or just spend time cuddling on the couch, or every now and then I'll risk it and put her in the swing so I can wash the dishes real quick.

I remember going back to work after S2 and feeling like I was on vacation!  It was weird, sad, hard, and nice all at the same time.

But the hardest thing has been the mom guilt.  I don't know how people have more than 2 kids and not just be drowning in guilt.  I feel bad when I need to nurse the baby instead of playing with S2.  I feel bad when the baby is crying and S2 is trying to talk to us but we can't hear her.  She has taken it like a champ and really loves her baby sister, so I know that the guilt I feel is all on me.  In case anyone is curious though, two kids is quite enough for us!

It's already hard to remember life before the baby.  The house was quieter, that much I'm sure of, but what did we do with all our time?  We must've been bored.

I can't wait until Baby R is bigger and our girls can play together so we can see their little relationship develop.  I'm so glad that they'll have each other for the rest of their lives.

P.S. Yes, she has little cacti on her pants!

Newborn photos by Elements Photography.

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