Having your first kid is a big transition.
But I will say that having your second is an even BIGGER transition.
Maybe not bigger but a more surprising transition.
When you have your first, you are prepared…sort of, if you want to be and if it is planned.
You read up and have a baby shower and prepare the nursery and go to classes, etc etc.
Then you have your little newborn and it is a huge transition as you can imagine.
But when you have your second, your first is at least one, but most likely 2 or older.
You kinda forget what its like to have newborn. And since you already have one you are confident you can handle the second.
Then the newest one arrives and now you have a newborn AND a toddler.
I spend a lot of time protecting the baby from the toddler. She just really loves her new baby sister and wants to pick her up and hold her and give her drinks from her sippy. I have to rescue the babe from the tot frequently.
Here is Em holding Reagan. So far so good.
Getting a little more lovey… Reagan is giving me “the eye”.
My tot has decided that she doesn’t need to nap anymore. That means I cant really count on nap time as “me time” and if I do have moment of “me time” and I chose to not fold laundry, do dishes or straighten up, I either eat and/or sleep.
But there are SO many other things I want to do to.
I want to make some centerpieces.
I want to make some XMas stockings.
I want to make some wall art.
I want to make Reagans birth announcements.
I want to sew some pajamas for the kiddos.
I want to mend some clothes.
I want to make some XMas gifts.
I want to make some graphics.
I want to make little girls clothes.
I want to make some cute things for myself.
I need to want to bake cookies.
I want to need to go to Zumba (I also expected to lose the weight faster with minimal effort).
I want to take the kiddos out more. (sort of, its going to be winter and I hibernate in the winter.)
I need to work and have an income as well. (unless the Lord blesses us with a miracle 🙂
And I want to blog about it all.
I am thankful for friends that take Em out to play for me. It is good for both of us and I am so blessed to have such wonderful people in my life.
Still, all these things nag at me during the day. Its like a never ending to do list.
The thing is these are all expectations that I put on myself.
If I could just let these things go I would probably feel a little bit more relief or at least not feel like I have no time.
But then again I like that I have things that are me that I still want to do or pursue.
So I wish there was a way I could feel like these things are okay to want to do without feeling like I’m falling short because I’m not doing them.
I should probably stay off of Pinterest because that adds to my list, but I just LOVE Pinning 🙂
Or I could put my kid to work, like so…
|Em is saying “Cheeeeese” here.|
I hear others say “Wait until you have three, Then you are out numbered”.
Yeah. I’m done.
So I chose to write a blog post today, while the dishes sit in the dishwasher, baby naps, Em watches a video and laundry sits on love seat.
Baby is crying as I wrap up this post.
Until next time. 🙂
Side Note: You may or may have not noticed, I changed my domain name to www.VeryLegendAryee.com
I dont think it changes anything for my Google Reader Followers but it might for my email subscribers.