I wanted to do a little update now that we have 2 little kiddos running around. Aside from getting less sleep...our house looking like a tornado came through it 5 times per day...eating off of paper plates (husband loves this because this means no dishes ha), life with 2 kids has been an easier transition for us than going from 0 to 1. We've only been a part of the 2 under 2 club for 2 weeks, so I know there will be many many challenges and crazy times ahead but the first few weeks have been a lot easier this time around.
It's not as much as a lifestyle change because we're already doing the whole diaper thing (what's a few more in the bag?) and Grayson mainly just goes along with Camden's schedule for the day since he's sleeping so often. You just know what to expect and aren't questioning as much! Grayson has been good about sleeping on the go, so we're trying to get out when we can since it works right now. We've made it out to the park, splash pad, and to a mexican restaurant for lunch so far...with DRUMROLL...no tears or temper tantrums! Miracle? Maybe.
Mommy...One thing no one warned me about was the guilt and sadness I would have about not being able to spend as much time with Camden and how hard it is on me that he's not "the baby" anymore. This has easily been the most difficult part for me (besides trying to breastfeed with a very active toddler running around!) because I'm used to being able to do everything for Cam, and now my time is divided between two kiddos who need me. Billy does most of his bedtime routine now and also hangs out with him when I feed Grayson, so sometimes I feel like I'm missing out on a lot of time with him and he's mad at me for it. I know that this will get better once Grayson is a little older, but it's still hard because when I give Grayson attention I feel like I'm hurting Camden's feelings, and when I give Camden attention I feel like I should be loving on Grayson. Ohhhhh, the emotions! ha!
Other than that, all is going great and I feel so thankful that everything is going smoothly so far.
Here's some of my favorite things that have been essentials for us the past week and a half: Chicco Double Stroller // Chicco KeyFit Infant Car Seat (I like this one so much more than the Britax one we had for Cam) // Covered Goods Nursing Cover (I use this as a cover on the car seat too) // Boppy Newborn Lounger