When we first brought Remington home the whole world changed. Normal for us was no longer normal. It wasn’t just Matthew and I anymore, we had this little human here too. Who we adored and wanted nothing but the best for. Life was rough in the start, I was recovering from an emergency C-section, learning how to breastfeed, and learning how to balance my new role as mom as well as trying to be a wife as well. Which wasn’t easy, but eventually we got the hang of things and daddy went back to work and being a family of 3 became our new normal.
Well, a few months later..okay a lot of months later..we decided to add another little human to our party. So, we went about our life and eventually got those two blue lines saying we were in fact expecting another little. This is where life became interesting and normal was about to change again. Matt was working five to six days a week ten hours straight and I was left to handle the home and the appointments and all the other everyday life duties.
Pregnancy is not something that is easy for me, so doing everything semi-alone was terrifying and something I wasn’t really ready for but we did it. We made it. And, we welcomed Ruger in February of 2018. This is where the fun REALLY began. Again, I was recovering from a c-section, relearning how to nurse, and being a mom to my just turned 2 year old, boy was this rough…we learned so much in just the first few days home.
We learned EXTREMELY fast that Remington needed to know how to be soft when dealing with babies, he had never really been around anyone younger than him so I expected this. We are actually still trying to work on this 5 months later….Boys are ROUGH! We also learned that we really needed to make healthier food choices, needed to learn how to pack a diaper bag for two, and the biggest one how to be on time with two kids…which is really not easy still.
Life, was all over crazy and hectic and most importantly new. WHICH IS OKAY!
Packing for two was easy to figure out after the first two weeks, some diapers for Rem, some diapers for Ruger and so forth..I’ll make another post some time for what we pack in our bag…..The healthy foods, yeah that was a hard one and we are still trying to figure it all out, we slip up often. Which, it’s totally normal to slip up and all but it’s something I really would just rather not do. I feel it’s easier to fall of then get back on, but that’s for another time. I also have no tips or tricks on getting out the door, we haven’t even figured that out…we just blame the kids for us being late..works every time.
I never knew how hard it could be to juggle time between both babies either, you really try to be equal and balanced but in all honesty Ruger gets more attention than Remington and I am really trying to balance and fix that.
All in all learning how to juggle two is hard. Figuring it out may never happen but we make the best with the worst!