Everyone keeps asking, “how are you guys doing?” “What’s life like with two kids?” “Are you getting any sleep?”
Well people at this point almost 4 weeks in we are existing. Everyone is still alive including the dogs and I’ve had days where I feel like I am super mom/wife, but more often I have days where I’m barely holding it together. For the most part, we are adjusting pretty well. After kid one you have a much more realistic expectation of sleep deprivation, so that aspect is good. Eyan is really doing great with his baby sister and is so gentle with her. Jason has been fantastic with well everything (my hormones, cooking, cleaning, Eyan’s bedtime, Eyan in general)
Life with two kids is a challenge. I know it only gets more challenging from here on out when she starts moving so we’ll cross that road when we get there. Things I used to be able to do with one kid are nearly impossible with two. Especially because little missy has a need to be held constantly. So cooking is not happening very frequently (boo) and it takes me 3 days to write a blog post because someone is crying or almost peeing their pants or riding the dog or spitting up the entire contents of their insides. But then there are days where I can get emissions and plates on my vehicles without a tantrum.
Sleep in our house has been an ongoing fight. Jason and I bicker more over sleep then any other thing. Since he is back to graveyards, he isn’t sleeping well during the day. I am obviously not getting continuous sleep but its not nearly as rough as it was with Eyan. She sleeps fairly consistent 3-4 hour stretches, so I’m getting about 6-8 broken hours of sleep. Basically the only one sleeping is Eyan.
Regardless, these two are worth it and it will get easier!