We feel incredibly fortunate to have two amazing, healthy children; they sleep consistently, are cheerful most of the time and melt our hearts always. But I won't disillusion you, life with two little ones is challenging and we are not perfect by any means. I've done two installments of Confessions of Kip's mom, found here and here. So its time to be real and honest for a third time:
1. I don't change my newborn's diaper at night. It wakes her up and let's be honest, we all need to go back to bed at 3am.
2. We kept our oldest in daycare. Three days a week, its just Lucy and I. We eat, sleep and relax, we miss Kip but its beautiful to have "just us" time.
3. I want to hand out chocolate to all moms with 2 or more kids in their cart Target. You are amazing and I want to be like you.
4. Our oldest brushes his teeth only a few times each week. No good excuses, we often forget about it.
5. I only bathe my newborn about every 5 days. They say natural body oils are good for you, right?
7. I let her nap on her tummy. She sleeps so much better that way.
8. Not every picture is perfect. See below. If that face doesn't say, "I'm all done," I don't know what does.
9. We're petrified to travel with two. And we are doing it soon with full intentions of buying new ipad apps for the plane ride, Curious George fruit snacks for the car ride and cookies for the people around us.
10. Sometimes I'd rather pump milk than breastfeed. It's often easier, more convenient and more comfortable.
11. We haven't taken nearly as many photos of Lucy as Kip. But she has way cuter clothes.
13. I enjoy a glass of wine. Not everyday, and not a whole bottle but a couple glasses a week it hits just the spot.
14. I take time for myself. I read, write, scrapbook, have a cup of coffee (or two), and enjoy quiet time at least once or twice a day.
15. My oldest watches Elmo, Curious George and Dora the Explorer. Read #14, sometimes I need a little time to be my introverted self....did I mention I'm raising an extroverted, energetic toddler?
19. Sometimes I lay with my toddler while he's sleeping. He's growing way too fast and sometimes I just need to feel his stillness and hold him in my arms.