I am currently sitting on the couch with both babies asleep.
The two-year-old is next to me and the newborn is in the swing in front of me.
I have chips and guacamole on my lap. (Since guacamole has been my main source of food.)
And The Office is on the tv.
My husband has been away for military purposes. He’s been gone for two weeks, with one week left. So having both of them alone has definitely been testing my patience, but it hasn’t been that bad.
There have been moments of Noah watching tv and Lili being content in her swing and all will be peaceful. Then there are those OTHER moments; the moments you expect to have when you have a two-year-old and a newborn….
Showering: There are only two ways I can take a shower. 1. Noah has to be taking a nap and Lili is in a bouncer in the bathroom with me. 2. Noah is taking a shower with me while Lili is in a bouncer in the bathroom.
Eating is either done at the table with Lili in a bouncer next to me and Noah in his booster seat. OR eating on the couch in front of the tv (while Noah gets food on the already food-stained couch. Also, he’s usually jumping on the couch with food in his mouth.)
Sleep isn’t too bad. Although Lili wakes up 1-3 the new a night, I don’t feel tired throughout the day. Noah sleeps with me; it’s nice to have his company. It’s like having a sleepover every night!
Car: The three of us sat in stopped traffic the other day. Not fun. Lili was screaming hard and it broke my heart! Every chance I got, I got out of the car to try to calm her down. Noah was asleep, but he woke up crying. It didn’t last too long.
Meals: Breakfast is usually eggs or some sugary cereal. Lunch and dinner: drive-thrus and freezer dinners.
I’ll be holding Liliosa and Noah will think it’s the perfect opportunity to practice his somersaults on MY LAP. So there have been a few accidents, which is, of course, expected.
Needless to say, I will be very happy when my husband gets back. We will be eating homecooked meals, and the household will be in (somewhat) harmony.
Even though, I am basically complaining throughout this whole post, which isn’t what I intended, I LOVE having two kids. Noah is obsessed with his new baby sister and so am I! She’s so cute!! I wouldn’t trade this life for anything. I love being a mom and wife. I feel like this is the life God has called me to have, and I am incredibly blessed.
So all the crumbs, the spit-up, the sticky tables, dirty diapers, the mommy breakdowns, the times when you only have time to be a mom and have no time for yourself, it’s all worth it and I would do it over and over and over again. All of it. Because being a mom is the absolute best. And the love I have for these two babies is so strong, even I can’t comprehend it.
Here’s to the next 6 days.