New Mom Life...Again...

In January of 2009, I gave birth to my first child. Admittedly, I must have blocked out all of the wonderful early joys of motherhood, ya know like the lack of sleep, getting peed and pooped on, smelling like milk, not showering when you want to, always having to eat when your food is cold,  etc.

Leo @ 7 weeks
It has been a little challenging getting use to having a new baby. I have an 8 year old. An 8 year old that can wipe his own ass, shower, use the microwave, read, clean, and tell me his needs and wants. 

I started over. Completely. 

While I adore little Leo to death, he is...well...challenging. Going from 1 kid to 2 hasn't been easy, but we are getting to know each other well, and adjusting as a family.

Some positives about having done this rodeo before are:
  • I don't panic over every little thing.
  • I'm not afraid to handle him. My first little guy was so little that I was terrified that I'd break him somehow. 
  • I have the perfect swaddle down!
  • His crying cues are easier to interpret. 
  • I'm much more skilled in the art of multi-tasking.
  • Breastfeeding has been a lot easier (after he finally latched!)
  • & I know that everything will be ok, even when it feels like it won't.
The more I think about wanting more children, the crazier I think that I must be. lol

Isn't it amazing how just a smile or coo from our little ones can make us forget that they just shit on us perhaps hours before the adorableness? 

Being a mom is wonderful. Motherhood is indescribable love. patience. and selflessness. And for those that do this more than once? It's insanity and a touch of amnesia. 😉

Thanks for reading!

How many children do you have? Was it difficult going from 1 to 2+ kids? 

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