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I am happy to say the transition from once child to two was a relatively easy one for me. It was very different the first time around.
When Donnie and I had Hudson 5 year ago, we were NOT prepared for
what parenthood would be like. We were college sweethearts, and had been
married for 4 years before we decided to start a family. I read all the
books, we did the hospital tour and took all the parenting classes… but when that little boy came… all of that went out the window. Our morning workouts and weekend afternoon naps on the couch were long gone. We ate whatever we could grab, no more dinners out at the hottest new restaurant. We realized we did not do very well on no sleep. We started snapping at each other for the first time ever. You get the idea.
It’s a transition period some people handle really well, and others don’t. Having a baby was definitely way harder than we thought. I think you give up a part of yourself when you have a kid and you don’t really get that lifestyle back, ever. But you get a better one in return, once you get used to it. I love my weekends now, full of kids activities and nights at home. Instead of getting stressed, we take the time to remind ourselves how precious this time is. Tomorrow your babies will be another day older, so enjoy every moment with them.
So when Miss Mila came along, we were ready. Not only that, we were EXCITED. I didn’t mind not sleeping. It had been so long since I snuggled with a tiny baby that I SAVORED every second.
With Hudson, I think I was always waiting for the next thing.. when will he sleep through the night? When will he roll over? When will he walk? This time around, I knew just how fast it all goes by. So I really let myself enjoy it. And my husband felt the same way. She fit perfectly into our little family, which I am so thankful for… because I don’t think I could have handled it otherwise.
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