Tomorrow is the day…
That these girls are all mine. Only mine.
After three solid weeks of having my mom visit, my in laws visit and my husband home from work, everyone has traveled back home and my husband heads back to work.
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a tad nervous. Surviving a rambunctious toddler or a baby on their own is one thing but having both at one time makes me a little concerned for my multitasking abilities. I know some of you mommas with multiples and more than one kiddo are probably laughing at me on this one, but dang am I intimidated.
Since Millie’s arrival, Mabel has amped up her sassiness…from virtually non-existent to ‘what did you just say to me?!‘ level. She’s been very gentle and loving with Millie so I’m thankful for that but I highly doubt she’s going to understand when I have to delay getting her a snack due to Millie nursing constantly (I’m pretty much feeling like a human dairy cow). Poor Mabel also has to go for her tooth extraction in a few days so I’ve been praying that her tooth stays in place and doesn’t hurt her until her appointment.
As for me…I like to think I’m handing things better this time around but I don’t think I’ve ever been sleepier in my life. At least when you only have one child, you can nap whenever he/she naps…now, everyone is getting sleep but me.
Mabel naps once a day and sleeps through the night.
Millie sleeps off an on, nothing solid yet…and wakes up constantly to eat (to be expected).
My husband sleeps all night since I’m the only one who can feed Millie…but a little part of me wants to kick him every time I hear a snore while I’m stuck awake, lol!
Let’s just keep our fingers crossed Miss Millie doesn’t take 16 months to start sleeping through the night like Mabel did…or this momma just might not make it!
Anyway…let’s hope for the best tomorrow. I’m sure it will just be a learning curve on how to handle two kiddos and if I can just eventually manage the two of them napping at the same time once a day, I’ll feel pretty accomplished!
Kudos to all you mommas who make this look easy!
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So who has any tips for me on how to make this transition easier?!