This 2 kid thing has been an adjustment. Everyone warned us. Everyone said "it'll take some time" or "having a 2nd is like having 6".
They were right. I can't really explain why it's tough in great detail. The best explanation is that I feel stretched. Physically, emotionally, financially. Like everything else, it will become the new normal. I know this.
I also know how lucky I am. Two healthy children. A home, a husband, our health. All of that. But it's hard focus on gratitude when you're emptying shit-filled diaper genies or you're so sleep deprived that you can't remember how to set the coffee maker.
Here's what I am focusing on . . .
My 3 year old. Who is so sweet and gentle with his new sister.
My 3 week old. Who is mellow and healthy as can be.
My husband, who has been endlessly patient with me and has been keeping the Phee Ship afloat.
I'm looking forward to the next two weeks. Charlie is on break from school, we are in full Christmas spirit here and there's lots of hunker-down-at-home coming up.
My blog posts will probably pick up steam in the next few weeks or so. Hope everyone is having a stress-free holiday and I love looking through all of the Christmas cards that are hitting my mailbox.