Sunday, January 15, 2012

Double the Trouble, Double the Fun! Guest Post by Deanna of Everything and Nothing of Essex {New Year, New Babies, New Mommies of 2!}

I have the distinct privilege of being the mother of two children...under two. In fact, the oldest won't be 2 until February and my new lil' guy is already 3.5 months old.
Added to that, my oldest is blessed with an extra chromosome, so there are significant delays with her development. So, in all reality, it's like I have two children 12 months and under- twins if you will. Neither walk, talk, speak etc.

And honestly?

But with the tagalongs (that must both be carried everywhere) every little event is a HUGE hassle.

Going to the grocery store- it takes a couple hours of prep time and an afternoon of recovery.
Going to the mall- forget leisurely is an in and out type of situation full of fear and hasty prayers for good behavior
Going over to someone else's house- I usually take take cookies and a pre-written apology letter
Going on a long trip- yikes. this involves some pretty serious self medication

But I think the thing that irks me the most is that adults who have DONE this bit in the past totally forget how much effort it is just to step out that front door with TWO well stocked diaper bags and TWO prepared bottles (here it is one of breast milk and one of formula) and TWO babies (not good if you forget one) and carry them all out to the car (through strong wind, sleet and of course, uphill)

You're given grief if you don't come to every little event (99% of them happening during naptime, of course...or after bedtime) and are expected to carry around the weight of the world as if you weren't awake all night feeding one infant and soothing one cranky toddler who woke up because of the infant's screams.

But lest I give you the wrong impression, I DO love my job as stay at home mommy to two beautiful babies. A lot of work? yes. All consuming? yes. Exhausting? you bet.

Because at the end of the day, I get to say that I did this:
and this:
and took care of this:

Yep, I would do it all over again. (-: Now if you will excuse me, I hear some gentle murmurs cries of absolute terror coming from the blue nursery. Time to get back to work.

Thank you Deanna! 
Be sure to check out Deanna's blog Everything and Nothing from Essex! It is truly one of my favorite blogs to read! 

Be sure to visit So Easy Being Green today for a chance to win some postpartum mama cloth from Lunapads!

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