Well, we are three months in this thing with 2 under 2.
It definitely hasn't been easy, but it's doable. (It has to be, right?)
There have been so many challenging days, but then there's day I wouldn't trade it for the world. Days when Rylee doesn't have a million tantrums and actually listens.
"Rylee, pose for mama."
Rylee really adores Chloe. They both adore each other. Every morning Rylee will ask if Chloe is awake- "baby up?" , "baby nap?" If Chloe is still napping she will put her finger up to her mouth and say "shh". When she finally hears Chloe make a noise she gets so excited and says "BABY UP!" As soon as Chloe sees Rylee she starts smiling so big. Melts my heart.
Rylee has started this thing where she wants us to hold her 24/7. She's actually worse once Jeremy gets home from work and that's when the whining starts. A lot of my days look like this:
or this...Rylee hanging on to me while Chloe nurses.
Everything has gradually been better though. As long as I keep Rylee busy all day long, she usually seems to do pretty well. It's no joke having two kids. They are exhausting.
Pushing her baby around while she grocery shops. =)
My little mama.
The girls are on the same nap & bed time schedule, for the most part. It's nice. Chloe is still sleeping in the rock n play, but I think we're about to make the transition to the pack n play. I have mastered going out with two and every day is easier & easier. Rylee listens to me when we're out and about (for the most part.) She will always hold my hand in the parking lot & it just makes it so much easier. If we're having a bad day, I don't dare go anywhere.
There are definitely days where I need silence to cool down. I just take it hour by hour and we manage to get through it.