Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Two Under Two'sday - Last Chance

Well, in three days I will no longer have two under two.  Just, you know, one who is two and one who's still an infant.  Jury's still out if that means things are magically easier... my guess is no.


No specific focus this week.  In the last 19 weeks (sidenote:  It's funny to me that the girls are 19 months apart in age and apparently had 19 weeks together until Ashlynn turned two), I've managed to juggle nursing and toddler meals - which always seem to happen simultaneously, getting to the store - and filling the cart when it's already filled with children, and of course sleep.  Although, I'm still juggling that last one.

It's hard to compare what having a toddler and baby is like to a pre-schooler or kid and baby.  I'm sure they all bring their fair share of difficulties, especially with scheduling and running an older child to from activities with a possible fussy or hungry baby in tow.  As much as I think being on lock down this cruel winter, I'm glad I had the time to adjust with nowhere else to be or things to do.

Did Ashlynn get more tv than I'd like on those long cold snowed in days so I could feed a baby without being climbed on, or make dinner or shower? Sure.  Did I have two kids melting down at the same time and want to plug my ears and shout "I can't hear you! Lalalalalala"? Of course.  But it's so easy to let the hard times slip from your memory and only catalog the sweet moments.

With Ashlynn, I'm convinced she's one of the sweetest sisters around.  I know this might change a bit when Kenley gets mobile and starts taking Ashlynn's toys, but for now the love shared between them is nothing short of this mama being melted into puddle of gratitude.  We have two happy and healthy girls, could not feel luckier, and can't wait to watch them grow and them develop a bond that will last their lifetime.










14 comments:

  1. Oh that's great! My girls are 23 months and 1 month (wahhhhh, it's going so
    Fast) and while big sister loves her sister we have been dealing with some jealousy which comes out with a bit of meanness:/ hope this resolves itself soon!

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  2. Every stage with siblings is so much fun and can be so challenging----never a dull moment, that is for sure. I look forward to seeing your girls go through all of the fun phases together! They are just adorable. Lucky mama, indeed.

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  3. Adorable. They are going to be the best of friends - you lucky momma!!! I give you so much credit because I FINALLY feel like I have ONE under control...I have no clue how you have done TWO for 19 weeks!! Happy almost birthday, Ashlynn!!!

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  4. They're going to be such sweet sisters! I have a little sister (3 1/3 years younger though) and we're best friends. It wasn't always that way, but we mostly got a long and loved playing dolls together.

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  5. Ashlynn's hair is beautiful!!

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  6. Love love love. I can't believe A's going to be two! Mac'll be two next month and I am NOT ready.

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  7. Adore this! They're both growing up so fast, you know? This will all be a distant memory (the two under two thing) before you know it! You continue to amaze me...every single day!

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  8. So sweet. :) You're right on about how the hard times and tough moments seem to fade and you remember all the good times.

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  9. Oh my that is too funny that the 19 is in common this week!! love that! I have so enjoyed you sharing what life is like with two under two!! (you know that's my dream) I guess I never really thought what it would be like with having two so close together in age!

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  10. Oh wow. Ok. I finally figured out how to comment with this Disquis thing. Ugh. Anyways. glad things are going good for you with the girls. Lord knows it's difficult for me right now with both of them mobile. People kept telling me the first year is the hardest with 2 under 2, but I'm not sure if that's true. It's still hard! Maybe mine like to give me a hard time. Lol.

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  11. They are both adorable!! Xo

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  12. aw these pictures are just precious! i can't wait to see their relationship grow more and more. no way anyone would have another one if they didn't forget about those horrible sleepless nights huh?

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