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.