The second time becoming a mom has been so much easier. I thought it might be harder to juggle the other two and the butterball, but it really has not. I think there are a variety of reasons for this.
My birth experience was a thousand times easier, so while I still needed time to heal it hasn't been nearly as intense and I've been able to resume so many activities right away.
I know my ass isn't going to get any sleep. I know it! It isn't a shock to my system. The twins really only started sleeping all night about a year and a half ago so I have it under control this time.
I know what to expect. I'm not anxious or crazy. I haven't felt compelled to prove anything to anyone, like I can cook, clean, workout, look good and get two little babies out in public. I am perfectly satisfied being a couch potato and staying in pj's all day. I wanted to be the mom who can do it all so bad the first time. This time being a mom again is enough for me and I long to soak up the experience without concern for what other's are thinking or doing. Most of my days I change from last nights sweat pants into a new pair of sweat pants and I'm golden! The twins were an epic event and we had tons of visitors. Now it's all about our immediate family and I love it.
There is only one this time. Once I am done feeding him and get him into bed, that's it! All done!
The twins are a good distraction. It's easy to spend hours online researching if you are doing everything correctly when you have sleepy newborns around and tons of help. This time if baby is fed, clean and happy and the twins aren't burning the house down with some matches they found now that they have discovered how to move the step stool around the kitchen I feel like we have a small success.
I'm happy. And that's all. Simple. PJ's. Snuggles. Food. Baths and showers. We are just happy to be flying under the radar these days. I must say this little butterball has been the perfect addition to our family. I love having him and seeing how the twins are growing as little people with him in the house and of course, seeing my hubby as a new daddy is always fun.
We've got our hands full, but as a good friend said, our hearts are even fuller!