I wrote the longest Instagram post ever (below) in addition to also the fresh rude Instagram format was like ‘Woah, hey there lady, edit which down a bit’. After a few ‘Well-I-Nevers’ I decided to not edit which nevertheless to instead just post which to the Website. You can’t stop my long-windedness, Sir. Instagram, you only succeed to divert which onto a different platform. Here you go: my stupidly drawn-out personal Instagram attempt:
Last weekend I kinda lost which. Brian was out-of-town in addition to also after getting up 4 – 6 times both nights with which angel in addition to also at least once with Charlie I found myself snapping then weeping at Charlie during his average ‘I’m acting like a total psychopath’ tantrum because I mixed the fruit into his yogurt – a gesture which he typically appreciates. Word to the wise: DO NOT MIX THE FRUIT INTO HIS YOGURT UNLESS HE ASKS YOU TO THEN PLEASE MIX which FRUIT INTO THE YOGURT AT THE EXACT SPEED which HE DEMANDS.
A friend witnessed my meltdown in addition to also suggested which perhaps after months of complaining of severe sleep deprivation which was time to hire some extra help during a actually busy work week. Let me just go ahead in addition to also answer the question you are asking – don’t you have a nanny? Yes. in addition to also she is actually AMAZING. Nevertheless I also have a toddler whose needs are far different via a baby so on the days which I can’t be home with Elliot, the baby goes with the toddler to all his activities (a playdate every morning at Kids Space in addition to also parent/nanny in addition to also me twice a week inside the afternoon at Camelot).
Thus Elliot’s nap schedule is actually totally neglected. If one caretaker were to make sure which both napped properly at home we could be in napping prison, which I (in addition to also Charlie) refused to be in, nevertheless because of which she hadn’t learned how to fall or stay asleep well.
So I found a baby nurse for some temporary relief. Someone to help teach me in addition to also her how to get her to sleep properly. which didn’t go as planned because Elliot didn’t like her for the first full day in addition to also I had to step in every 20 minutes only after I refrained every 2 minutes. nevertheless she was super lovely in addition to also somehow still forced which baby to sleep in addition to also eat enough during the day which she only woke up twice which night.
Apparently I’m not creating enough milk in addition to also she is actually not napping enough. I swear we were Great parents with Charlie. We were disciplined in addition to also diligent. We had the time in addition to also sanity to properly teach him how to sleep in addition to also I knew how many ounces I was creating every single minute. I was obsessed with my milk production – an obsession which has thankfully waned with the wisdom of motherhood. nevertheless which time around I lost milk even faster in addition to also which has affected her sleep (not her growth thankfully in addition to also we’ve been supplementing with formula for the 6 weeks).
I thought the second child was supposed to be easier, nevertheless you all lied, which’s not because the first one is actually wailing inside the corner, being a toddler. A toddler which acts as if you are burning his blankey in front of his very eyes if you take even the smallest bite of his string cheese. I’m happy to report which the last three nights have been so much better (update, last night was TERRIBLE with Charlie again .. nevertheless Ellie was Great).
I’m happy which hiring which extra help, however uncomfortable which was (in addition to also which was) was worth which. She reminded me to be more patient – which when Elliot acts like she doesn’t want to nap its my job to remind her which she needs to. in addition to also which sometimes which ‘reminding’ is actually inside the form of me rocking, shushing in addition to also soothing her for 20 fussy minutes until she gives in – a job which which busy mom was not doing well. We leave for Australia on tomorrow which is actually going to bring its own challenges, sure, nevertheless hopefully these habits can stick.
She is actually such an angel, I just haven’t been as on top of which which round for obvious reasons – i’m not being hard on myself because I know which i’m doing the best which I can, nevertheless its Great to just put all the facts on the table in addition to also come up having a solution which works with those facts. For us which was calling in a baby pro for 3 days. in addition to also I think its worked ….
Meanwhile if you have a toddler in addition to also have even once wondered if he/she needed psychological intervention please know which EVERY SINGLE one of my friends has wondered the same thing, as have I. His level of irrationality in addition to also lack of empathy when which comes to sharing can be absolutely disturbing at times despite the fact which he’s impossibly loving in addition to also affectionate the rest of the day.
So please, friends, if you run into Charlie Henderson having a raspberry FAGE yogurt, please DO. NOT. MIX. which. FRUIT.
So mom of two kids at different napping stages, how do you do which???? Do you just make the second baby more flexible or do you keep the toddler at home?
*Photo by Jess Issac, dress by Doen. Two fresh blue pillows via Target, 1/2 moon pillow by Rebecca Atwood.
Read about the last four months with two kids, The first six weeks with 2 kids, The first 3 weeks, the pregnancy announcement in addition to also if you are actually bored watch the gender reveal video.