Hi Ladies! I'm new to this team, and just wanted to chime in. I just had my 2nd, and I'd like to tell you it gets easier...but it doesn't! HA! Seriously though - it does get easier as they grow up. Of course, right now, with a 4 year old and 2 month old, I feel like I'm ready to be committed to the looney bin. And as if we don't have enough going on, we're trying to get fit! HA!
When I get home at night, it feels like I'm trying to run a marathon. Feed my 4 year old, change my clothes, feed the baby, make dinner for my husband and I, bathe the 4 year old, clean bottles, make bottles, make lunches, play, and spend time with my husband. There are days when I feel like the only time I see my husband is when we turn out the lights at night and leave for work in the mornings. It's insane.
A few things I can pass along. 1.) The house will be messy. One thing we did this time was invest in a maid service. We found a great Groupon deal that allowed us to afford a maid for a year. She comes once a month and cleans the bathrooms and the kitchen. It's worth every cent!! I know budgets can be tight. We really had to juggle things to make it happen. Thank God for the deal we found!
2.) You can't do it all. I tried. I beat myself up for not being able to. And now I'm at peace and MUCH happier because I finally realized I just can't do it all. Even my husband says to me..."You seem to be handling this much better this time around!". I think it's just because I have figured out what's important, what I can do, what I can't do. I learned to say..."I need help".
3.) COMMUNICATION is key. I learned that I can't just say to my husband - I need more help. I have to explain to him what I need. "Honey, please make the bottles for tomorrow". What he considers a priority may be different than what I need at the moment.
| Pounds lost: 14.0