Friday, September 3, 2010

No One told me

     This week has been busy and challenging.  It has really got me thinking about my family and this learning curve I am going through learning to be a mom of two.  I have decided that there are a few things that no one told me.

No one told me:
  1. How tired I would be.  I was prepared for new born baby tired.  I was not prepared to be exhausted five months later.  I was really expecting that once Little B started sleeping through the night I was golden.  I was not ready to have O waking up, and of course they never wake up at the same time.
  2. How long it takes to get out the door with two kids.  Now it has always taken me a while to get out the door.  I want to make sure I have everything. But really, now it takes for ever.  I even watch the clock and start earlier and earlier and still seem to leave late for where ever we are going.
  3. How to get on a schedule.  With O I was able to get him on a schedule so that he was sleeping and waking about the same time every day.  He was predicable, I knew when he would get up and when he would sleep and eat.  Now with Little B there is no schedule except when it is time to leave the house he wants to sleep.  I feel bad for him and I feel like he is always tire.  
  4. How to get both boys to nap at the same time.  Right now it seems like they only nap one at a time.  Most people say that is great then you get one on one time.  This is true but it also means 6 hours of naps a day and nothing getting done.  I can't clean or vacuum when O is sleeping and when O is up he wants to play and interact so no cleaning.  I have tried to push O's nap back so that he will nap when Little B does, but this has seemed to backfire and Little B will not nap.
  5. The joy I would have seeing my two boys play together.  I love now that Little B is old enough to interact with O.  He will laugh and smile at him and it is so much fun.
  6. How much I would love my boys and my family.  I love them so much it almost makes me cry.  I love to spend time with them and do different things.  I love to just watch them grow.
  7. How much my life would change.  Now I knew my life would change when we had O.  We were going from just us to having a baby to be responsible for.  That is all new, but baby two you already know it all right?  Well that is wrong.  I may know what to expect with a baby and I may be more relax with this baby but boy I did not know the changes that would happen.   Why didn't anyone tell me?
So now if there is anything else that I should know or that anyone could help me with I am open to suggestions.  Let me know what to expect or how to do something.  I would love to get these boys to sleep at the same time.


  1. following you on networked blogs!

  2. This a great list. I hope the naptimes combine soon.

  3. Hi! Thanks so much for linking up for Surfin Saturdays! I 'm following you on networked blogs!! Hope you'll follow me back! :)


  4. New follower, hope you'll follow back!

  5. Cute blog!! I am now a new follower!! Nicole @ Relax and Surf Sunday!!