So, it has been a month of now having two little ones. Is it as crazy as everyone has said, double the work and all that?
Well, in all honesty, it hasn’t been half as busy or stressful as I thought it would be!
I found when I had Max, it was such a shock, no idea what I was getting myself in for so it feels a lot harder the first time round. I also slept a lot, when Max slept, just because I could I suppose. All the napping though would mean I would barely be showered by lunchtime and meant we hardly went out and did anything, particularly in the early days anyway. As I have a toddler and a newborn now, I can’t just go back to sleep when baby does after the first morning feed, as there’s Max getting up wanting breakfast. So I’m up getting on with things and feel like I’m getting so much more done and we even leave the house at some point each day for a walk! (Still limited in what we can do as I can’t drive until after my 6 week check thanks to the C-section and subsequently an infection- another story).
I feel happier about all things baby this time around too. A lot more chilled out with various things such as breastfeeding in public, making me happier to go out and do things, not freaking out about where I can go and hide to feed but more confident to just sit on a bench, with my nursing cover, if need be.
There does seem to be an endless mound of washing and nappy changing but as I was still in nappy changing mode, I’m surprised to say it doesn’t feel like double the work at all.