You may have noticed a slight lull around here. I’m trying to get into a routine with having three littles one around since our schedule is trying to resume to “normal”.
Hubby returned to work on Friday after having six weeks off with me and the kids. I returned to work Tuesday.
Since Lil Miss joined our family, I have been asked – what is harder, going from one kid to two, or two kids to three?
Buggy and Buddy are 28 months apart exactly to the day, so Buggy was just a little over 2 years old when number two came along.
After Buddy was born, I was never on time to anything (I have always been crazy about being on time and was always early prior to #2 joining in!) In retrospect, I think #2 was good practice for #3.
Number Two allowed me to practice getting places on time and learned how to multitask with two little ones at home. I learned much more when Buddy came along – picking my battles, learning to type one handed so I could still get homework and work done while nursing a newborn, occupying a toddler while nursing a newborn (I became a pro at doing just about everything while nursing a newborn!), changing diapers on two babies, feeding two little ones. At the time Buddy came along, I had two dependent beings.
It really was practice for having three.
Now that Lil Miss is here, it isn’t as much of a shock. I find taking care of three of them fairly easy and not nearly as overwhelming.
I learned when Buddy came along how to manage my time better so now that Lil Miss is here, I am back to being on time and early regardless of having an extra child in tow.
The only thing I find myself struggling with is all the “new baby” stuff again. There is an almost 5 year age gap between Buddy and Lil Miss so we were out of diapers (and have been for about a year and a half), out of the whole bottle feeding, dependent child stage and moving into the independent child stage. Buddy picks out his own clothes and has been learning how to prep his own meals. With Lil Miss, we are back to the getting up in the middle of the night, diapers, bottle feedings, needing mommy and daddy stage (which I can’t say I hate!)
For me personally, I would have to say it was harder going from one to two kids.
What about you? Did you find it more difficult to go from one to two kids or from two kids to three? What about those of you who have more than three? Was there one that was more difficult than the other? I’d love to hear your thoughts!