Life With two under three, five Months On

May 1, 2018

life with two under three

I’ve wrote previously how I struggled with my mental health adapting to life with two under three. It was a popular post and I would like to thank everyone that took time to read it and comment. You can read the post here. I wanted to update everyone on how life with two under 3 was going now we are five months into it. Side note – how the heck has it been five months?? Anyway I am happy to report that we are getting on just fine. I am much happier and more relaxed now and I just kind of get on with looking after both of them now without stressing.

The problem I had at the beginning was that with Poppy being a newborn, she needed a lot of my attention and I was finding it hard to split my time between the two of them. I was getting worked up over which one I should attend to first, and just generally panicking over them both needing me at the same time.

Everything will be alright in the end

To anyone about to embark on life with two little ones at home, I just want to tell you to hang in there. One day without you even realising it everything will just click into place. Pops is coming up to five months old now, and I’d say for the last two and a half months she has been in a pretty solid routine for feeding and naps. Those first crazy months when I felt like I was spiralling out of control are all but a distant memory now.

I’ve learnt that it’s not the end of the world to leave one of them playing whilst I help the other, plus the amount of things I can now do one handed is pretty damn impressive! We have all settled into a nice little routine, Pops naps and feeds at the same time everyday now, so I can plan our day around that and make sure I have something to occupy Ava at those times.

Now Poppy is a bit older she is able to occupy herself for a short while. She happily plays on her playmat or in the jumperoo, usually whilst I am making Ava’s food. Part of me always feels a bit guilty when I have to leave one to deal with the other but that’s just the way it is and the way that works for us and keeps everyone happy.

I am sure I will be tearing my hair out when the sibling rivalry starts but for now I’m enjoying  life with two under three.

There is light at the end of the tunnel, you got this Mama

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One response to “Life With two under three, five Months On”

  1. Mandy says:

    Im happy you have shared your experience and are doing much better now before things got out of hand. Its so tough having to raise 2 kids and as a single parent it can be an awful cycle of depression in the bad times so I can sympathise for sure. I had many episodes like the ones you described in your other post and my partner at the time wasnt as understanding in regards to the things I had said or did when I was in the depths of my depression. I didnt understand why I was acting like that and I didnt get help soon enough and buried my head in the sand and ran away from my issues and he left in the end. In hindsight I was very hard on him and said some really horrible things when he just tried to help and no-one should have to put up with that. You have a wonderful family and make the most of them every day even through the bad and get help should you need it again and dont push people away. Amanda XXX

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