Thursday, May 10, 2018

Life With 3 Kids

            Hey folks! Since I'm obviously no longer doing pregnancy updates (Gillian is already 2 months old as of last Friday! What the heck?!), I thought doing a post partum update might be fun. (Don't worry. I'm not talking about gross, body post partum stuff. Lol)
             So far, knock on wood, it's actually been easier to transition from two to three kids than it was one to two! From what I have read and heard from others, I am in the minority on feeling this way. Shocker.
Even though the kids outnumber the adults in our household now, I think I am just used to how things seem to flow for us with multiple kids. I'm already used to taking forever to get everything ready to go somewhere. I'm used to it taking forever to actually get in the car. I'm used to being fashionably late. (Ok, a lot of times it's not-so-fashionably.) I'm used to my older two being demanding. I'm used to them bickering all the time. (Not to say it doesn't annoy me to no end!) Really, taking care of the baby is a nice reprieve. It gives me an excuse to chill out for awhile.
             We have been super fortunate and all of our babies have been easy. Even Gillian never really fusses for no reason. The only time she really gets like that is if she's bored. She likes having someone talk to her. :)
             She seems kind of advanced for her age when it comes to some things (What parent doesn't think that, right?), but I attribute it to the fact that she was so big to begin with! She already has her own version of a laugh, though admittedly, is not a full on laugh. We've been lucky in the sleep department too with all of our kids and she has been sleeping through the night since she was 5 weeks old. It's just too bad my boobs wake me up after 6 hours! She ends up sleeping more than I do!
             The older two kids have adapted to her presence well. Ripley was extra snuggly for awhile, but she's done a LOT better than I expected for being such a mama's girl. They both like to hold her and I've been letting Myka help give her bottles lately.
             Speaking of which, I've unfortunately had to supplement with formula again. She was fine until 2 weeks, then it's like her chunkiness finally caught up to her. Lol But, a fed baby is most important...with my sanity a close second. :D
             The biggest difficulty I've had so far is going places. It stressed me out before, so now it REALLY stressed me out! I've only ventured out a few times by myself with all of them. It's hard enough when John goes with us too! I've truly come to appreciate the phrase “it's like herding cats”.
I hope things keep going as well as they have been. For now, I'm just going to enjoy only two of them being mobile!

What was the hardest transition for you when you added kids on?
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  1. The biggest difficulty for me was going places with the boys in tow. I was lucky I had my next-door neighbour who had 2 darling girls about the same age as my kids and we went everywhere together.


    1. Yes! I've taken them to the store by myself ONCE and that was enough to make me avoid it like the plague ever since. lol It was hard enough going out with two!

  2. I must admit, number 3 just slotted in with every day life quite quickly. His sisters were 5 and 3 so one was at school and one at pre-school. Three is the magic number! #FabFridayPost

    1. I think maybe it depends on what age your older kids are and if they're in school that makes a difference in how difficult having 3 kids is. Neither of mine are in school, but the baby is so easy that everything still runs about the same as it was before!

  3. Wow! 2 months already?! Doesn't time flies. Its great to hear that things are going well. My first three months transition from 1 to 2 was the hardest as hubby had to work lots of night shifts. It was pretty brutal to say the least. I'm glad they now sleep through the night - finally! lol! Take care Alice. x

    1. It goes by WAY too fast! She actually turned 3 months yesterday. :( I think it was harder going from 1 to 2. I am slowly getting used to my hubby working a later shift. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are doing well. :)