Hello readers! Hope all is well!!!
Update from a new mommy of two...
So I already feel like my second child is getting the short end of the stick. I was just telling a friend how my 7 week old is sleeping in her cars eat WAY more than my 2 year old did at that same age. She is also having to deal with my 2 year old's crazy schedule (i.e. gym class, swim lessons, play dates, etc.). The good thing is, she is a trooper (so far). She does not seem bothered by much. Yet, at the end of the day, I keep asking myself---am I doing everything right?!?!
As a parent, I truly believe we have the best of intentions, but I know many of us question ourselves. I constantly think about how my second child is not getting a ton of one-on-one attention and how the T.V. is playing in the background, much more than it did with my first. My first child only slept in his crib, had a scheduled nap time, and I swear hardly ever saw/heard the T.V. Is she ruined?!?!---ha, NO!!!!
I am realizing the second child seems to be more relaxed but is that because she has to be or because I am much more relaxed as a parent!? As a first time parent, I reacted to EVERYTHING---every sound he made and literally stopped talking during his naps, so I wouldn't wake him. This is a whole new ball game. My sweet girl sleeps through noise, phone calls, play dates, and the list goes on. I just hope I am doing the right thing. I hope she is getting all the attention she needs and I hope our daily schedule does not bother her too much!
I can tell you this (as a new mom of two) I know I am not doing it all right, I am trying my best to juggle, and at the end of the day I love my kiddos more than anything. So each day I will do the best I can and try my best to start fresh. I will try not to be so hard on myself and take comfort in the fact that my kids are soooooo loved and stop worrying if I am messing them up!
Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy issue #82!