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Help!!! How do you manage 2 kids...I'm struggling

  1. gilmoregirl

    persimmon / 1273 posts

    @Ajsmommy: this looks amazing! I'm so glad things have gotten better. T has more of a witching hour now than he did as a newborn but I think it's just that dinner and bedtime are too late for him. Not much to be done about it so we power through...this too shall pass.

  2. josina

    pomegranate / 3938 posts

    @Ajsmommy: That is so cute! Glad things are better!

  3. winter_wonder

    persimmon / 1445 posts

    Yay! I love when people post updates

  4. 2PeasinaPod

    pomelo / 5524 posts

    So fun! It does get easier as they get older. You'll still have some bad days, but they pass and you go on with your life. Just the other day, LO2 had a fever, wasn't sleeping, and it seemed like LO1 needed our attention for every little thing. I felt like I was being pulled in every direction and needed a 5 minute break of no one touching me. Then of course, when they were in bed, I felt guilty for feeling that way, because they're so frickin cute when they sleep. We all have those days, mama!

  5. Ajsmommy

    pomegranate / 3355 posts

    @gilmoregirl: I tell myself daily, this is just a phase... LOL. but honestly it does help to think of it like that (for me anyway)
    @josina: thanks... I'm thinking we need to do another update in our group
    @winter_wonder: me too! that's kind of why I did it. also I wanted anyone else struggling like I was to know it does get better just like the other posters said it would. We just had to reevaluate things and make some changes. We'll get through this and then have to do it all again once bedtimes/etc change. oy.
    @2PeasinaPod: I hear ya!! I feel so bad sometimes for being short w DD bc I have to do something w DS. And I agree, they are soooo freakin adorable when they sleep.... I seriously rock DS for some extra minutes every night bc I'm just staring at him and bc he's my last baby

  6. JLC53

    cherry / 175 posts

    Thank you for sharing this! The logistics of having a second is terrifying me!

  7. gilmoregirl

    persimmon / 1273 posts

    @Ajsmommy: it totally helps! And having two, I do have a better understanding of how quickly things change with babies. But of course it gets hard day to day and it's easy to forget.

  8. SweetiePie

    honeydew / 7463 posts

    Thank you so much for updating! And so happy it's a happy update!

  9. 2littlepumpkins

    grapefruit / 4455 posts

    @Ajsmommy: that looks awesome!! Glad things have gotten better.

  10. maddyz

    persimmon / 1270 posts

    Solo dinner and bedtime with two feels like one of the hardest things I do ever and I do it often. But it's also only slightly easier with both of us. Now that they can bath together it helps so much! 5:30-8:30 is non stop kid management and dinner making (it's still not cleaned up and it's 9:30 and I am checking hb). Lo1 had become a much better solo player over the months and that has helped so much but now lo2 gets into his stuff and he hates it.

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