Saturday, July 6, 2013

Teaching a Mom new tricks

I have learned something this past month as a new Mom of 3. Actually I  have learned more then one thing. Like; 2 crying babies is much harder to listen to then one. You can actually survive on even more little sleep then you thought.But impatience is the sleep deprived's ugly friend.Changing 3 little people's diapers will  put a fire under you to at least get the oldest one potty trained! You need to be creative and very very patient. But the main thing I have learned after adding 2 more to our house, is that there is a lot of guilt as a parent. And there is nothing you can do about it. Other then maybe accepting and embracing it.

Two  arms are not enough with more then two children. Not even close.Someone always wants to be held, or kissed or snuggled. And being the mom I want to be that person for them every time.(just not at 3 am. Am I right?)
Tears have been shed by more then just my children in this house as I struggle to find the balance between my twinners and my mama's boy independent 2 year old.
Some days are glorious. We all some how manage to get enough sleep,make it outside the house other then just retrieving the mail, no one has an accident and dinner is some how produced and waiting to be eaten on the table.
But right now, those days are few in number. But I also count my blessings on even the hard days. Because I have , once again, incredibly chill and calm babies. Seriously. I don't know where they come from. They are pretty undemanding and are content to just sleep all day (and a good portion) at night or just will lay there not making a peep while I try to get things done or just spend 30 min with Toddler A. Even when they do cry, its small wail just to let me know that
 "Hey ,we are hungry over here"
Lucky stars are being counted on a daily basis.


Kristen said...

Oh, sweet little mama... Hang in there, I think twins would be so hard but then so much fun later. I remember the sleep deprivation all to well and it makes for a very snippy mom and mine only came to me in singles, not doubles. Don't even worry about cleaning the house, no one cares and if it is too clean it will just make everyone else feel inferior because we couldn't do all that.

erica said...

Yay, I can't wait to read more about your adventures with 3 little babes. I'm so proud of you Sayward, you are an amazing mom. And I know (kinda, I only have one baby, not twins) how hard it is to share your time with the new baby(s) and your toddler, but the fact that you are trying and making a big effort despite being so tired and worn out means you are a great mom. And I'm sure you've read this quote a million times on Pinterest but it's one of my favorites and something I have to remind myself of all the time: "There is no one perfect way to be a good mother. Each situation is unique. Each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities, and certainly different children...What matters is that a mother loves her children deeply." -Elder M. Russel Ballard Love you!!

PS-glad I'm not the only mom who loses her patience when I don't get enough sleep!!! When moms share their stories we all can relate and feel like we aren't alone in this hard job of motherhood.

Mike and Janae said...

Wow, I can't imagine how it would be. Thats why we've decided to be finished. Our patience runs out quick I we only have 2 and they are different ages. One crying babe is enough to make you melt down so 2 crying at once would probably make me run away! Your doing awesome and they are amazingly blessed to be yours!