But lets face it, getting both of them to be awake and happy at the same time, dressed up with tights and hair bows, and not covered in spit up and ready to smile on cue? Well, it's just about impossible. All of you moms who accomplished that today- kudos to you!
I love my girls, I love my role as a mom, I love this stage of life. But I'll be honest and say. It's really hard. I have two precious girls who can do almost nothing for themselves which means I'm caring for 3 people full-time.
When Ellie was a baby, I knew it was a lot of work. I look back and remember what a huge adjustment it was to have to schedule my life around someone else. I remember feeling like I couldn't get out of the house before noon and I couldn't seem to find a time to take a shower. But she took naps, I got breaks, and she couldn't move.
Now we have a baby AND a little girl. Ellie is learning and growing and doing so many new things all of the time, but at the end of the day... she needs me to do 99% of the work in her little world. She can't dress herself, she can't undress herself, she can't climb into her carseat or highchair or crib. She needs me to change her diaper, get her a snack and feed her meals (not to mention clean her up!) Thankfully she is doing awesome with her walking (and as of late can walk all the way around the block without being carried!!!) but she depends on me for so many things. And so does her baby sister.