Life is much different with twins a toddler. I have to say, the most challenging part has been managing the needs of our son as he adjusts through such a big change…having two new sisters!
There are days that I feel good and tell myself, “I got this” and I really, really do….
But then there’s the days when I feel low and that I’m not good enough at being a mom to do this. Like when the doctor said they weren’t gaining weight fast enough and that we should supplement the nursing. I cried all day. Or when my toddler has his difficult moments and his behavior is way off and regressing back to much younger behavior – it’s enough to make me feel like a terrible mother.
That’s not every day, though. There’s good days and there’s bad days. I look at the bright side that the girls are doing well and sleeping for a large chunk of the night (knock on wood) and that I’m getting sleep in. I see the way my son gives his little sister kissies and wants to ‘hold’ and hug them every morning when he wakes up. That’s what makes it all worth it.
Every day will get easier and I will make it work.
The girls are 3 weeks old tomorrow and it’s already flying by. I remember from when my son was a baby that the rough period feels long when you’re in the thick of it. But it’s really a short time and when they get older, you miss it. I’m taking in each moment and trying to enjoy even the most difficult days!