Surviving 2 months as a mum of 2

I still can't believe I am a mum of 2.
My goal when I was younger, was to have 2 kids by the time I was 30, and happy to report that I made it with 17 days to spare.

I was worried that I would not feel the same about the new baby as I did with Keaton (who's is now 3), and I didn't. I can't really explain it, but I just instantly loved them both the same. It was like they had both always been around and it's the kind of love that is genuine and forever.

I love being a mum to both of them - they are so different, yet so alike in so many ways! 
Keaton looked more like Bradley when he was born, and still looks a lot like him. Dax on the other hand looks more like Keaton did, but less like Bradley or me... If that makes sense.

I did't set myself expectations for when Dax was born, partly because I did not know what to expect, or how I would handle having two little people to be responsible for. Once he was born however, my life just all seemed to slot into place. I don't find myself being as sleep deprived as I was with Keaton, and I am just dealing with what ever happens, when it happens.

For me, this time around, has been "easier", last time I stuck to a book that I was given called "Oh Baby" by Kathy Fray. Its a fab book, and I would recommend it to any new mum, especially living in New Zealand, as Kathy is a NZ midwife, and it talks alot about birth in New Zealand. 
Anyway this was my "new mum bible" first time around, and I relied on it maybe too much. This time, I have not even looked at the book, in fact, I lent it to my cousin to read. I am just kind of going with it, he can sleep when he wants to, if he wants to sleep on me, fine, if he wants to sleep on the couch, that is also fine, like I said so far its working. 

I think as a mum your maternal instincts just kick in, and you kind of roll with what ever happens, for me it just being laid back and handling each situation as it comes.

Hey - I must be doing something right, we have lasted this long.


LETS BE FRIENDS



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  1. Your comment - it was like they had both always been around ... so true - hard to imagine without my 2 that are here, feels like they've always been with me!

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    1. :) Thanks for stopping by - life before 2 is defo a part of history now.

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  2. The first few months are always crazy, it sounds like you are doing incredibly well! I loved the transition from being a mum of one to a mum of two. My girls kept me busy, but I was confident that I knew what I was doing, and didn't feel overwhelmed. The arrival of babies #3 and #4 didn't go quite as smoothly though, haha.

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    1. OMG - I dont think there will be a 3 and 4 for me... thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. You are a trooper - I personally found going from 1-2 nice but 2-3 was soooo hard.

    Love your snaps too btw, thanks for linking up x

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    1. I think I am done with 2, I take my hat off to people who have more!!!!! Thanks for checking out my snaps - still have a lot to learn there, but it is a lot of fun, loving watching yours too xxx

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  4. Well done! Having two kids isn't easy (any number isn't easy haha) ... so well done for surviving. It only gets better from here <3 (Maria @ Happy Mum Happy Child)

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    1. Thanks Maria - I am all for things getting easier :)

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  5. Hi there Claire

    Thanks for sharing this post. I am expecting our little girl in August and have a 3 year old son. I am definitely not stressing or anything but just thinking through 'scenarios'. I have been sick over the last few days and my son wanted me so bad (not his dad) and it triggered thoughts of how he might cope with the changes too. I am so excited though!

    Clare
    www.graciousgoodnessblog.com

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  6. I found it much easier the second time round, that bond was instant with my second child. The third was more complicated.#binkylinky

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  7. Well done! It definitely gets easier! I have twins and it was tiring when they were babies, but they're four now and super easy! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

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  8. It's not easy we have twins and wonder which is harder great post thanks for linking to the #binkylinky

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