Well. So far we have survived 7 weeks with two children. I must say so far so good. They’re both alive. That’s really all we can ask for right now, right?
Right. So how is it, actually?
The truth? I thought I was exhausted before. But this is a new level all together. I didn’t know what exhausted was before. Now I know. I seriously think I might have been sleepwalking most of the past seven weeks. Everything is a bit of a blur. As it is no matter how many kids you have. The life with a newborn is mental. But also catering for an older child’s needs and wants just… wait what was I saying?
Going from zero to one child was a very overwhelming experience. Life as we knew it ceased to exist almost entirely. For me it was hard to accept for a long time just how different life was. With that said I must admit I was very worried about the transition from one to two children. I don’t know if it was due to my concerns and worries or if it has more to do with the fact we were already in the family-with-child kind of life, but the transition is going ok. If I say so myself. And as this is my blog I do say so myself.
I am sure it’ll be super challenging along the way in different ways. Like when Leo starts moving around (don’t even want to think about that now as it stresses me out) or when they’re both at the dinner table making messes, ganging up on us or fighting with each other.
But for now, seven weeks in, it’s ok.
Alfie is a super sweet older brother. He gives Leo kisses, he’s super gentle when he interacts with Leo. Yesterday at breakfast he even said Leo is his best friend. My heart exploded a little bit.
If Alfie wouldn’t be as chilled as he is with the whole thing it would’ve been a lot more challenging and disheartening. I can’t imagine what that would be like. Having the first born not liking, or actively hating, the new sibling. Nightmare. knowing myself I don’t think I’d cope very well.
Saying that, I am sure the two brothers will fall out a bazillion of times. But I believe that as long as the foundation of their relationship is good I think it’ll be great for them having each other throughout their lives.
Enjoy your day and hopefully you’ll get to sleep well, even if it’s only five minutes at a time. X