Adjusting to Three

Roughly 10 weeks ago, we welcome our third baby to our family (hence the lack of blog posts lately). We have had a bit of a crazy time adjusting to life with three. Some days we get everything that we need to do accomplished, other days we get nothing done. You win some, you loose some.

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In these last 10 weeks, I’ve noticed how much free time we often have that we don’t realize. With a babe that nurses every 2-3 hours during the day for at least 15 minutes, I’ve wondered what did I do with those 15 minute intervals before? Did I use it to play with my older two? Surf aimlessly on Social Media? Catch up one house work? It’s made me realize that sometimes we take for granted the time that we have, and we don’t always spend it with the ones we love.

Lately, I’ve been trying to make a commitment every day to do something with my older two while the babe sleeps in the morning. Since then, I’ve noticed that our house is a bit more in sync. We have less tantrums, less talking back, more happiness, and more joy. It’s not fool-proof, there are days where we are less than in tune, but most days we are. With the big transition of a new baby, this is a huge thing to incorporate with the older two!

So today, hold your little ones a little longer. Read one more book. Play cars, Legos, or whatever your child is into. Forget about the mess, the laundry, and the cleaning. Enjoy their littleness, their laughter and their smiles. For we all know, they’ll grow before we know it!

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