True Life: I’m a Mom of Two

This week my son turns three years old and my daughter will be one month old. And let me tell you! I’m soo tired!

I definitely┬áforgot that newborns are breastfed every two hours, for some reason I thought there was a bigger gap in between feedings. But nope, the first three weeks it was every 2-3 hours. This week I let her night feedings have 4 hours break. Which is funny because, it doesn’t matter what I have “decided,” my daughter gets up every two and a half hours to eat. Yes, I should be sleeping when she sleeps. But,… I don’t. Well, I kind of do. See, I do this thing where when she falls asleep, I randomly fall asleep and don’t know that I’m asleep. ­čśÉ I know, horrible.┬á

This week has been the best sleep week over all, and I could make a whole blog post about sleep, so, Im just going to stop. LOL This week I have started to feel more like myself. I have started to force myself to get back on track, You know, go outside, take a shower and I even did a 10 minute workout on youtube. #winning

Okay, now that I have got all of that out, lol.

Even as I barely hold my eyes open at 3 am to feed my daughter or as I fall asleep putting my son to bed, my heart smiles. As I watch my husband heart melt as he holds our daughter, I feel whole. This hasn’t been the prettiest month (its been hard as hell) but I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Its all worth it.

One of my favorite parts about postpartum with my second child is the fact that I didn’t lose myself. The first pregnancy it was like I didn’t know who I was as a mom. But this time I was more prepared and was able to hold on to my favorite parts of myself while growing into the juggle of having two kids.

Also rebalancing a marriage with two kids can be tricky. Communication definitely comes into play when your walking around like a zombie. Thank goodness my husband and I are on the same page of just trying to figure out this new balance of life. He buys me chocolate and lets me get a few hours of sleep after my daughters ┬ámorning feed, which goes a long way. Happy wife, happy life. Well in this case,… rested wife, happy life. ­čśë

This road of being a mom of two is a juggling act, but I choose to juggle the heck out of it!

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The journey to success will always and forever be the best part, so enjoy the road your on and never give up on yourself!

XO SHANTAL

I hope that sharing my experiences and sharing your experiences that we both grow to reach our full potential!

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2 thoughts on “True Life: I’m a Mom of Two

  • Reply Kendra January 17, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    Great post! Moms really do have super powers. Kudos to you for even writing this post with all you have going on lol

    • Reply Shantal January 17, 2018 at 10:20 pm

      Thank you! Thank goodness for mommy super powers! I have no clue how I do it. lol

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