Last week was my first (and only) full week of having both boys at home. While I still have all my hair (it’s not even gray!) it was an emotionally and physically trying week, and I give credit now more than ever to all who call themselves stay at home parents.
The first few days were the roughest, before Collin got used to playing by himself some of the time, and before Brendan got used to having constant noise around while he was trying to nap. By the end of the week they were taking an afternoon nap at the same time (hallelujah!), and I’m confident that things would get better were I able to stay home a little longer.
Collin is walking now and getting into everything, so the hardest part was trying to contain him within sight and keep him out of trouble, especially while I was confined to the couch feeding or calming Brendan. Thankfully Collin is a very well mannered little boy and can play well by himself. Though, on more than a few occasions he brought me a book, saying “ba-ba-tay” (which from my understanding translates to “read a book”), and cried when I wasn’t able to pay him immediate attention.
He is already a great big brother, helping to bounce Brendan’s chair when he cries, and trying to hand him toys when he’s awake. With some time at home, I was able to snap some new photos:
Collin got his first haircut this week with Daddy’s help (holding a 1 year old still while something buzzes against his head is nearly impossible). The photo above of him in the white t-shirt shows off his new look.
Starting Tuesday it’s back to work, back to the hustle and bustle of not having enough time to feed everyone, get baths in and tackle bedtime routines before it’s time for my head to hit the pillow as weWorll.
All in all my first real week with two under two was not nearly as bad as I had thought it would be. Life has this crazy way of just working out, doesn’t it?
For those of you who are like I was up ’til last week (living under a rock?), Pinterest is something you’ve probably heard of, but never tried. I decided to give it a shot, to see what all the hubbub was about. It is fun, and led me to a lot of neat ideas. Basically you create pinboards for various categories (recipes, kid stuff, home decor, etc.) and, using a handy bookmark in your browser, add items across the web to your boards for future reference. I’ve also found a use for it for work-related items- storing design ideas, photography samples and inspiration pieces. Definitely worth a look if you haven’t checked it out. (It is currently invite-only, if you would like an invite please leave me a comment and I’ll send one your way!)