Life has definitely been overwhelming learning how to handle two kids. Zach has been a huge help, mostly by just taking Ellie to play with and let me rest. Although this is needed, it has also left me with Ellie withdrawal. It's definitely a lot different with two, and one of the things I have been struggling with the most is 1) not being able to hold Ainsley as much as I want and 2) not being able to spend as much quality time with Ellie. These two things conflict with each other and I'm trying to get better/learn how to manage my time with both of them. I definitely will say having the second is harder than the first, just because of the mere fact you now have 2 kids! One of the ways it's a lot harder is that I can't sleep whenever I need/want to, Ellie is awake so I must also be awake. Another way it is harder is that I have to continue to have patience, understanding, yet also continue to be consistent in my discipline. This is extremely hard when you are tired, but extremely important for a toddler.
(Kisses for Ainsley)
We are definitely overwhelmed and worn out, but luckily we have friends and family to help out and support us. It's very exciting that our family is growing, we feel extremely blessed to have two healthy, beautiful daughters. We look forward to the many adventures and lessons that await us this next year. HAPPY NEW YEAR!