I don’t know why, but having two kids was always so intimidating to me.
I was the mom that always looked sideways at people who had two kids under two. I literally had no idea how they managed it!
Just dealing with my one was a job in and of itself, and to add another one? I would never!
Until I did.
And I realized it’s really not that bad! I mean don’t get me wrong, some things are more difficult, but as a whole my life is easier.
1. They Entertain Eachother
Guys, I don’t know how these people do it. Playing the same game of peek a boo will never be fun to me though.
I’ve got about a good 30 minutes of hide and seek in me before I start getting out of breath from running around trying to find them. (Side note: how are kids this good at finding hiding spots?)
Let me tell you a secret though.
My daughters keep each other busy for hours on end. HOURS.
Don’t get me wrong, I love spending time with my girls, but having a bit of a break is a beautiful thing!
2. You've got a new (cooperative) photo subject
I’ve learned that after about 1 1/2 years old, your kid will start to realize that they don’t like doing what they’re asked.
They don’t know why. Don’t even bother trying to figure it out.
There’s just this part of a toddler’s brain that kicks on at that age and makes them just want to buck the system!
That means no more cute pictures where they’re looking at the camera and smiling until they’re about 18 years old.
When you have a newborn though, they can’t move! They also don’t know what’s going on.
That equals cute pictures galore, with multiple outfit changes!
That’s why pictures of my oldest are few and far between on my instagram.
3. You Know What You're Doing (More Than With The First Anyway)
I had such bad anxiety with my firstborn!
Was I holding her head right? Did she stop breathing in the night? Is she spitting up to much?
It was never ending!
About 99% of those thoughts never even occurred to me with my second.
I felt like I had everything under control, which definitely helped me avoid postpartum depression this time around!
4. All the Hand-Me-Downs!
Thankfully, I had two girls, so my hand-me-down game is strong!
It’s literally amazing to not have to buy much for my second baby! I already had a bassinet, mamaroo, blankets, body wash, shampoo, the list goes on and on.
It takes a lot of the stress off of a new mom, not to feel like you’re starting all over again!
5. Double The Love
Both of my babies love their mama!
Getting slobbery baby kisses and hugs all day is the best!
I swear they know when you need it to!
Any time that I’m feeling down, I have two beautiful girls with twice the smiles, and kisses, and hugs, to make me feel ten times better!
What’s even cuter is watching them love on each other!
One thing I can tell you is I’m not an emotional person. I didn’t even cry when I got proposed to.
Watching them hug and kiss each other though? Instant misty eyes.
Regardless of how many children you have, they truly are a blessing though! I wouldn’t give mines up for the world. What’s something that you appreciate about your kids? Let me know in the comments!