The Mommylogue Series... What I've Learned

Today, Whitney from Work It Mommy has so kindly allowed me to take over her blog for the Mommylogue series. Here's a snippet...

Today I thought I'd share a few things I learned when we went from a family of three to a family of four.
1. Kids Are So Much More Resilient Than Credited.
As we awaited the arrival of Julia I was constantly wondering how Marcus would adapt to life with a sibling. I worried he wouldn't transition well, I worried he'd regress with developmental milestones, I worried he just wouldn't adjust. In actuality, Marcus probably transitioned faster and better than me. The way he adores and dotes on his sister is everything I could have dreamed of and more. 
2. How Will I Juggle Time With Two Kids?!
Many days I think I have this figured out. Then something happens - the flu, a cold, teething - and my well oiled machine of having it together kind of comes apart at the seams. I'll be the first to say I'm wound pretty tight, but with two kids I've learned sometimes I just have to go with the flow, and eventually everything works itself out. The phrases, "Hang on," "Just a minute," and "In a second," are no strangers in this house. And, sometimes Julia has to cry a bit before I can get to her. It's like an in-home triage. Treat the most important issues first and keep going from there.
I've also gained a whole new level of respect for a strong cup of coffee in the morning and a good glass of wine at night. 

To continue reading about my transition from one to two, I'd love for you to swing over to Work It Mommy for more! 


  1. For the most part, I was surprised how much easier going from 1 to 2 was. I always figured it would be incredibly hard but it hasn't been as bad as I thought! Heading over to read more!

  2. Can't wait to read! Can totally identify with your 2nd point... :)

  3. An in home triage!! Lol so very true!!!! That's something that definitely occurs more than it ever did with just one babe- waiting not so patiently to be soothed.

  4. Love the tips so much!! They are all spot on and made me feel good that I'm not the only one who had those same things in my head. :) I was amazed that going from 1-2 was easier, but I guess we know what is to come the second time around. Ha ha!

  5. You're the greatest! Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us!

  6. I use those same phrases too often in my house.

  7. I have been reading all these posts because I am super nervous about being a mom of 2 under 3....I know many women (including my MIL) who were supermoms with THREE under THREE but....I'm still nervous. Excited but nervous!

  8. You rock motherhood. It's evident in your photos that these babies are so loved.