So it dawned on me that once this little girl is born, I’ll not only be a mommy of 3, but I’ll have 3 children under the age of 3. That’s pretty daunting, more than the idea of being a mommy to 2 under 2.
I did cope with being a mommy to 2 quite well, especially with Keira’s tantrums, and then we had a puppy thrown into the mess which stirred everything up. BUT we’re still here and we’re happy, even if we are barely surviving.
So what is it going to be like with another child added to our busy household?
Many questions fill my mind, like how are Keira and Joshua going to react to another sibling? Will they feel left out? Will they notice that mommy has to spend a bit more time with the new baby than she does with them because the baby can’t do anything for themselves? And so much more.
I do worry every day, Keira took to Joshua so well but I don’t know how Joshua is going to take to a sibling. Keira is much more understanding at the moment and she is rather happy about having a little baby sister but Joshua doesn’t understand that a new baby is coming. He still thinks he’s the baby and he loves having everything done for him!
As excited as I am to have another newborn to hold and cherish, my thoughts always turn back to the older two and worry sets in. I’m pretty sure we’ll do just fine but I’ll always have that ‘what if’ niggling at the back of my mind.
I’m feeling good about that fact that Keira is now fully potty trained during the day, one less bum to change during the day, and that most of the time Keira and Joshua do play nicely together. But there will always be the time when they don’t and Keira gets possessive over a certain toy (maybe I’ll just give those toys to a charity shop – save on those arguments).
So how will having 3 children under the age of 3 work for us? Blimey, who knows? But I’m sure it can’t get any worse than it is now. At least the first 4 or 5 months will be a breeze while the baby spends most of the day asleep and can’t move around. I am sure we’ll get through it, and by January Keira will have started nursery so there will be one less cheeky pickle running around. Must plan lots of trips out to the park and soft play to wear them all out! Also must ensure I fit in 5 minutes for a hot coffee and a cake!
Do you have any tips that would come in handy?