I’ve been the proud owner of two munchkins for almost twenty months now, and it’s been quite the ride.
The first year of having two children was hard. In fact, I would go so far to say that it was quite possibly the hardest year of my life.
The incessant loneliness of living in a new area, crippling anxiety, and a poorly baby who screamed all day and never slept due to his undiagnosed silent reflux and allergies didn’t exactly help matters… But I found the transition incredibly difficult too.
To go from one child, who you could easily take anywhere and everywhere without much fuss, to two children – one of which needs you entirely 24/7 was tough. The independence I had begun to regain was taken away.
Every small task felt like a mountain to conquer: Two little people to get dressed and fed. Two little people to pack a bag for. Two little people to get out of the house.
It was daunting.
But now? Now, it’s amazing. [Read more…]