I feel like I’ve received the question a lot from first time moms expecting their second “What is it like having two?!” I also remember grilling other moms about this when I was pregnant for the second time. For how much work one child is it’s kind of scary to think about being responsible for another one.
We of course expected to have our children closer together with Goldie being due 17 months after Poppy. I’m sure that age would have been a whirlwind, and is the case for a lot of you mamas. But with our babes now being born 3 years apart it created quite a different dynamic. I think rather than Poppy feeling competitive for my affection she feels like her and I are a team taking care of the baby together. With both of them being calm natured it has made the transition to relatively easy which I am thankful for, because I know that is most often not the case. And I can’t even imagine what it’s like for you mama’s with 3 or 4 (or more!).
I think the thing that is the most work with two children is trying to get out the door. By the time were finally in the car I’m usually doing a deep breathe exercise before we arrive somewhere.
But my sanity is nap times, Poppy still naps (or plays in her bed) and their afternoon naps line up and it is a couple hours of the day where I recharge & get stuff done with my hands free. I’m also in love with my baby carriers, you’ve probably seen me post about carriers on Instagram before and I have a lot of favourite brands. This one in these photos is one I’ve most recently fallen in love with.
I’m wearing a Studio Romeo carrier, created in France. It’s definitely the quickest to put on of the carriers I’ve tried (You can see in my Instagram post exactly how it works). There’s no tying or adjusting you just put it on and put that babe in, have your hands available with a toddler is a necessity.
Use the code BETHANYMENZEL on studioromeo.com for free shipping for US and Canada until 1st of September
Poppy’s adorable romper is from one of my favourite boutiques, Murray & Finn.
What I’m Wearing