Thursday, March 7, 2013

The one with my new job...

I officially started my new job, February 22 at 9:21am... Mother of 2! I was nervous leading up to the "start date". Josh kept saying you've got this- Cooper was the game changer so this one will be easy. It's wild how much you forget. My mind and body are already in the toddler stage with Cooper, so I'm reverting back to infant stage.... oh and sleep, whats that?  I forgot how long recovery was, I forgot how often babies eat and poop and I forgot how little sleep I got in at one time. Addison is eating every 3-4 hours, which totally cuts in to my 9 hour nights! Recovery seems longer. I can't lift Cooper for 4-6 weeks. I've got lots of healing to do, since they sliced right through the middle of me. But after all this I wouldn't change it for the world, nor would I want to go back to my old job, Mother of 1. Last night at my 4am feeding I couldn't help but smile at her (even though I can't remember the last time I had been that tired). She is such a perfect little angel, I find my self staring at her all day and kissing her little cheeks as much as possible. I'm still the same way with Cooper. So I know when they are older their over affectionate mom will totally embarrass them and plant one right on them with hot pink lipstick in front of all their friends!

I know I mentioned how awesome Cooper is doing, but it's totally worth another shout out. He's PERFECT and the best big brother. I think its because Josh and I still really focus on Cooper. Since I'm not breast feeding I'm able to let Cooper help feed her. He loves holding her. If Addison is sleeping, he is always wanting to know where she is. During the days together, we all 3 read books on the couch. Both of them sit on my lap. But he needs more mommy and me time (this is where my job becomes Preschool Teacher). I am going to start taking Cooper to the library for reading classes. It's free entertainment and will be nice to get out of the house. The library also offers art classes for kids his age, that is free as well. He needs to be around other toddlers in different settings than just playing. I thought about daycare, but I'm not interested in paying $200 a week, when I stay at home. I've been trying to teach him things myself. We are working on colors, numbers and coloring. Right now, everything is green. He's good counting to 3. And as you know, we are working coloring on paper, not tables. He loves reading books and probably has them all memorized. So I broke out my Dr. Seuss books from when I was a kid. I have probably 20 or so, so it will take a while for him to memorize those, PLUS we will be able to check out books from the library once I become a member.

All in all, I think I worried my self too much about how I was going to juggle 2 kids and different schedules. But so far so good. They are pretty much on the same schedule for waking up, breakfast and lunch. I even get to relax in the afternoon when both kiddos are sleeping. I know my job will only get harder as Addison and Cooper get older, but I'm up for the challenge of being SUPER MOM!


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