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Jan. 21st, 2008 @ 08:24 pm Increases
I had a baby. A year went by and I thought, "I could do this again". And so I did.

What the fuck was I thinking?

I suppose I had a picture of two sweet children building block towers on the living room floor, splashing each other in the bath tub, sharing snacks at the playground. And this truly might be some vision of the future. But the present moment is more like Alice in Wonderland; the world is noisy and colorful but not much of it makes sense.

For instance, I spent the last three months nursing Sammy. I think that's all I did in my spare time. The rest of the day was changing, feeding, cleaning up after feeding, settling for naps, holding, calming, amusing, putting on clothes, taking off clothes, whining, singing, screaming fits, time outs, playing happily, watching the same movie again, crying, spitting up, doing the laundry, dishes, trash, cooking?, laundry, waking up at night, and then -

New day: start it all over.
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From:getmeoutofhere
Date:January 23rd, 2008 06:20 am (UTC)
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How old are your kids?

Mine aren't both under two anymore... they will be 3 years in march and 2 years in April.

The beginning is really tough, it sucks in fact. :/ It gets better, I promise!
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From:ejiaw
Date:January 23rd, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
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two years old and four months old. So technically not under 2 anymore either, but it doesn't make much difference yet. :)
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From:getmeoutofhere
Date:January 23rd, 2008 04:48 pm (UTC)
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Mine are 13 months apart. The first, oh, eight months were pretty tough. Once #2 is crawling and able to play a little with big sibling, life will get easier bit by bit.

Do they share a bedroom?
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From:ejiaw
Date:January 25th, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC)
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Thankfully, no. My first has always been a restless sleeper. There were nights when Sam was a newborn that she was up more than he was. Oy!