Many years later!

Hi everyone, I know that no one checks this ever, I had forgotten about it as well and somehow ran across it the other day. It's fun to look back at the craziness that existed with two under two. We had a third and it got crazy again, but she's 3 now and I have a moment to look back at all the craziness. For those of you who might come across this in the future, you should know that it really won't be so crazy forever. In fact, I think you'll probably like having 2 so close in age. Our youngest is 4 years younger than her older sibling and my only small regret is that we didn't have her a bit closer to the others. But they still play together. In fact, I could honestly say I could have a fourth! My husband would never in a million years go for that, but for what it's worth, I bet everyone on this thread would agree that life gets so much easier than those sleepless baby days. It is crazy busy for us, busier than I ever could have imagined, but in only good ways. I no longer have to wonder when I can shower or how I'm going to manage to look a little bit pulled together today :-). Best to you all!

Day before work.

Once we were pregnant with Elise, I vowed not to return to work after she was born. Actually, I think I figured that having 2 babies would for SURE force me to stay home (something deep down I really felt was important).

Then along came Elise. The most peaceful "easy" baby I could imagine. Not a colicky baby, not a baby with reflux or poor weight gain. She was born and all I could think is how easy this was. SO much easier than anticipated. I was feeling wonderful!!

But I phoned my boss and gave her the news I wasn't coming back for the fall semester (no surprise I'm sure). Then she offered me the night time position. I guess I'd known all along that would be an option, but had not really considered it... too late, won't work with kids schedules etc. Well she convinced me.

And the grandparents pleaded at me to take the this economy you'd be stupid to quit. we miss the kids. Oh we can babysit everyday. Well so count my blessings I suppose most people would say and don't pass up the opportunity.

So I said I'd do it. The extra cash will make it so we don't have to draw from our savings each month. The time out of the house seemed perfect to me (who doesn't want to leave the house at 4 pm everyday?!). It's only 4 nights a week. And the job itself is super easy (and usually quite rewarding). And I guess I am a little excited to get out of the house.

But there's one thing making me feel just horrible about leaving.

Elise will not take a bottle. We have tried for the past month on and off, sometimes days at a time, letting her go until she's really hungry, me not being home, every nipple known to mankind, no luck.

And there's another thing. I look like absolute shit. I never brush my hair these days, and I don't think I've had it cut in 5 months, somedays my teeth only once. I got this nasty pinkeye at the pool with Kidren so I'm stuck in my glasses. I haven't even thought of dressing semi professional for the past 5 months and thanks to the C-section need all pants and skirts 10 sizes too big and now understand why women always highride their pants. lol. My eyebrows have filled and are probably beginning to grow together. And I lack all of the energy to change any of this before tomorrow.

I feel like I'm pretty sure that none of my colleagues will recognize me. lol. And once they do, they will probably think holy SHIT what happened to her?!! Maybe I could wear a T-shirt...two babies in less than two years--by choice and everyone would understand? Can I at least feign that I've cared for myself at all in the last 5 months? Better question, do I even want to feign that? why would I?

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Baby #2 is currently 10 weeks old. Today it took us until 11:30 am to get out of the house to go to the store. This is fairly normal for us. Somedays we go nowhere except in our tiny little house. But today, we desperately needed to go there seeing as though yesterday Kidren (Baby #1) had to wear big "boy" underpants that were actually bottoms to Elise's outfit with pink flowers on them to his check-up appt. and has been wearing them ever since. The other pair of underwear we happened to have a few days back when I randomly had enough energy in the morning and decided to try and potty train Kidren. He agreed (yay finally!)but it was already hanging up to dry for the day.

To most of my friends (in their late twenties) and haven't yet decided to take this wonderful path (and probably won't after watching myself!!) 11:30 might seem normal. But they probably haven't been up since 530am TRYING to get ready to go to the store. LOL. Yep, I too am wondering what the fuck were we thinking?

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LOL, A while ago I toyed with the idea of creating just this community, but never got around to it. And now I see some more motivated soul has gone and done it for me.

Well I'm Sarah, and mine aren't under two anymore, but they were at one point. Unforutnately, they grow :`(

Caitlyn is 31-01-2004 and Oliver is 22-02-2005.

how bout a little intro?

well, i thought i'd start this community as a place for parents with two under two becaue i couldn't find one already on LJ.

so, my name is Kristin and right now i have a ten month old son, Canon, and am expecting baby boy #2, Ephraim, on March 10th 2006, which is about 2 weeks after Canon turns 12 months. since learning i was pregnant i've been really interested in talking with other parents that have babies or have had babies that are close in age to see how their experiences was/are and especially if they can offer any tips! lol.

for now this community is open-membership and hopefully will stay that way. i'd also like to say, that this is NOT the place to debate parenting styles or get down on someone else for their parenting choices- so keep it out of here or suffer the consequences. it's hard enough being a parent without other parents telling you how much you suck at it, kwim?