Friday, April 8, 2011


A mother of two. It's amazing how normal and odd that phrase is at the same time. On one hand it feels completely natural. Like I've always had two precious babies to love. Two adorable girls to call my own. But then, sometimes, I think to myself, oh my gosh, I am a mother of two! Somehow I don't feel old enough, or mature enough, or like I've got it all together enough to be entrusted to have these two beautiful girls.

We're definitely still in the transition phase at the Maxwell house. We're all still trying to figure out how this whole family of four thing works. I think we're doing a pretty good job though. We've been out to eat a few times now, I've taken the girls to the store by myself and we had our first big grocery shopping trip with everyone this past weekend. So far so good on those accounts. The biggest thing for me is still trying to figure out how to get everything done during the day now that there are two cuties vying for my attention.

Bailey has been such a good big helper. I was worried about how she would handle the adjustment of having to share the spotlight, but she has been great! She is always loving on Peyton and helping me in any way I need it. She asks to hold her and gets so excited when she's awake. If I'm out of the room and Peyton starts fussing, Bailey will almost always run over to her and try to calm her down. I absolutely love watching her interact with her baby sister.

I was lucky enough to have Nick at home with us for two whole weeks right after Peyton was born. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous on my first day home alone with both kids. I felt like that first week was sink or swim in some aspects. That Monday night he had soccer practice, Tuesday night an away game right after school, meaning he was gone from about 6:00 am until 9:30 pm. Wednesday night was a normal night, Thursday night another soccer game, Friday was normal and then Saturday he had class from 9-5 at EKU. It was a rough week at times, but we all made it through with little to no permanent damage! I had a mini meltdown one day (more about that to come later), Bailey had a few meltdowns and Peyton, well, she's just high maintenance most of the time!

Right now I'm enjoying some "mommy time" at Starbucks with a nice cold frappuccino and catching up on some blogging. That's right, that means there will actually be more posts coming very soon!! And if I can get Picasa to cooperate, a new header...FINALLY! A big thanks to my hubby for watching the kiddos for a little bit today so I could enjoy this me time.

1 comment:

Danielle said...

Me time = happy Mama! Not to mention it's totally necessary for our sanity. Makes me wonder how single mothers do it! I guess they just don't any different.