Monday, June 22, 2009


As I do every year around this time, I think back to the year 2005 and those two weeks between June 11 (the date Middle turned one) and June 29 (my c-section date for Baby's birth).

Holy crap.

How the hell did I do it?

Especially since Middle spent the first 6 months of his life colicky and refluxy and CRYING NONSTOP. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, THE CRYING. NONSTOP.


Oh, and I also had a bouncy 3-1/2 year old.

And then we did it all over again?
Like I said, holy crap.

For those of you who have young children close in age, and are dealing with 2 cribs, 2 in diapers; really just 2 (or more) babies, I have this to offer:


Hang in there. There's a small, dim light at the end of that proverbial tunnel.

With every day, every month, every YEAR.

Trust me.


Ashley said...


While mine weren't that close, they were close enough to have 3 under 5. Two in diapers at the same time on two seperate occaisions.

You're one tough momma!

Sarah said...

I love these reminders that it does get better. I read you for all the good stuff, but especially for these reminders, and a looking glass into having the baby a little bit older. My baby is 13 months, middle is 2 (they are 14 months apart), and oldest is 4 years.

Thank you again!

(HWS alum as well)

amanda said...

u r a serious bad a**

Michele R said...

And from one who is about 5 years ahead in ages of the three boys.....there is so much that does get easier. As one door closes on a challenge that has been conquered, another one opens. One example of what gets easier: they can put sunblock on themselves (I still help with some spots) or help put it on each other. Love the photo--you will treasure it forever.

Manic Mommy said...

What stuns me is that you had the time let alone the inclination (or maybe it's the inclination let alone the time) to have sex in the first place.

Angella said...

Word. It DOES get better.

Carrie Ella said...

My daughters are 17 months apart. When they were itty bitties, it was difficult - almost like having twins. But, you're right, it did get easier with each passing month.

My sister, though, had twin boys and a 2 year old toddler at home. They are all teenagers now, but she didn't get to go out of the house for the first year after she brought the twins home. I felt bad I didn't live closer to help her out.

Jenni said...

Yep! Mine are 18 months apart and when I see people with 2 little ones now...I wonder how I lived through it!

But now? It rocks!

Michelle said...

How DID you do it?!! And now you have three handsome little men!

workout mommy said...

thank you for the reminder! These days, i'm about ready to snap and cannot even fathom how I will survive once #3 gets here!

as always, your boys are adorable!

MaranathaMom said...

Aww! My friend has 3 little boys who are super close in age & they have so much fun together! Sweet!

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

Thanks, coming from a woman with twin two year olds :)

Although, it really has already gotten way easier than the first year or so!

AZ Mommy said...

Me and my older Brother are less than 15 months apart. We have always been close, and we still are. I know I can call him at any time of night if I need to and he will be there for me. And vice versa.
I had always wanted my own children to be close but C is almost 3, like in 2 1/2 weeks he will be 3!! And still an only.

Patois42 said...

Love this! Holy crap!!! Indeed.

Anonymous said...

What great humor! FYI--You're going to miss some of that stuff--I know it's hard to believe. That little boy who adored you doesn't snugglebuggle when he's 23. You're not The Woman in their life. I'd like to be able to bottle an hour with each son and go back and relive it when they're not living in your world anymore--can you tell my oldest got married last weekend--but, thank goodness,I have 4 more behind him LOL I enjoyed your blog!

Lady Mama said...

Thank you for telling me it does get better. I have two boys, 19 months apart, and the second was colicky (thankfully now is over it). I really have no idea how you did it with 3! I'm petrified of becoming pregnant again.

Night Owl Mama said...

i NEEDED THIS ADVICE LAST YR!! where were you??


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