Lots of mommies have a hard time with little things like switching from a bottle to a sippy cup, or switching from an infant carseat to a toddler seat.
Those things weren’t difficult for me.
The things that were the most painful had to do with them being twins. I distinctly remember the day I made the decision not to carry them simultaneously anymore. They were both around 25 lbs, and I was having back trouble, and I knew it was just plain dangerous. I cried that day.
The other extremely hard transition was separating them at night.
They shared a crib until about 3 weeks ago (25 months old) when we moved a pack-and-play into the middle of the nursery. I knew it had to be done eventually (they certainly aren’t getting smaller!), and they were starting to pick on each other before falling asleep.
So now my once adorable/perfect nursery now looks like this:
It’s a little rough getting around in there, but it’s soooooo worth it after lights out. I desperately miss the sharing of the crib. My heart physically hurts when I think about it. Silly I know.
Let’s see, other new developments…
OH! We now sit at the table as a family for meals without using the high chairs or boosters. I was mildly concerned about how things would work with our counter-height table, but it was all they knew! They climb up and down by themselves, and sit and eat like little human beings (ish). I super love it.
We’ve taken to playing with soapy water and cups on these hot summer days when mommy is desperate for a moment of peace. It keeps them busy, and it’s adorable to watch.
Sometimes, in the evenings, when the girls have grubby feet from frolicking outside all day… I get lazy and give them a ‘foot bath’ (as we call it) instead of a legit bath before bedtime. The girls love it!
Their daddy is their hero… hardcore. They do everything together. And Nick is a lot more patient with their, um, TENDANCEIS than I am.
We’ve just been carrying on over here… taking one day at a time. You can follow along with us on Instagram if you want to be a part of our daily grind and don’t mind seeing our messy house in the background of every pic.