What It Is Really Like Having 2 Under 2

The other day I got chatting to a mum who had a 2 year old, and was heavily pregnant with baby no. 2. She asked me to tell her the honest truth about 
what it's like having a baby and a toddler. 

I know baby boy is only 4 months old, but I feel like we've got over a big hurdle, having a newborn. 
We've established a routine that works for us.

So..what is it really like?
It's a balancing act. Feeding baby while reading to toddler. Munching my breakfast while dressing baby. Making snacks while trying to calm baby.

It's tiring, exhausting, busy.

It's changing baby's nappy, then dressing toddler, then changing baby again.

It's putting them both in their bouncy chairs next to each other and putting Peppa Pig on, so you can drink a hot cup of tea for once.

It's noisy, crazy, feel sorry for your neighbours loud.

It involves a lot of preparation every evening, twice as much if you're actually planning on leaving the house. Haha

Then just like that, something wonderful happens and all of that is forgotten.

It's overwhelmingly amazing.
It's the best feeling in the world when you watch them bonding, making each other giggle.

You know right there and then, they will always be there for each other.
They get sad when the other one is sad. 
They share their toys and chat away to each other. 
They laugh at each other and it's just perfect.
It'll make your heart melt.

It may cost more, and you might be twice as tired or stressed,
But just think, having a small age gap will mean they'll be that much closer.
The age gap will be unnoticeable in a few years. 
They'll be there for each other no matter what.

It might be hard, but it's so worth it.
Having two children is amazing. 


Mimiroseandme said...

I loved this post. I have one under the age of two and she tires me out so quickly, as bad as I feel as I write this but I look forward to nap time as I can drink a hot cup of tea. But honestly I do love being her mummy and even though she does knackers me out we do have so much fun most of the time. Don't think I could cope with another one quite so soon. :) x

Mummascribbles said...

Ahh what a lovely post. I'd have loved two close in age but was impossible financially. I'm sure whatever the age gap they'll be there for each other though! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

Anonymous said...

A great list and one I can relate to. It's hard work but does get easier as they get older and I agree, it's lovely that they will always be there for each other.

Judy said...

Congratulations on the new baby. I could not imagine me with 2 little ones under 2 years old. I have a 31 year old son and a 10 year old daughter. :)

Unknown said...

Aw Sarah, this was so sweet. They're such adorable little people. I love them and I need to see you soon! Love you xx

Claire Hall - Tin Box Traveller said...

Aww, so true. I have a two year old and a six month old, and it is HARD work. But I love the relationship that is building between them every day. I just wish they wouldn't play wake up tag most of the night! ;) #thelist