Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Life with Two Girls (Reality Check)

 Betsy Grace is now 8 days old, and my girls and I have made it a day or two without Brett's help! We are living large folks :).  I didn't give the thought of life with two girls TOO much thought before Betsy Grace was born because it usually just left me with too many questions and not nearly enough answers. 
But now, real life is here-and I must say it is going entirely different than some may think.
 I am finding that yes, my "hands are full".  Sometimes full of challenges, especially when both girls are tuned up and crying loud.  However, a good 10 minutes or less later things are usually calmed down.  

Anna Ruth continues to love and adore Betsy Grace-she is not jealous as so many people told me she would be.  She pats Betsy and brings her things like blankets and necklaces.  She shows her just the right amount of attention. 

I continue to get a teensy bit of rest.  Not enough really, but "this too shall pass."  That's the reality check this time around.  I know that in a few weeks or months the girls and I will have a routine down (most days), I'll be able to wear cuter clothes again, makeup will be applied in consecutive days, and my floors might even get mopped.

But for now-our days are full of reading books and Christmas crafts with Betsy sometimes awake and watching.  Curious George watching, mail checking, acorn gathering, leaf crunching, visits from precious friends and toddlers, toy playing, some screaming and crying here and there, laughing, lots and lots of diaper changing, disciplining, loving, hugging, and more hugging.
I've been given several good pieces of advice on the subject of this unique time with a newborn.  My favorite pieces are: to not plan ahead unless I have to (that way I'm not left worrying or wondering how I'll make things work), AND that sometimes when our blessings overflow they look a bit messy until we learn to manage them. I love this wisdom.  I've also been quoting 2 scriptures like crazy in my head-at all hours of the day/night.
      "God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and of a sound mind. " 2 Timothy 1:7

Lamentations 3:22-24

22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;
    therefore I will wait for him.”

Because of God's great love for me-I am not consumed by emotions or exhaustion, stress or worry.  I am loving being a mama to two baby girls.  We are figuring out how to be a family of 4.  I am praying through the difficult moments.  When I struggle-I'm asking for help.  And I am so excited to get back to a more regular blogging schedule soon because we have such fun moments to share!   If the posts are a bit sporadic for the next few weeks-that will pass soon too.  I am learning to rest when I get the chance.  Proof that I need it?  Last night I needed to wake Brett up to ask for his help and I was nudging him calling him "Becca" ....lol. My sister's name!  And sadly-he still responded.  Isn't this time a funny phase? :)

1 comment:

  1. LOL to the last part! Very cute and funny! Such wonderful words you've shared! And those verses are indeed calming, motivational and inspiring! Thanks for sharing and reminding me of them!!

    ReplyDelete

Let's chat. :) Penny for your thoughts!

Blogging tips