Ryan and I were talking last night how it almost seems like the transition to 2 kids has been easier than when we went from 0 to 1. Yes, I realize we have lots of stages in the future that will be doubly challenging, but for this posts sake, I’m referring to The Beginning.
I keep wondering… what the hell was all the commotion about when we brought Porter home? We acted like it was terribly life altering… and I guess at the time yes, it was, and also considering I was pretty much bed ridden with a migraine for the first week it was necessary that we had a little bit of extra help… but for the most part… WHAT was the commotion? I remember coming home and my mom had cleaned our entire house, someone (my mom? Ry’s parents?) had bought groceries for us. My aunt brought a ginormous fruit bowl over. My mom stayed with us to out to help with dishes and keeping the house picked up. We had numerous visitors daily for the first week.
So, my experience with bringing home a newborn was a bit… like a big production. I anticipated this huge, life altering day when we brought Hudson home. I was making lists and trying to get things done that I “thought I wouldn’t be able to get to for weeks….” SO FUNNY!
We brought Hudson home and we’ve had nary a visitor. We’ve had zero cleaning crew or grocery shopping attendants. Sure, my mom stopped by. My grandma stopped by. Ry’s parents stopped by. Other than that, we’ve been on our own and honestly, life has just pretty much resumed to what it was on May 19th, 2008: Before Hudson. We wake up around the same time. We do the same things during the day (well, Ry’s been packing). We’ve been playing outside (well, Porter has, and I just sit), I’ve had time to blog like normal. Ry’s had time to do house chores like normal. I’ve made dinner at night and we’ve been doing our normal house chores as usual. We’ve even taken turns taking naps during the day.
Is it really that bringing home the second child is so much easier? Is bringing home the 1st baby that overrated, or is it really that much of a life altering event?
Just some random ponderings. This could suffice for my Thought for Thursday, right?