Friday

You know you're a mom of two when...


You know you're a mom of two when...

... you can tell who has a poopy diaper based on the smell because your nose is so finely tuned as to what goes in and comes out of your children's bodies that the subtle differences gives them away.

... you clean several ounces of just-expressed breast milk off the couch after your 16 month old flails the bottle about, with a damp burp cloth, and de-stress with a hand full of mini marshmallows.

... your second child is routinely nested in her Bumbo with toys and Christmas ornaments from the bottom 2/3s of the tree (the bottom 1/3 is not even decorated...) and you just leave them there until her nap is over.

... 8 days post-partum you haven't even cooked a meal yet (thank you friends!!).
... two loads of dishes have been done in those same 8 days.
... you finally swept the floor for the first time since coming home from the hospital 6 days ago. Mopping is almost laughable.

... you spend an hour looking for the dirty diaper that is making your house smell. Is it from the older kid? Is it from the infant? Maybe it doesn't exist. Vacuuming didn't help. Febreeze didn't help. In the end you end up thinking, what if it's YOU who actually smells like a dirty diaper?!

... your first born's hands just entered the fish bowl for the first time causing the dining room chairs to be upturned on the table. So much for using furniture as furniture.

...but at least the fish is still alive!

However, the Christmas tree IS up the day after Thanksgiving. You can see where my priorities are.

8 comments:

Ted said...

My poor wifey! She thinks she smells bad! I better get home quick and see if it is true. Maybe after I smell her, I will make her shower? Who knows??

kelly said...

Please DO make me shower. Stinky or not, it would do me a world of good. Everything looks better when you're fresh from the shower. :)

... And if it clears up the smell, we'll consider it a coincidence.

Amy Sprinkle said...

At least Gwenna likes to share.

I just enjoyed reading a book in the bath this evening while Wes took care of the fussy baby. Bathing was never this enjoyable until it represented time to yourself.

Heather said...

Ah, the goal of actually showering! I consider it a good day if that happen, and the rest is just gravy.

RR said...

Kelly,
Yes Tessa had her baby. We are now the proud grandparents of two beautiful girls. Alais was born one week ago today and is doing very well. Your little one is so cute. I bet you are being kept on your toes by your two girls. Enjoy every minute, they go by so fast.

mary watts said...

Kelly Andre pointed out an interesting thing about the picture(Isent it to her) It is Gwenna sharing her "green monster" you know like her envy.

kelly said...

first of all, it's a frog. second, at least she's sharing... :)

Erin said...

You are my hero! You'll have to teach me all of the tricks for being a mom of two when my time rolls around.