Our Growing Family: Twice The Chaos, Double The Love

baby

Holy 2 under 2, Batman! 😱😱

Yes, as of writing this blog, I am 27 weeks pregnant with baby number 2! πŸ€°πŸ‘Ά2️⃣

Yes, as of writing this blog, my first is barely 1 year and 3 months old. πŸ‘ΆπŸ‘£

Yes, at the time of my second child’s birth, my first son will barely be a year and a half old. πŸ‘ΆπŸ‘Ά

Yes, we (sort of) planned it this way. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

Yes, I know I’m crazy. 😝πŸ€ͺ

In all seriousness, as scared as I am of the prospect of being a SAHM to 2 under 2, at the same time, I’m happy. πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

When I was younger, I always thought that when I had children they would be spaced 2 to even 3 years apart. I thought this for a few reasons. One, to give myself a break in between, πŸ˜…Β two, to have one potty trained by the time the next came along, πŸ’©Β and three, so that I would have enough “time” with each baby before the next one. πŸ€±πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦πŸ’ž

But when I got together with my husband, he had expressed wanting multiple children close together, as close together as actual Irish Twins…😳😨😱 Who’s the crazy one now? πŸ˜‚

And while in my childfree days I thought this would be absolute lunacy, once we had our first baby, I got to rethinking. πŸ€”

Having two younger brothers, I feel that having siblings made us all better people in certain ways. We had to share, overcome fights, and look out for each other. And while things might have been rough in our early years, as we all got a little older, we all became each others’ close friends in different ways. πŸ‘«πŸ‘¬Β And since we’re spaced about 2 years apart, I feel that the closer together my kids are, the closer they will be. πŸ’•πŸ’•

Here’s hoping! πŸ™πŸ™Β I know I don’t know the future, but the more people I’ve talked to and met that have already had children in close succession, the more I heard that while it was rough at first, after a while it was the best thing that could have happened to their family. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘§

More often than not, I heard stories of siblings becoming best friends, playing with the same toys (cutting down on the “need” for more toys) and even going to school in almost the same grade so they could help each other through schoolwork and social woes. πŸ“šπŸ’¬

And the way I see it, having a sibling so close will help make Vinny more compassionate. πŸ˜ŒπŸ€—Β Since he’ll be so young when the next one comes along, having a sibling will be more of a way of life for him so he’ll be used to the concept of sharing and being kind. I’m hoping it will help shape him into a kind, compassionate soul. We’ll see when the next one comes along! πŸ™πŸ™

But every family is different! Wether you have Irish Twins or a 10 year old with your next on the way, your family is perfect. God gives us what we need. πŸ’•πŸ’žπŸ’—

So yeah, that’s about it! Later on I might have a post on how this pregnancy has been sooo different than the first. And in a not too distant future post, I’m going to touch on something a little heavy, which will explain why this announcement is so late! πŸ˜…

In the meantime, here’s some bump pictures I’ve taken to bring you up to speed. 😘



Thanks so much for reading, my gals! Next time I’ll let you know how I made my eldest’s first birthday special on a budget! 1️⃣πŸ₯³πŸ§πŸŽ‰πŸŽ

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s