Friday, January 17, 2014

Being a mom to three {boys}: The first 6 months

A lot has changed since the last time I wrote about being a mom to three boys. Charlie is now 6 months old, and I feel like we've gotten into a pretty good groove.

The last time I wrote, I was literally spending half my day either trying to get Charlie to sleep or nursing him. It was SO hard to get anything else accomplished, and when it came to me vs. housework I was definitely losing. These days, I can usually count on Charlie to go down for a couple naps a day without much of an issue, and even Will and Sam still take an afternoon nap most days. Charlie can also self entertain himself more when he is awake, and it makes such a difference in how productive I can be. For the first time since we've been in this house (over a year now!) I finally feel like I have gained control over my house, and it feels great!

Will and Sam continue to be such great big brothers. I can always count on them to make Charlie laugh, and even they can't get over how cute he is! They love giving him hugs and kisses, bouncing him in his johnny jumper and joining him for tummy time on the floor.

Leaving the house is more of a challenge, and I definitely have had some stressed out, hold my breath, pull my hair out moments while out shopping with all three. I finally feel like I have gotten to a good place though, and am able to just let things ride. Some days we leave 2 hours later than I wanted, the boys might require more attention/discipline, Charlie will need to nurse and we end up getting home to late for naps to happen. It is what it is.

I am still in shock over the fact that I got these pictures. They in no way accurately depict real life these days. Will and Sam usually want nothing to do with getting their picture taken. I had just finished taking pictures of Charlie for his 6 month post, and I asked the boys if they could come next to Charlie for a picture (not thinking for a second it would actually happen!) But, here we have it. Some adorable pictures of my three boys! Together! And smiling!

This picture cracks me up. I wanted Sam to sit next to Will, but turns out he had a poopy diaper. His little hands on Will's shoulders kill me!

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