A New Norm…
Motherhood is a constant learning process. I basically regard it as school because everyday is a new day where you might learn something you didn’t know the day before. You’re always trying and figuring out what works and what doesn’t. There’s always an influx of information… A new perspective… A new article (thanks Facebook)… A new method…Advice from folks (wanted or unwanted)… Sometimes it’s difficult to know what is right or wrong and I’ve learned in the last 18 months of being a mama, that for me, to “go with what works” is the best policy.
When I had Aria, I tried different methods, tricks, tips, and what not. I realized the only way we were happy and sane is when I decided to do what worked for her and for my family.
Today, I decided that I would head out to the library for storytime with a two week old and an eighteen month old. While many would wince at the fact that I was taking my newborn out, I learned that this is my new norm. Two babies out and about with me. For those of you who have more, I’m sure you’ll chuckle because your norm may be 3,4,5 or more! But, I realized that I can’t do things the way I did the first time around with Aria and wait to leave the house until Rishi’s older. It’s just not fair to Aria.
I can honestly say I was scared. Worried about what if both cry at the same time… What if Aria runs in one direction and I’m trying to do something with Rishi… What if… What if… What if… Tons of thoughts but I figured I would just have to do it! And luckily we all came out just fine! SUCCESS! My new norm is one I’m sure will have its challenging moments, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Good for you for getting out! I have to get out of the house as often as possible, too. The funny thing is that one of my very first outings with both girls was to the library. We had a few tears, though, and I managed to carry a car seat AND my toddler in a football hold. Luckily the second time went much smoother 🙂