|Originally posted by Jillby
Hi! I now have 3 and the biggest change for me was that every thing takes longer.getting dressed,feeding everyone,getting in the car.... and so on.
i have to agree. it does take a little longer. my first two out 16 months apart a 5 yr old and a soon to be 4 yr old, and Ella will be 4 months on the 10th
the girls are pretty loud at times, but Ella usually sleeps thru it, i think she heard them quite a bit in utero before she was born
it's starting to get warm here and the older girls are outside more with either dh or myself, one of us is still inside with ella, still to windy to be out, plus she's still is only 4 months old.but that will only last a short period of time, they grow so fast!
before we both would be outside with them.
i changed how i clean too, other than sweeping, i do almost all my cleaning when everyone is in bed.So during the day when Ella is taking a nap , i make it craft time or reading a book time with the girls,something just for them. since when Ella is awake it seems like i'm always breastfeeding, or entertaining her
the girls don't act like they are "put out" that Ella is now a pretty big part of my center of attention, but i do make a very strong effort to make time just for them.
my hubby takes them on a "daddy date" he takes them out to a restaurant and have a special time just with them. and i have left Ella with daddy and us girls have gone out, and of course we have all gone out as a family. now that it's getting warmer it will be easier to all go out, i didn't take ella out during the winter months to cold and we had a very hard winter.
congrats on your #3 on the way.