Thursday, May 26, 2011

It's Starting To Become Fun

The first four months of having baby # 2 (Samara) in the house were really difficult. I had to deal with:
With all these things going on, no wonder I'm tired.

But, even though I am really tired, I've noticed that having two kids is starting to become more fun. Ari and Samara are beginning to interact, and it's really cute. The other day, I put Samara in the stroller. It was her first time in it, as I usually carry her in The Moby Wrap or The Ergo Baby Carrier. Ari got a kick out of seeing his little sister in the stroller as opposed to on my chest.

Note: It was really hot that day; that's why Ari is squinting and Samara has no clothes on!
He had fun pushing Samara in the stroller for a few blocks, until he got tired and said:
"I wanna go in there!" And pointed to the stroller where Samara was sitting, contentedly staring at her feet.

He wants Samara to do everything he does. The other day, I was goofing around, and I put a Dixie Cup on Ari's head. He demanded that Samara have one on "his" head too. No matter what I tell him, Ari still calls Samara he.

When I ask Ari "what are Ari and Samara doing in this picture?" He says "Being Silly!"

My next goal, with regard to the kids, is to get Ari to sleep in his own bed. He still co-sleeps with me, and I haven't had any luck getting him to sleep at night in his own room. He will nap by himself, but night time continues to be a challenge with regard to sleeping solo. I asked him if he'd like to share a room with Samara. I thought he would feel less lonely at night if they slept in the same room. I told him that my brother and I shared a room when we were small. Ari's response:
"Oh, you mean when Samara gets older?" I clarified.
"Yeah...later!" He reiterated.

I am happy to report that things are getting a little easier around here, and slightly more fun.

When did the transition from having one kid to two get easier for you? Oh! That rhymed! Also feel free to comment on the silly pictures.


  1. Sarah, as a bit of advice, please don't put them in the same room yet. I don't think she's old enough to be unsupervised with a toddler and if they are together then he'd be alone with her in the night and morning. Kids that age don't understand their own strength and accidents have happened, so I think it's best to be with Samara for a while still.

    I'm glad he agrees! Lol. I also love that they are starting to play together!! That's a really nice part of having two! :)

  2. Don't worry Cords, I won't. :). I should clarify, I was thinking more in the future, like when she's crawling/almost walking, like six months down the line. You know, when she's more of a person, like almost a year. Does that make sense? Or do you think that's still too young. I don't know!

  3. OMg you have gone through SO MUCH in the last months!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love that you're little duo is all palsy walsy ;)(

  4. I LOVE that I have two children who are 22 months apart. They fight at times, but they are also each others BFFs. I love how authentic and honest their relationship is. I'm not a fan of fighting, but I hope that they will always find a way to be candid with one another and tell the truth so that they always know where they stand. In a world of mean girl politics they NEED each other like that in order to navigate the minefields. I'm an only child and seeing how my girls interact convinces me that, as far as children go, two are definitely better than one.

  5. Audra- That is so great to hear and it gives me tremendous hope. Ari still goes through phases of jealousy with Samara.


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