I'm Not Gonna Lie - xoxo Rebecca

I'm Not Gonna Lie

Just like the title states... I'm not going to lie. 
Being a mommy of three is very hard work. Especially when two of those three are babies
I have had the hardest time keeping up with life since my third child was born just two months ago. My blog has been seriously neglected and I hate that cause I seriously LOVE blogging and writing posts and sharing and commenting on other's blogs. But life hasn't allowed me at all to do the simple things like that, that I enjoy. 

I thought having one child was hard. Having two was making me feel a bit crazy LOL. I was exhausted from no sleep since my second has sleep issues. But now having three children, life completely revolves around them. Before I know it, the day is over. But not exactly. My two youngest {who are both babies} don't sleep. Or are on totally opposite schedules. I can never seem to get one sleeping or calm at the same time the other one is.

So I'm up 24/7 with one or both. I have only been a stay at home mom for 14 months now and still trying to figure it all out. I'm so used to being the working parent. I love staying home with my kids. But when they don't sleep or just give you a break at all, it's exhausting.

I have never been the type to do a schedule with kids. Or just a schedule for myself in general. I just happen to always have taken life as it is and just go with the moment. So trying to work on a schedule is hard for me. Very hard. I have been trying to get the babies to sleep around the same time. Yet, it really doesn't work. Once I get one asleep, I sit and try to put the other to bed. Once that baby is sleeping, the other one wakes up. And it keeps rotating that way every time. I'm glad my oldest is seven years old. So she is pretty independent when it comes to certain things. So that does help. And she helps a lot.

I sometimes forget that she is still a child and ask her to do more then what I think she should be doing. But if I didn't have her, I don't know what I would do. I hear most parents say that they hate when their kids have a day off of school or when the weekend comes or are happy when school breaks are over. But for me, those are my favorite days. I love having my daughter home with me. Not only for her help but because up until a year ago, I was working so much, I missed a lot of time with her. She had been in childcare since she was 5 weeks old.

I got to miss spending a lot of time with her and some fun things that babies and small children do. I only got to hear about them. So when she is home, I really do love it. Even though she now refers to me as the "mean mom"...I know she still loves me and I love her so much. She is really a great kid even though I can get very frustrated with her because she's becoming her own person now.

How do you handle it all? My biggest challenge is trying to keep them quiet during the day because my husband works over nights so he has to sleep all day. It's the worst I tell you. I hate it so much. It's so hard to keep two little ones from crying, screaming, yelling, and doing everything else little ones do.

If my husband worked during the day, it would be so much easier I think. I wouldn't have to try and keep everyone as quiet as possible and actually get housework done during the day as well. Once it starts warming up, I think we will be able to get out of the house more which will help with the noise. But it's so stressful with him working at night. Since he sleeps during the day and gone all night, I'm taking care of the kids 24 hours a day with almost no help except when my oldest is home from school. But I get no sleep or naps during the day and no sleep at night. It's very hard to function with no sleep. I can tell you that!

Who else knows what's like to be a mommy? Raise your hands!

xoxo Rebecca