Life with a new baby and toddler has been a whirlwind. I expected it to be easier this time around seen as we already had a baby. We had already gone through the grind. But low and behold, the baby arrived and I found myself bewildered. How do I get the baby to latch properly? Is it wind or is it colic? What routine did we use for Gabriel? Question after question after question. Though these questions were similar to the ones I had when Gabriel was born. I didn’t expect my bewilderment to take over me like it did when Lee went offshore for the first time.
HOW THE HELL DO I DO IT?
Holy crap! How do I bath and dry both kids? What do I do with Gabriel when I am feeding and putting Fabien to sleep ( which could take ages)? How do I cook dinner during the witching hour? I felt utterly useless. Luckily for me, the anticipation of being alone with both kids was harder than the reality. And I found that it was in fact a lot easier than I had thought. Though admittedly a challenge nonetheless.
So here is my little vlog documenting my first day solo parenting a baby and toddler while my husband was offshore. ( Equipped with the obligatory tired mum face and frantic running about that most family vloggers seem to all have in common 😂) I realised that keeping a balance between the baby’s routine and my toddlers routine was the biggest challenge of them all. And that being organised and prepared was going to be essential for me in the future if I was going to keep my sanity. However I am optimistic and feel that anything can be done with the right frame of mind. Even though at first it may be daunting. After all, women have been doing it for decades. So check out my lighthearted vlog and let me know your thoughts in the comments.
MY NEW CHANNEL
NOTE: This video is a bit dated. Partly because I don’t know what I am doing with this vlogging thing. Also because I just didn’t get around to finishing the editing until not long ago. I am new to this side of social media and am dabbling as a small hobby so any advice or suggestions are always welcome.