It’s now been 4 weeks (well, 4 weeks tomorrow) of having 3 littles aged 3 and under. Chaos. Yep. I said it. Utter chaos.
Let me preface this by saying I love being a mom. I know this is what I was put on this Earth to do. It is a blessing and I don’t take it for granted. But…these 4 week have been hard.
The twins have never been away from me for more than a few hours at a time so after I returned home from being in the hospital for 6 nights, they haven’t let me out of their sight. They have been fighting with each other more than ever and not listening when I try to discipline.
I have cried. Tears of pain. Tears of exhaustion. Tears of frustration. Tears of guilt. I’ve pretty much been a hot mess.
I know I’m not alone though. That’s what comforts me. I’m not alone and if you are feeling this way too, you are not alone. Parenting is hard. Having babies is hard. Bringing a newborn home and trying to acclimate your other littles to this new life is hard. This season is hard. But that’s just what it is: a season. And seasons change. And they change so quickly.
One day at a time. That’s all we can do. With grace from God and from ourselves, we get through it.
So, to all you mamas out there who lock themselves in the bathroom for a few minutes to compose yourselves, remember you are not alone and you will get through it. We’ll do it together.