Lately, I’ve been having very dreamy parenting moments (knock on wood and say a few prayers as soon as I type this it’s sure to change). My girls are at a sweet age right now and I am loving their bond. As I am expecting baby number three this Christmas, I know we are headed toward change once more in our family dynamic so I am savoring this relatively relaxing time of parenting.
At this point, I’ve been a SAHM for five years, which really has flown by. I now have a kindergartener and a preschool aged child and so I feel like I’ve moved into a slightly different category of parenting, the I don’t have a baby anymore category. Cue, me missing having a baby and now I’m seven months pregnant. What’s interesting is that I always wondered how it would be to have two kids that weren’t in the baby stage and I have to admit, I love the baby stage but this stage is so much fun!
The girls are both potty-trained, sleep through the night, can carry on conversation and have little separation anxiety these days. It’s so much fun because my five year old, almost six, helps her sister so much, she teaches her many practical social skills she brings home from school, assists her in picking snacks, and they play well and converse together. They are on the same schedule which is oh so amazing. They go to bed together and wake up together, and after years of not sleeping through the night, I finally am sleeping a full eight hours. I thought it would never happen, but it did.