Parenting is hard

Today was my hardest day of parenting yet… Nora threw tantrum after tantrum. She barely ate the entire day… I suspect she’s getting her two year molars but I couldn’t even get her to suck down Advil. And don’t even get me started on Nadia’s sleep schedule. She doesn’t go to bed for the night until 11pm and even then wakes to eat every few hours. She’s up for the day by 8am and only takes a few 15 minute naps during the day. This is so hard! And Eric tries to help when he can, but he’s busy with work, on-call for the next two weeks straight, and preparing a huge presentation he gives Thursday. Ugh. 

Okay, rant over. I’m just feeling overwhelmed. It doesn’t help I’ve been trying to get into more hobbies, like I finally unpacked my sewing machine, I watched a YouTube video on loom knitting, downloaded some ebooks on photography, signed up for beach body on demand… but now when would I actually do any of this??? I can’t even find time to update this blog! 

I love my girls so so much, but two kids under two is hard. Nora won’t officially be two until June… And Nadia is really only five months even though I’ve been caring for her for almost eight now. At the end of the day though, it’s all worth it, these smiles! Maybe I just need to learn how to prioritize my time, what to do and what can wait… I find myself with all these ideas, things I want to learn, inventions, businesses to start… But making any of them happen with two kids and a busy husband feels fairly impossible right now. 

I’ll leave you with a photo of Nadia I took a few moments ago. I hope she sleeps soon!

3 thoughts on “Parenting is hard

  1. It is hard but worth it. You need someone to come to your house or find a daycare for Nora to go to a few mornings or days a week. I can’t imagine never having a break. I miss hobbies as well trying to find the time for work, kids, exercise is all I can handle right now.

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