Munchkin has been extra snuggly lately (which is saying something) and one night recently as she snuggled and fell asleep in my arms, I realized how much I had missed that. I loved it when Munchkin was a baby and would fall asleep in my arms or on my chest. There is nothing as peaceful as watching your child sleep in your arms. Nothing was as important as the snuggle time either. The chores still got done eventually but the kiddo isn’t that little anymore. I’m so glad I got those snuggles while I could! I’m looking forward to having another little squish to cuddle. We’re a cuddly family so we’re hoping that Punkin likes to cuddle and snuggle too. I don’t think snuggling my kiddos will ever get old!
Of course, as I laid there with my two year old looking forward to cuddling another baby, I started to feel overwhelmed and a little sad. It’s going to be totally different with Punkin than it was with Munchkin. First of all, there’s Munchkin. I’ll have a almost two and a half year old running around, which I didn’t have last time. She’ll want to be fed and cuddled her self (she’s a HUGE cuddlebug.) Then last time DH wasn’t working and he was home a lot. This time he’s probably only taking a week off of work, plus he’s in school full time. So there will be days that he’s barely around. Thankfully that will only be for about a month but what a rough first month it could be! My mom will be around too, to help. I know she’ll be a huge help. I’m still a little worried that I won’t get a lot of snuggle time with Punkin but we’ll take it as it comes. I’m hoping to find little pockets of time to really be in the moment with Punkin. (I have no idea how to do this with two kids…any advice from those of you that have done this before?!?)
I think I’ll (try to) take the advice I was given when I had Munchkin and that I have since given to others: The dishes and laundry and cleaning will keep. You baby won’t! Snuggle that baby because they grow so fast. I’m hoping Munchkin won’t get too jealous and that I’ll be able to snuggle them both at the same time. Two arms for two little girls and a heart overflowing with love for both of them.