toddlers and newborns… and migraines

i would be lying if i said this kid is going with the flow around here.
in fact, i am sure he is 80% of my fatigue these days…
since he came home to meet his sister,
he has been far less cuddly, and a little more bossy.
i mean, he’s two, it’s to be expected,
and i think he’ll settle down a bit,
but seriously, the toddler/newborn combo-
who’s lame idea was this??

 he is pushing buttons, so independent,
everything is his, his turn, or something he has to do.
it means he disappears outside, jumps all over things,
distroys his room, and gets himself {sort of} dressed, runs through church,
hammers his nails next to the baby, drives trucks passed her crib…
and it means mom’s patience is dripping out slowly…
i’m running on empty here.
and the only good news is that when he gets hurt {at least 3-5 times a day}
he still asks for mommy.
and when we lay down to read books before bed, he even held my hand… once.
i know now that he’s a big kid, it will be harder to get my lovin in, 
so i cherish him when he lets me.
the rest of the time, tends to induce migraines

 i will say, this little guy loves his sister.
he is sweet with her, wants to help, and lets us know just about everything she is doing or needs {according to him}
and he is already a sweet protective big brother.
just one of the many reasons i was hoping for a boy first.
i loved having older brothers to watch out for me…

i can’t wait to see how they play when reese gets bigger.
he talks to her about it all the time.
“hi, baby, this is my truck. hi, baby, i’m drivin my car!”
“hey baby reese, wook at me, i’m your big bruder!”
in the mean time, i can hardly believe i have 2 kids,
and that one is halfway to 3. 
please don’t grow up too fast, sweet boy.
i plan to kiss you for many years to come,
so get used to it.


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I am Meg, a photographer and designer and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE projects. We blog about food and DIY adventures from sunny San Diego with our two cutie kids and have an apparel line at colormeapparel.com to keep us busy. Email me at colormemegblog@gmail.com to work with me!

5 comments on toddlers and newborns… and migraines

  1. Jennifer G
    August 12, 2013 at 4:26 pm (4 years ago)

    I'm almost there myself. I have a 3.5 year old and I'm due in 6 weeks. I'm really excited about the changes but at the same time a little unsure of what to expect from my daughter and what it will be like having two. I imagine there's no way to be prepared in the same way you don't know what it's like to have one before they're born. It will certainly be an adventure!

    • Meg Clifford
      August 12, 2013 at 4:30 pm (4 years ago)

      I hear it gets better, so I hope I didn't frighten you much! A 3.5 year old might even be a bit easier to handle too. But no, no way to prepare. I imagine 3 kids is even easier cause by then maybe the oldest is in school… or the older two can play together to stay busy…but an adventure for sure!

  2. Danielle Mathews
    August 12, 2013 at 5:16 pm (4 years ago)

    Oh Meg, I totally understand! It is really, really hard. Good news, it gets easier once the baby gets on a schedule and you have a little time to yourself. I thought having two would be hard because of a new baby, but it has been Carter that is giving me a run for my money. Good thing our boys are cute! You can do this!

  3. AngelaMuir
    August 12, 2013 at 6:39 pm (4 years ago)

    dude. 2 is freakin hard. Dumping toys, trampling everything in their wake and screaming madness when they don't get there way. i feel like half our day is spent in time out. i'm so with you. I keep telling myself that one day the close in age thing will pay off, it's just not today 🙂 keep your chin up and turn dora on, ha!

  4. Peg and Parker
    August 13, 2013 at 4:00 am (4 years ago)

    Oh how I love this little man! He is a great kid and the perfect age. I wish you and Chris and Reese the naps you need and patience to enjoy Boston as he keeps up the job of growing up. Cutest pictures, Meg!