MOM OF THREE

ON ME: THE HOME T, c/o (now available as a baseball tee!)  ||  DITTOS JEANS  ||  SIMILAR FLANNEL SHIRT  ||  CONVERSE  ||  BASEBALL HAT

ON B and F:  BASEBALL TEE  ||  SHORTS

Everyone told me that the transition from two kids to three kids was the absolute hardest. Seriously, I heard it from like ten thousand people. So over the last few months I’ve been mentally preparing for this change.

Newborns (usually) sleep so much of the day, so I know more challenging days are ahead, but since I went into this transition with a positive mindset, I’ve even surprised myself with how patient and happy I’ve been despite the constant needs of three little people mixed with sleep deprivation. When my sister, Janssen, had her third baby last year, she mentioned how much she loved having a baby in the house again, and I feel the absolute same way. There’s something about having this fresh new spirit that brings everyone together in a way nothing else could, and has really made me slow down and find a huge amount of joy in parenting all over again.

Over the last few years, my work has become increasingly busier, and that’s not changing any time soon, but I’ve found myself putting less pressure on myself to get it all done, stay up late, or answer emails right away. I’m finding myself wanting to take the kids to the park to throw the baseball, sit on the couch and read books, or kick the soccer ball around the kitchen. I’ve found myself spending more quality time with my older boys since San arrived, and my love for them has multiplied times about a million seeing them fall into their roles as big brothers to this tiny baby.

Basically that last picture up there sums up my entire life right now. I just feel so happy, content, satisfied, and thrilled to be a mom of three right now, and I’m determined to keep this mindset. There’s no greater joy than having a home with them in it.


photos by rad and happy

6 Comments

  1. Laura Blanton says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this mindset! My heart has started to want for a third child and even though it will be awhile until we have another (my youngest just turned one) this leaves me with all kinds of warm fuzzies!

  2. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    This was such a great post to read this morning! You seriously are such a great mom! We’re hoping to add baby #3 to the mix within the next year, and everyone we’ve talked to has thankfully had the same mindset as you and Janssen, which is making us pretty excited for that new baby!

    Paige

    http://thehappyflammily.com

  3. katelyn ryan says:

    such good and truthful words, that i need to remember as my little one is no longer a little baby!

    http://www.katelynryan.com

  4. holly says:

    Someone once told me that you remember how much you love your older children when you have another newborn, and I found that to be so true! My third was the best! I didn’t have post-partum depression, and he was such a good baby. It didn’t seem like a hard transition at all. Congrats on your new healthy baby boy!

  5. Janssen says:

    Isn’t that third baby like magic? I’ve loved all my babies, but I feel like I was the most able to enjoy M’s babyhood the most because I knew what I was doing and I knew how fast it would go.

    And I have had exactly the same feelings about wanting to be more engaged with all my children and back off of work a little bit.

  6. Jessica says:

    I’m so glad that you’re happy! You are such a good mom making sure that all of your boys are loved so much. 🙂
    Unique Geek

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