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I’m back!

Thanks for sticking with Mini Piccolini while I took a few weeks off after the (slightly earlier than expected) arrival of the new addition to our family: Little Baby L!

Everything has gone really well. Baby L is a delight and Little A is adjusting to his new reality really really well.

So many people told us that having two children is not twice as hard as one, it’s more like three times as hard. But so far, that hasn’t been our experience at all. Granted, my mum is still here, so we have an extra pair of adult hands ready to hop in and change a diaper, hold a baby or make dinner. And my husband is still home on paternity leave for another week, so things might feel a little different going forward. But for now, I would say that life with two kids under two years old is pretty great. - First Day of Nursery School!

This is a big week for our family – Little A is starting nursery school. My husband is with him for the first three days of schooling in – check back later today to hear about some practical prep we’ve done for his start. Next week will be a quiet one with Little A hopefully adjusting to nursery school and managing his first week being there on his own. And it will give my husband a chance to spend some time with the new baby before returning to work. And then after that we will be in a whole new routine with Little A in nursery school for most of the day, Baby L and I nursing, walking and managing the home front before picking up Alec in the afternoons, and Dad back at work.

Since nursery school at Little A’s age is mostly about play (though of course there are some learning elements to it), I’m planning to line up some fun learning activities for him to get into in the afternoons, if we’re not just hanging out at the park. I’m also keen to finish up Baby L’s nursery (which has been functioning as a little guest room for my parents since he was born). And I need to get really organized about meal planning, grocery shopping, and just managing our home life now that there are four of us. So there will be lots of fun stuff on Mini Piccolini this autumn!

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  1. shehnaz
    Posted August 23, 2012 at 19:41 | Permalink

    beautiful to see your family of four! and so great to hear that you are loving being that. I am sooo happy for you Mina that all of this has been such a joyful experience! it’s totally awesome to read your sheer positivity, joy, and appreciation of all that you are living.


  2. Posted August 24, 2012 at 06:59 | Permalink

    Thank you for sharing. Pure bliss. For me, going from one child to two children was an emotional adjustment; going from two children to three was strategic. Even though, of course, there were strategies needed but I had forgotten to factor in the fact that babies sleep and this gave me more time for our first born, than I had expected. I found that I was able to have precious time with our older (first born) and through this natural progression, we were all able to adjust to the new size of our family throughout the first months with baby. I wish you the same! Lovely guys

  3. JuLe
    Posted August 24, 2012 at 09:41 | Permalink

    Soo cute! Wish you all the best!

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