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.
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!