Let’s be real here, being a third time mom is probably going to be a gong show. Well…at least for the first couple of months. Not only is it a change for me but it will also be a whole new world for Jayden and Abel, where they’re both adjusting to their new roles of being big brothers.
We’re hoping that PlaytexBaby’s new DC Super Friends™ mealtime sets help Abel easily transition into “big bro” status. He’s obsessed with anything superhero, so these new sets are definitely on high rotation in our house. If you love PlaytexBaby like we do then keep scrolling for a great deal below!
I’m definitely no home maker and every fiber in my being is screaming “oh god, why are you doing this to yourself again?!”. Because, I’m crazy and you’re crazy and that’s why you’re reading this ;). As a #PlaytexMom, I’ve learned to celebrate the unexpected and boy are we ever!
Being mentally ready has been a major part of preparing for the new baby. I know, that I have to be in the right state of mind to welcome and accept the chaos. As of this moment, I am. Though, I do know that it will be an uphill battle once baby makes his/her appearance.
After much thought and consideration, I’ve been able to pinpoint 6 things that I’ll totally be okay with when I become a third time mom.
Not having a clean house
Yeah this. Unfolded laundry, and piles of dishes are going straight out the window for the first few months. I have already accepted that I will be hiring help at least once a month. Every penny spent, will be worth my sanity.
Not Documenting every milestone
Oh god, I can’t even keep up with how many weeks pregnant I am, the last thing I want to do is document every single milestone for this new baby. Every poop, every sneeze, every movement will not be documented. Sorry baby, you’re getting the short end of the stick. Mommy still loves you though.
Saying yes to help and Saying no to unwanted visitors
I’m more than happy to accept help from family and friends. What I can’t accept is the array of unwanted visitors. If you come over to watch the baby while I sleep, that’s another story. Also, visitors with misbehaved children will be told to leave.
Making time for me
This goes back to mental health. If I’m not being mentally stimulated or mentally “full”, then I won’t be able to be the best version of me. Taking “time out” days are extremely important for any mom. Your sanity is priceless.
Being perfectly imperfect
Raising a happy and healthy is my number one priority. Being the perfect mother is not my goal, however, being the best version of myself, for the sake of my children is. PlaytexBaby supports every decision you make, as long as it’s with your baby’s health and happiness in mind!
Spending quality time with each child
Life is busy, so is motherhood. Making time for each of my children is extremely important. If that means taking twenty minutes every few days to go the basketball court with Jayden or scheduling ten minutes to read to Abel at bedtime, then that’s what I’ll have to do! Building in a time where they can both use their imagination makes reading and playing extra fun for all of us.
Turns outs, PlaytexBaby also recognizes the importance of early childhood literacy as much as I do and have this fabulous new program. As a part of their new #PlaytexReads program, anytime you purchase a children’s book from Amazon.ca, you will receive $5.00 off of a select PlaytexBaby product beginning March 29 through April 26, 2017! Exclusions apply please refer to Amazon.ca for more details.
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