My new life with 3 little girls

By Rebecca

So, I’ve kept a pretty low profile for the past few months since I had Ellianna. It’s been so busy around here and I’m sure anyone who’s had 3 in less than 3 years can agree that it’s not easy. So, what’s changed? Everything and nothing! I was a mom before and I’m still a mom, but I’m busier and needed more. I feel like there are days when I’m screaming inside because I need a break and to be alone and other days I can’t get enough of these girls and want them all with me snuggling for the entire day.

Ellianna_4 mo_lowAs moms, there are so many things that we’re responsible for and have to be good at. I feel like I spend my days moderating my 3 year old and my 16 mo old because learning to share is HARD, and then there are the many tears that I wipe away because sometimes they need to be reminded that naps are important, I play nurse and remind the girls to love one another. On top of being a nurturer and a moderator, I’m also a personal chef for the girls and Ellianna’s only source of food and a house cleaner and educator. I am a storyteller and a singer. I spend time out shopping with all of the girls by myself and that for me is HARD – probably just as hard as it is for the girls to share. There are times when I have to convince myself to leave the house because honestly, to me it’s daunting to think that it’s 0˚ outside and I have to pack up the girls and put them into the carseats one by one – and then repeat that for every stop. . .and honestly sometimes I just don’t want to.

Screen Shot 2017-03-27 at 4.23.03 PMI try to spend late nights working on projects for me or cleaning. But honestly, I am so happy to snuggle with the girls at 8 o’clock and then have a few hours to just sit if I want because sitting is something I rarely get to do during the day. What type of projects? I’m usually designing something or sewing cute little outfits for the girls or doing their laundry.

I have survived 4 months with the three girls and honestly I love it! We get all kinds of comments from people who can’t help themselves when we’re out, but I’m at the point where I make my best effort to smile and think that I’m so lucky and they clearly have no clue what they’re talking about. I get to dance to the Moana soundtrack and sing all of the songs with the girls all day and play dress-up and have tea parties! I love that! I do miss getting out more, and so I’m hoping that once the weather warms up we can get out and take some walks and enjoy the fresh air.

Screen Shot 2017-03-24 at 7.59.40 PMAt the end of the day my girls are so smart and amazing and they are my life. I love doing everything for them. Sometimes it’s hard, but everything in life is hard, right? And I feel like that’s what makes us better people and it’s how we learn and grow.

As for work, I am still working, but I’m only taking a very limited number of projects. I work late at night, after the girls are asleep and I don’t have as much time as I used to have, but I really love working, so I can’t stop completely. I have considered looking into teaching classes at a college because that’s why I went to graduate school in the first place. Even if things are quiet right now, the girls are only small once and I know that as they get bigger I can build and grow my business to be really full and busy again. . .but for now I want to be with my girls and help them learn and grow.

Here is my little family back in December – minus Madeline, who is away at school.
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