I wanted to put a little post together with some of the things that have changed with baby #3...
-I have to re-think routines. Bath time takes longer because I have to bath the boys in the tub and Evangeline in the sink.
-We had to get a new car seat for Andrew so we could fit 3 car seats in one row. We have two back seats as well, but I worry about a rear collision with one of them being back there.
-I used to be fine with 1 shopping cart. They would both ride, Andrew would ride and Christopher would walk or they would both walk. For now I have Christopher walk and Andrew and the baby ride. Only thing that doesn't work for is grocery shopping when I need a lot of room in the cart. I'm stuck using the "car" carts and they are HUGE and such a hassle.
-In a small way I feel like were starting over with a baby. Both boys were mobile, off baby food, out of high chairs, done with baby equipment (ex. swing) and can communicate when something is wrong.
-Keeping them all quiet for Mass has been difficult, but that's nothing new it's x3 now! :0
-I have a child that needs my attention 24/7. The boys are able to entertain themselves, play with each other, get many of the things they need without my help. Evangeline needs me to do everything for her.
-Before I was able to get away with NOT bringing a stroller. About 97% of the places we went I didn't bother to bring it and just had the boys walk. Now I have to bring one and figure out who I want to ride in it.
-I used to be an "all boy mom" but that has changed. Sometimes I'm sad I don't belong to that group anymore.
We're still adapting to the changes. We all love her so much, so that has made the process easier :)