The featured blogger this week is Jennifer of Blessed Be God! Jennifer is the proud MoM of 3 year old Hailey, 22 month old Jackson, and 8 month old identical girls, Maysen and Maelle.
What made you decide to start a blog?
In the very beginning I just wanted a place for my Grandma to see cute pictures of my daughter and be able to watch her grow up, since I don’t get to see her as much as I would like.
You’ve had 4 kids in 2 1/2 years, which pregnancy was the most challenging, and which was the easiest?
My twin one was definitely the most challenging, I had to wean my son at 10 months, because my twins weren’t thriving and neither was he and that was the most emotionally difficult thing and then I was on modified bedrest at 28 weeks and on full bedrest at 34 weeks and that was incredibly “physically” hard with 2 little ones that needed me to do everything for them. My son- my second pregnancy- was probably my easiest. Even though he was my biggest baby, I felt so great the whole time I carried him and he surprised me and came a week early!!
Were you surprised when you found out your 3rd pregnancy was twins?
I was incredibly shocked. The pregnancy itself was a surprise and then to find out that there were two babies was over the top shock, I actually thought my doctor was kidding and told him that it wasn’t a funny joke!
What advice could you offer to other families with 4 or more kids under 3?
Laugh when you wanna cry, relax your expectations- you’re not gonna be able to get a lot of stuff done, your house is not gonna be perfect, you’re never gonna have enough time in the day and you have to be ok with that, enjoy your kids and embrace the craziness.
What is your favorite thing to do as a family?
Take walks or bike rides.
What would you do with one child free hour in your day?
Sleep or maybe just sit in a quiet place and drink my coffee without reheating it 500 times.
What question, or questions, do you have for the other families in the community?
When did you put your twins in separate beds? Did you ever?? For right now (they’re 8 months) I have both girls in one crib and I’m wondering if I need to worry about moving them at some point or if they’ll be ok sharing a bed until they move into toddler beds or a double bed at some point.
How do you deal with your other kids not getting the attention that the twins get? I feel like everyone we meet wants to see the twins and hold the twins and has something to say about them and sometimes my other 2 get left out and I’m not quite sure how to deal with it. Thank you!!
Be sure to leave your answers to Jennifer’s questions in the comment section and then head over to Blessed be God to leave some bloggy love!