are we really ready for this?

Three kids age 4 and under. We definitely planned this, don't get me wrong, but there have been many times recently that we have asked this ourselves this question. Or even more so, "are we really crazy enough to be doing this?!"
These boys keep us on our toes. As soon as I think we have an awesome sleep routine, they switch it up. Griffin has been waking up again in the middle of the night again thanks to his double ear infection from a week ago. I'm all about letting him cry, but y'all, he is LOUD. Loud enough to wake up his brother even though we use sound machines. Grayson has entered the phase of occasional night terrors. Between the two of them, there has been a lot of lost sleep around here recently.
A few nights ago we even ended up with both boys in our bed. Never happening again. Ben & I both looked at each other the next morning wondering what in the world would happen when we threw a nursing newborn into the mix. So, I ask myself, "are we really ready for this?!"
I guess the answer is no. I don't think you are ever really 100% "ready" when it comes to welcoming a new baby into the world. Excited? Absolutely. Over the moon excited. But ready? Ha, after the past week of sleepless nights, I am not so sure!
I have been getting really sentimental about the boys being so close recently. They are best friends and I love that so much. Of course they fight but they love each other fiercely. It makes me that much more excited to see Cheney added to the mix. I think Grayson and Griffin will be awesome big brothers to their baby sister. My heart feels like it may explode when I see the boys being sweet to each other; I don't know how it will handle another sweet baby! This is the part that makes me think that we CAN do this & it will be just fine. Just like when we added Griff to our family.
We may be tired & we probably are a little crazy, but we are as ready as we can be. I have just adopted the motto that I will sleep when I'm dead. At least there is always a cute reason as to why I'm tired!


emily said...

I'm not sure one is ready for a baby, whether it be the first or 15th! You are an awesome mom and will rock 3 under 4!

Jen Watts said...

You GOT this momma! Seriously. And you can always ship me G or Griff! Love you! And EEP! Still so excited!

yorks said...

Trust me, you will NEVER be ready!! and I am with you on the sleep and the two boys in our bed! But...it is FUN!!