Child number 3 has been born! 5 weeks has whizzed by and I'm loving having little Zachary around. It's tough having three children so close together but I'm finding the transition from 2 to 3 children much easier than from 1 to 2... so far. Miss E started pre-school in January and most of the Mums ask me how I'm doing and usually end up saying something like "Wow, you're Superwoman. I couldn't do it." But am I? And could they?
When I found out I was pregnant with number 3, I wasn't sure how I was going to cope. Master T had just turned 1 (literally a week before I took the test) and I was already around 9 weeks pregnant. That's a small age gap in my opinion! And Miss E wasn't 3 at that point either. Gosh, what the heck was I going to do when another came along?! The thought of having another baby as 'difficult' as Master T was terrifying but I kept telling myself that I have a fantastic group of friends and family around me and that they would help me if I needed them. And also that I'd survived once, I could survive again.
So number 3 has arrived - Zachary came a week early and weighed a hefty 9lb 1oz! He mostly seems to fit in with whatever is happening in our lives and I certainly don't feel like Superwoman. I'm just rolling along, taking little steps and moving three children around from place to place. I certainly don't have any special powers and I'm pretty sure that I'm slipping somewhere. I rarely cook a good meal these days and the eldest two are lucky if I remember to brush their teeth in the morning. I have friends that are definitely Superwoman, that keep the house perfect, cook good meals every night, do arts and crafts with the chidlren frequently, go out on play dates and are generally just amazing, plus a whole lot more. I don't know how they do it!
But can anyone do what I'm doing right now? Yes! Those Mums that think they couldn't are wrong. They absolutely can and they absolutely would if they were in my position. I'd probably be calling them Superwoman too.