Three’s a crowd?

ritaHi there!  Modern Mama is officially back and a lot has changed since you last heard from me. I’m now a mom of three!!  I have to admit that I was very nervous for the transition from two to three, but, so far, it hasn’t been too bad.

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Here some tips on how I have coped with the transition and managed to remain (mostly) sane.

Use my experience to my advantage.

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I’ve been through the newborn phase before, so I know that it can be really tough. I try to remind myself that it’s okay to let the baby fuss for a few minutes while I make lunch or get the dishes put away.  I also try to let the older girls figure out their differences between themselves before I interfere.

Give up on my vision of perfection.

This means letting the house stay a little messier than normal, reheating leftovers for dinner, and letting the older girls pick out their own clothes (even if they clash and are put on completely backwards, at least they are dressed!).

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Ask for help.

I have my neighbor come two mornings a week to help me out.  Whether this means I organize the house, go get a manicure, fit in a workout, or grocery shop, I really appreciate the help and the time to myself.

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Put my baby carrier to good use.

One of the only things I purchased for the arrival of this baby was the Ergo Baby Carrier.  Quinn REALLY likes to be held.  All the time.  So, this carrier has come in really handy.  I use it on a daily basis and it helps me to get things done AND keep baby happy.

ergoTry to enjoy every moment.

The girls won’t be young forever and while there are bad days where I wish I wasn’t needed, I know I will miss the days of changing diapers, wiping dirty faces, and filling juice cups.

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In a month that’s all about love, I can honestly say that I am loving being a mom to three and this Valentine’s Day I will celebrate not only with my man, but also with my three little loves.

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Rita Martin

After attending college at East Stroudsburg University, Rita remained in the area to begin working at Sanofi Pasteur as a laboratory analyst, and to stay close to her college sweetheart. Rita and Blake are now happily married and have expanded their family with two beautiful little girls, ages three and one. Rita has since left the pharmaceutical industry and now enjoys staying at home with her children. Follow along as she sorts through the daily challenges of parenthood while trying to find time for marriage, fitness, and style.

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Rita Martin

After attending college at East Stroudsburg University, Rita remained in the area to begin working at Sanofi Pasteur as a laboratory analyst, and to stay close to her college sweetheart. Rita and Blake are now happily married and have expanded their family with two beautiful little girls, ages three and one. Rita has since left the pharmaceutical industry and now enjoys staying at home with her children. Follow along as she sorts through the daily challenges of parenthood while trying to find time for marriage, fitness, and style.