When you are on maternity leave, you spend all of your time taking care of your new little one. I spent countless hours holding, feeding, bathing, changing, kissing, and loving my little “Pinkie Pie.” (Big sister, PP, named her little sis Pinkie Pie in honor of her favorite My Little Pony.)
But, as soon as Big Sis, PP, comes home, I get to spend time with both of my girls, which has been so much fun. I absolutely love seeing my little princesses interact and entertain each other. When Pinkie Pie cries, PP, jumps in & tells her not to cry and pats her on the back (she has become a mini mommy). PP sometimes does a better job at soothing Pinkie Pie than I do! And, she has become a great helper–running & getting a bottle off of the counter, grabbing a pacifier, and finding a bib. PP is all grown up!
The other thing I loved about having more time at home is planning fun activities for PP. I fell in love with Hobby Lobby and got some great seasonal projects for PP, like painting wooden signs & making snowglobes. We even started a new hobby–jewelry making! PP loves to make bracelets and necklaces for her friends and family & I get to make a new necklace for my outfits–win, win.
I get different experiences with my girls: I love my snuggle time with Pinkie Pie and my arts & crafts time with PP. Now that I am back at work at Graco & don’t have as much time anymore during the week, I look forward to my QT with my little ladies on the weekends & the more moments we will have together.