We are deep in it, people! I thought I’d send a little dispatch from Babytown in true time, to let you know how we’re adjusting as a party of 4. It is wild and great and totally scary and totally remarkable. Here’s what’s been going on.
SLEEP This is everyone’s 1st query! Are we sleeping? Well, we have a newborn so we’re not exactly luxuriating in our beds for hours on end. But yes, this infant does let us sleep! She wakes to consume about each and every three-4 hours at evening, so I get a couple of two-three hour chunks of sleep and Ryan gets a small a lot more. When I can’t maintain my eyes open after I feed her, I hand her off to Ryan to get her back to bed. The beauty of this babe is that she truly only wakes at night when she’s hungry, and she’s pretty effortless to get back down. I have memories of walking and shushing with henry for hours on end his first few weeks. We nevertheless require to nail down a morning routine with getting her and Henry both up and fed and clothed at the starting of the day (not to mention receiving mom and dad showered!), but we’ll get there.
Consuming I’ve been blessed with two babes who have taken to nursing truly properly. She eats like a champ from her extremely first latch a few minutes following she was born. In the meantime, I want to eat every little thing in sight I forgot how starving I get when I’m breastfeeding.
HENRY Yet another factor we get asked all the time is how Henry is handling the new child. And I’m so content to say (and knocking on all the wood) that he’s been an absolute dream. I was sort of worried because he’s approaching these terrible twos and is prone to tantrums and big feelings these days. But when it comes to Maggie, he’s gentle, sweet, curious, generous. It’s incredible to watch him fall in love with her a small bit far more every single day, and it tends to make me so glad that they are siblings. There’s something truly specific there. (Side note: It ain’t all sweet. We did have one particular main meltdown exactly where Henry was convinced that he need to be sitting in Maggie’s carseat.)
TWO BABES And finally, how the heck is it to suddenly juggle two youngsters? It’s challenging, yo. It is even tough appropriate now and Mags is nonetheless sleeping most of the time. So it’s only gonna get tougher. Proper now we are both taking some time off of work and so we always have two sets of grownup hands to deal with the kiddos. But throughout the couple of times that I’ve been alone with each of them, my brain type of spins with the possibilities of almost everything that could go awry when a toddler and a newborn each have big requirements and demands. There was 1 time I was alone, Maggie was crying since she needed to be put down for a nap, Henry was crying due to the fact he wanted to be picked up and read books, and there was no explaining to him that if he could wait for about 60 seconds I would be able read with him. I really like that our kids are reasonably close in age (22 months specifically), but with a toddler that age there’s extremely tiny reasoning or logic. So you have to discover ways to help him recognize about waiting, patience, and all that. BUT. There are small moments exactly where I can see how it will all fit together one day soon, and I totally love rolling with our squad of four. It feels complete, and so great.
SWEET MARGUERITE As a tiny individual, Maggie is amazing. She’s quite mellow and only cries when she demands some thing. When she gets it, she’s chill again. She’s quite alert and has these vibrant eyes that appear at you and you really feel like she knows factors. She’s got a completely expressive face and often looks at me like grownups do. When she sneezes or hiccups she sounds like a dog’s squeaky toy. She likes listening to me sing (which is a lot more than I can say for her brother, ahem), is a tummy time champ, and has weirdly lengthy feet. At two and a half weeks she’s grown an inch in length and place on about a pound and a half. That is tough work, yo!
So that is all from Babytown for now! Remain tuned for far more updates on this wild, standard, great life. xoxo