Precious, sweet, CALM baby…what a blessing you are! After your entrance into the world, I wondered how you’d react to the noises, lights and busy, busy world you were born into. Since Audrey was a relatively easy newborn, I didn’t think I could get lucky a second time.
But I sure did! I know there is PLENTY of time for you to make me eat my words, but these first two weeks have really been wonderful. You eat. You sleep. You poop. That’s about it! You tolerate your big sister’s hugs and pokes, you don’t even stir when your doggie brother barks at the delivery trucks outside our door and you only put up the smallest of stinks when we’re giving you a bath or changing your diaper.
The nights are the hardest so far and even they are pretty easy compared to what a lot of moms go through. Until we find out if you are back up to your birth weight this week, the doctors have asked me to feed you at least every three hours, which means I’m setting alarms and waking you up. While you are a very, very good and HAPPY eater, you don’t much care for going back to sleep once you’ve finished. So your bleary-eyed mom is trying to get as much sleep in between feedings as possible, and getting an hour or so on the couch before we all go up to bed.
You were bigger than Audrey at birth but somehow you seem smaller. You are already showing a lot of strength in your neck — you really don’t mind tummy time, and it’s paying off! — but you’re still a floppy little thing. Since Grammy and Grampy have been here, you’ve spent a lot of time in someone’s arms, which you LOVE. And when you’re not being held, I’m usually wrapping you up in a carrier. I love wearing you!
Life as a family of four is already feeling pretty awesome. Overwhelming, loud, sometimes challenging (and we haven’t even had to do it all on our own yet — Grammy is here for another few days!) but also, pretty complete. Daddy and I love you so much and your big sister is so, so happy to have you around.
Please stay calm, happy and healthy.