In a matter of two short weeks, our life has changed. Sure, we’ve had the usual life changes … sleep deprivation, a messier house and more laundry. But, we’ve also been so blessed to have two wonderful children. Our life is sweeter. We’ve had an amazing support system and we’re so thankful to our friends and family.
All about Sabrina:
She loves, loves, loves her baby brother and she was just born to be a big sister. I’m so thankful we were able to bless her with a sibling. She would snuggle him all day if we’d let her. She is constantly helping — patting him when he cries, getting blankets, picking out his outfits and of course, she’s present at all diaper changes. She is so compassionate and loving towards him. When he cries, she tells him she loves him and that he’s okay. I do feel like a broken record telling her to be gentle, or to keep a little bit of distance. She likes to be nose-to-nose with him at all times. I suppose his first cold will appear much sooner than I’d like. Her first week at school was hard for her — poor thing, her life changed just as quickly as ours did. I’ve felt such mommy guilt — but thankfully, each day I see more and more of my sweet Sabrina. She’s still enjoying gymnastics, swimming and any play date that takes us to the park.
All about Tyler:
We had Tyler’s two-week appointment today. He was born at 7 pounds, 12 ounces and at his first appointment was down to 7 pounds, 5 ounces. Thankfully today he was at 8 pounds, 6 ounces. He still looks so little to me. He’s still a little jaundiced. We’re hoping it goes away before next week or he’ll have to have some kind of medical intervention. We spend our days snuggling. He’s not much for the swing or the bouncer chair — he likes to be in his mommy’s arms and I love it. I love these newborn snuggle days. His nights are a new adventure each night — he’s done a few five hour stretches and he’s also had nights where he wakes up every three hours to eat. I suppose consistency in sleep will happen eventually but for now, he snuggles in bed with me and he nurses back to sleep. He’s a champion eater — although he’s much like a barracuda. He likes tummy time and being in the moby wrap.
All about Mama:
I’m not quite 100% recovered, but I’m darn close. I’m having a hard time letting go of the laundry piling up and the dishes in the sink. I do my best to take naps during the day but sometimes I forgo sleep in order to have my clean house back. I am having a hard time remembering to eat each day. For some reason, I feel more relaxed at this stage of the game than I did four years ago. Tyler has been on play dates, to target, the grocery store … he’s a little go-baby.
All about Daddy:
I’m not sure he’s quite 100% recovered either … lack of sleep and trying to work full time and keep a sane mind has to be difficult. At least I can stay in my pajamas all morning if I want … but he has to get up and get his day started — which includes getting Sabrina dressed. He also makes breakfast for both Sabrina and me. Then, he’s at work all day trying to make the doughnuts. Being a dad is hard work.