I’m going to attempt to participate in Navigating the Mothership’s Week in the Life series even though it is hard to find time to post right now!
Aiden is 4 weeks today and at this point it seems pretty normal having him here. Definitely much more tired than usual though, especially at the end of these days now that it’s mostly just me and both kids all day.
But in general, it’s been a lot easier going from 1 to 2 kids than it was going from zero to 1. (So many people say the opposite!) For a few reasons:
-He’s a very easy baby. No health issues, no breastfeeding issues, not even one period of time where he’s cried for more than a couple minutes without being easily soothed. He loves the ergo carrier and will go from crying to asleep in seconds when we put him in there. Much different than Jane at 3 weeks!
-Jane continues to be a really well behaved 3.5 year old. She’s shown no jealousy at all towards the baby. The only very minor thing was asking to sleep in our bed a couple nights, but we just said no and she went to sleep in her own as usual.
-I’ve realized with the second child, you’re already used to being interrupted constantly and not having a lot of time to yourself, so it’s not such a big deal to just have… some extra interruptions.
-I already have my stay at home mom routine down. Nothing in life has changed except carrying around one little extra person!
So that’s the very short baby #2 summary. Onto Day in the Life! Today was such a typical Sunday.
7:30: We all wake up really slow…
12:30: After we all hang out at home again awhile, I take off for a walk with Jane (Aiden in the ergo) to look at a couple open houses. Our friends stop by and we play in the yard for awhile. Sooo gorgeous out today and I’m always extra warm I think partly from post-partum hormones, but also from wearing the ergo.
(I took no pictures today, so here is one of us bowling last week – for our 7th wedding anniversary – I was posing with the ball trying to remember how it felt basically having that inside me just 3 weeks earlier)
4:00: Wake up, snacks, Jane goes outside to help Nathan rake leaves. I start making Black Bean & Quinoa Chili for dinner.
Not really sure where the next 4 hours go… cooking, cleaning, playing, nursing, bathtimes…
8:00: Jane gets ready for bed… somehow it’s 9:30 now and I’m working on this post and hope to bed in bed myself shortly after 10:00.
And, one of our only family shots so far – it has been true with #2 we don’t take nearly as many pics and there is no baby book yet either!