Monday, April 28, 2008

3 Weeks

A quick update on life here now that Nathan is 3 weeks old. Mostly he still feel very new and very out of place here in our home. That being said I love him so dearly already. I forgot how soft babies are. They have that soft baby hair all over them, which makes them really cuddly. Nathan is really hot as well, especially when he sleeps.

For the moment Darryl and I have a night time routine which is working pretty well, although it will have to change soon as we miss sleeping in the same bed together. Nursing is going well, I can do it in public.

I went out with a bunch of other new mommies last Friday to an indoor play place for our 2 year olds. I found out that most of them have been leaving their kids in their dayhomes while the new babies were around. This made me feel much less guilty about Darryl and my descion to have Lucas still go to Lesley's one day a week.

Lucas continues to do really well with having his new brother around. We are slowly breaking the habit of staying upstairs while he falls asleep, which was no big deal when it was just him.

Nathan is gassy, we are trying Ovol and massage, which seem to be temporary solutions. I think things with Nathan have been a little bit easier becuase I know the bad things will go away, like the gassyiness and the not being able to tell us what's wrong.

Must run, baby needs me.



Allie said...

From the sounds of it Jenn, you are doing great. It is an adjustment of your entire life when bringing a new precious being into your life. Yet you have this amazing ability to remain grounded even if you are a little sleep deprived and perhaps overwhelmed. I had to go back and watch that video of your boys again, I think that it is so incredibly precious. You are doing great and when the moments seem tough or tiring, go back and watch it and it will give you new energy.

And, isn't this sad for it is really not long ago, but I can't remember what we gave both kids for their gassiness. Both suffered from it and Kaelen especially caused us MANY days and nights of grief because of his discomfort. If I comes to mind, I will email you.

Jenna said...

You're doing great! Also, we left Bea in daycare when we had Olivia, as we thought it would be best to keep her in her routine. I definitely think a lot of people do this, so you're not the only one.

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

pleased all is going well

Jenn said...

That's great that you're comfortable nursing in public. Makes things so much easier! And don't you find it's that much easier being the second?

sari said...

I'm so glad things are going well!

And don't ever feel bad about doing what you need to do. it is probably better for ALL of you to be able to get a little break/keep your regular routine, don't you think???