I am not sure where I'm headed with this. So bear with me.
Both girls woke up this morning at the exact same time. 8am, actually--so I feel like I can't complain about that. It's much better than 7am, and a hella lot better than 6am or some god forsaken hour (which rarely happens around here). And I've been a little worried about what I'd do if that happened--but really? No big deal at all. We made it work, and thank you Jesus for the moby wrap.
Speaking of the Moby--I heard so many mixed reviews on this wrap but I really, really like it so far. Yes, the long piece of fabric seems to GO FOR MILES. It's not convenient to just shove in your diaper bag or something (in my opinion), but it can be done. And once you know how to wrap it once, you're golden. It's easy as pie. I'm currently typing this post as a little sniffly newborn is strapped to my chest. Both hands are free. I can sip my coffee. I can type. I consider this a huge win.
Also, I feel like it's a good wrap when you really don't want people to touch your baby. I guess all wraps are kind of like that. But, you know what I mean.
You know how people write posts (I did too, last time) about their favorite baby items? On the 2nd kid, they talk about how their favorite things have changed and all?
Yea. I don't really know if I'd have much to say on that this time. My two favorite things for this baby are the moby wrap as I said, and gowns. I forgot how annoying snaps are and honestly, in the middle of the night I'm way too tired to be snapping some puzzle together. It usually ends up a mess and is more irritating than it's worth at 3am. I've probably made my husband go out and buy about 6 more newborn gowns for Lucy so far. Me=Lazy in the middle of the night. Sue me.
So if you're about to have kid #2--my suggestion is: get a wrap that you can be hands free while you tend to your toddler
I could, and maybe should write a post about how breastfeeding is going this time around. I wrote about the subject a few times with Emeline. I'm no die-hard, but I know it's best for my kids and my body seems to jive with it, so I go with it. I feel way blessed that I can, even though it's a total and complete body sacrifice in my opinion. For now all I'll say is, it's a million times easier this go around. I never had one issue in the hospital where I couldn't get her to latch properly. She's eating well and gaining weight like a champ. And honestly? It hurts so much less this time, too.
In fact, at the hospital, the lactation consultant walked in while I was nursing the baby in a pro hold, hands free (using the boppy), perfectly latched kid, with my laptop up on my knees while I was editing photos---and she just smiled and said, "Oh 2nd time moms. Doesn't look like you need me, dear!" We both just laughed and I told her that if I ended up needing her I'd call for her. It really has been a cinch though. So grateful.
|(all photos in this post are courtesy of my sister-in-law, Lyryn--thank you, Lyr!)|
But I really wanted some lifestyle-type photographs of the family. Ones I could actually be in. So I'm grateful that my sister-in-law, Lyryn came when Lucy was 1 week old and did that for us in our home. Here are a few of my favorites.
And that's all I got.
Have a happy weekend, my friends.