Broken record over here but how have FOUR weeks passed already?! It's so hard to believe!
Going from one kid to two has been a major learning curve for me. There were things I didn't anticipate being hard that seem impossible. (Bath time.) There are things that I anticipated being hard that for the most part have been easy enough. (Making sure C gets enough attention and is still being read to.)
I can safely say that four weeks in we are passed just surviving and we're on our way to thriving! That is certainly not to say there haven't been plenty of weak moments. There have been times when I am brought to tears with how inadequate I've felt. But somehow, our house hasn't fallen into a complete mess. Sure, the living room isn't picked up as often as I'd like but prioritizing has been key for us.
C has been a rock star. There have been fits and he is more attached to his nuki again (we had gotten to just in bed and we've regressed a little bit) but I'm not worried. He genuinely loves M and tries very hard to be helpful. Obviously some days are more helpful than others. My goal for the next few weeks are to reincorporate learning time back into our days.
M is doing well at 4 weeks. She can roll from tummy to back to the left. She is starting to make real eye contact and respond to my voice. When I smile at her she smiles back (my favorite) but she does kind of have discontented resting face right now. She has the most squishy cheeks and I could kiss them all day. She is very different than her brother and while that is 100% okay it has been a major eye opener for me. I am thankful she doesn't cry as loud as C did. Her favorite things include eating and being held. She does a really nice job sleeping at night though so I try to humor her as much as possible with the being held during the day.
She is definitely our kid in that she is all torso with short legs. C was just the same. The result is her newborn clothes are officially a little snug but she is swimming in the 0-3 month clothes. He feet don't go anywhere near the feet in footie pajamas.
|Look at all that extra fabric waiting to be filled in.|
|From a few minutes ago. She has since woken up.|