Going from 0-1 was tough. Life changed in a pretty jarring way, but enough people told me about it ahead of time that I felt pretty prepared for it. 1 kid you take everywhere… until they’re old enough to have bedtime routines and temper tantrums.
The switch from 1-2 has been easier in ways: I am more confident with taking care of him, and nursing is going a lot better this time around (through no credit of my own– I think he’s just really efficient!). Life is already disrupted, so more change and crazy isn’t that jarring. Still, the challenge comes with a big brother in the picture. Will Noah know we still love him? How do I tend to both of their needs at once? (The answer is… I don’t. I do one at a time.) There are some moments when I’m overwhelmed… and then there are moments when I’m just thankful.
It’s all so fresh and new right now. February has been snowy and cold, and I’ve needed some warm sunshine for my spirits. This kid has been that for us– he is teaching us new things, and I’m really excited to get to know him as he gets older and more expressive.
Here I am, learning this baby thing a second time around (and surrounded by glorious snow!)