I genuinely cannot believe the title of this blog post and wonder at what point it’s going to feel real.
I forgot how much I actually do LOVE the newborn stage. Don’t let people fool you, the immobility of a newborn is a godsend with a two year old sprinting circles around the house. They are SO sweet, cuddle without having to be coaxed, smell like Heaven (if I could bottle up that scent and sell it – I’d be a billionaire), & do the leg scrunch thing !!! IYKYK I could list so many things I love but one thing is sure, time is fleeting and I want to smell, record, and cherish every second of this stage with him.
The moment where your kids meet each other for the first time and you have this blissful cute video where everyone looks excited & happy…Yeah, no. More like snotty toddler in a mismatch cocomelon outfit visibly upset by a baby brother and only videos I can laugh about later. BUT equally surprising is how quick she’s come around and if I tell her I need her help with ANYTHING- she literally runs to do it. New moms this has been key. Making her a part of the attention we have to give him to *survive* lol. Family of 4 pics coming HOPEFULLY soon (pending Ryan’s approval)
The newborn/mom anxiety didn’t go away with time and actually doubled once Cameron got here. I am working on being comfortable doing literally anything outside my house. I did this with Ryan and promised I would do better to get out with the baby but so far I’m shocked by how tough it is. I’m also TOTALLY Convinced this is only a condition that affects the mother. Cue the phantom cries & very real attachment to the baby monitor.
If it’s possible, this baby is even chiller than Ryan which I’ve heard was going to be impossible. But so far, he’s a dream. Sleeps from about 10-7:30 (when we wake both of them up). We used the same night nurse/sleep trainer we used with Ryan and both kids have done SO well with her. Best investment ever. Probably saved my marriage and sanity and for sure is the only reason both me and my husband are able to get back to work right away.
People LOVE babies. I never felt this way about anyone else’s kids and once you have kids you start to notice the people quickly. They’re the ones quick to pick up your newborn without hesitation or take your toddler away for a couple hours to give mom and dad a break. Literal angels. So grateful for all the “kid” people in our lives. Friends, family, teachers, doctors- everyone who is apart of this circus, helping us with this new family dynamic. Because it truly takes a village. Shoutout to ours.