Time flies when you have a newborn! It’s hard to believe, but my baby girl will be two months old next week. I was looking through pictures of her birth yesterday and she looks so much different! It is amazing how much can change in such a short amount of time. Things are finally starting to settle into a pattern around here, the adjustment period is winding down and I’m getting used to being a mom of two.
|Pardon my frumpiness. This is what happens when you must choose between a shower or sleep.|
Before Kaia was here I remember thinking “How am I going to handle two babies?” It’s actually not that bad yet, and the funny thing is Judah is much harder to take care of than Kaia. She is such an easy baby but he has been high maintenance since day one. In the beginning it was reflux, poor feeding, sleepless nights and colic. Now that he is a toddler we’re dealing with sensory issues, potty training and being afraid of the dark. Kaia, on the other hand, is content wherever she is and rarely cries unless she’s hungry or needs help going to sleep. She even sleeps seven straight hours at night. I can rarely take Judah anywhere without him making a scene. (Yes, I’m that mom in the grocery store. The one with the screaming toddler that gets dirty looks because I can’t control my kid. Please be nice to me!) But Kaia sits in her carrier or the Sleepy Wrap and looks around the whole time, oblivious to the tantrums of her brother.
Judah isn’t a bad kid by any means. Most of the time he’s extremely sweet, loves helping out and loves going places. He does, however, need structure and extra attention. He loves his sister. At first he would try to hit her and misbehave for attention, but now he has started to take on a more caring role with her. When she cries he goes to her and rubs her head. If her pacifier falls out he runs to put it back in. He even covers her with his blanket when she doesn’t have one. Cue the tears. It warms my heart to see him be so loving with her, and I can’t wait to watch them grow up together. Of course they will hate each other for a while, but eventually they will have a bond that only people with siblings can know. I’m so happy that they have each other!