My heart literally feels like it could burst open every time I see my two boys together. Bud is totally smitten with Bennett and always wants to hold him, “where’s baby brodder?”, and gives him little hugs. Every time Bennett Rippy is crying, Bud runs over and just pats him on the legs and says, “Otay baby brodder. Otay.” I mean……. I die. Roy on the other hand, could care less.
Things really do just come back to you. Nursing, the functioning off of little sleep, and multitasking just come naturally the second time. Also, the recovery hasn’t been nearly as bad! Maybe my body just knew I couldn’t afford to lay on the couch for a week because I have a toddler who wants to wrestle.
Just like his big brother, chocolate kills Bennett’s stomach. It was the same with Bud, any time I ate it, he’s scream for hours and it messed with his reflux so badly. So…. that’s fun. More Sprees for me!
While we are still schedule folks, I’m a bit more relaxed with this little guy. I’ve gotten a lot of snuggles from him and taking naps on the couch which has been so priceless. Little guy is eating every 2.5-3 hours and I can handle that!
The challenges have been obvious like sleep and finding time for Sam. I miss him. But another challenge has been trying to think of fun activities for Bud to do while I’m nursing. It takes about 40 minutes each time so we made flubber, we make pillow forts, and we kick a ball back and forth. Any other suggestions? But seriously, the kid is just amazing me by how awesome he is. I am still able to play with him at the park (thank you Moby Wrap) and so far he’s happy.
This week is the first week on my own without Mama. Yall- the woman was a saint. Sam had to go straight back to work after Bennett Rippy was born because he had 3 big trials happening last week and this week so Mama and I held down the fort. I didn’t do any laundry, she cooked, she cleaned, she played with Bud, then she snuggled with Bennett Rippy while I played with Bud, and she argued with the car mechanics about fixing my car for the 34,575,678th time. I mean, I literally couldn’t have survived this first week without her. I’m eternally grateful. Sam will get to take paternity leave next week so I’m stoked about having our little family together.
All in all- I am floating on cloud 9 with this two baby thing. I know we’ll have our IbarelymadeitthroughtodayandIneedtoshower days but this past week the Lord has had mercy and I’m so happy.