We’ve now survived two entire weeks with two entire kids (I’m realizing that’s not a normal phrase, but moving along please.). We’re all eating well, sleeping fine, and gaining weight…the babes at least. 20% of the time, it feels like it’s always been this way. The rest of the time, it feels sorta, “I cannot believe this is my life! I’m one kid away from a minivan.” But not in a bad way. Au contraire. Sam can tell you that I cannot wait to get a minivan! I will however, wait for another kid.
Sam was home the first week with us, but has been gone more than usual this week due to school stuff. This week felt like a bit like a plunge into a cold pool at first, but eventually I just forced myself to get out of the house for one little excursion each day. I thought it would be overwhelming, and getting out of the door DID feel that way, but thankfully Graham sleeps a lot so as long as he was in his carseat or a wrap, I could still keep up with Remy. Normal for me and Remy involves leaving the house daily, so these little trips helped the week flow more like our typical, pre-Graham lives. Thank you to the friends who invited us over. Godsends…each and every one of you!
Sam is in school this weekend, so there won’t be a lot us time, and definitely no dates planned. Yet, it never fails to surprise me that even with no plans,the weekend still holds this energy of anticipation that makes you sigh out with relief, “thank goodness it’s Friday”!
I hope you enjoy a couple of days off. xxo
PS, if anyone has actively tried to get their babies to sleep 10-12 hours a night by 4 months and was successful, please email me your tactics (leeharmonwaters at gmail). Graham is only waking up twice at night, but we had one (almost two) nights where he only woke up once. I’d like to repeat this! My goal (after reading Bringing up Bebe) was to have Graham sleep through the night much sooner than Remy did.