A shower. That’s all I’m asking for. Is that too much to ask? No, no it’s not. Good thing I’m married to a man who understands my obsessive need to be clean. It’s like how most people feel without their coffee. You can’t function until you have that first, sweet cup of joe, right? Well that’s me and showers. Other than that, life with two babies is chaotic for sure, but manageable so far (as long as I’m showered).
After a trail of visitors, including my mom who came from Michigan to stay with us for just under a week, this was my first week alone with the kids while Chris went back to work. And by “back to work” I mean down to the basement of our house to his office. Having a husband who works from home during these first few weeks has been a lifesaver, for me at least. For him it’s probably a little more difficult juggling a family upstairs and a career downstairs. Gotta hand it to him.
As for Theo, I’ve been blessed for the second time with a lazy sleeper. Our little guy can sleep for hours in his mamaROO, on my chest, in the bassinet or pretty much anywhere. It’s amazing and so helpful with his sister running around needing my attention. Though I’m aware this dream may not last so I’m enjoying every moment. So far he’s been kind to us at night, too, thank goodness. I repeat: I’m enjoying this while it lasts!
Isla is handing the transition beautifully. That’s not to say she hasn’t had many tantrums and overall I’m-a-horrendous-two-year-old-and-you-can’t-stop-me moments, but she loves her brother and is so sweet with him. My little thumb sucker has taken a liking to her brother’s pacifier (or “tootsie,” as we call it) and likes to turn on the mamaROO, climb in and suck the tootsie while saying “wah-wah.” Hey, at least she hasn’t tried to nurse! Yet. And I will take all the extra cuddles she’s offering up. When Theo is nursing or sleeping on my chest, this sweet girl of mine crawls up to me, lifts my arm and tucks herself under it to snuggle with us. Sometimes she even pets his head. And that is what life is all about, you guys.
Stay tuned for posts about my favorite newborn and toddler gear, Theo’s newborn photo shoot featuring a wide awake baby and screaming toddler, Theo’s birth story and hopefully a postpartum outfit soon!