Monday, November 17, 2014

One month in

We are more than a month into parenting two children. So far, so good. Great, in fact. The transition has been easier than I anticipated, probably because I anticipated complete chaos, so reality feels like smooth sailing in comparison.

Don't misunderstand--we're tired, our toddler still only naps a couple of times a week (with evening meltdowns a regular occurrence on the days he forgoes the afternoon rest), the house is never picked up, and we've had more than one night where dinner consisted of scrambled eggs and carrot sticks.

But we're doing alright.

We have had such great support from our community of family and friends. Neil took three full weeks off, and is now back at work two days a week plus a half day telecommuting. He doesn't have to be back full time until just before Christmas (!). My mom came for a week and fixed all of our meals and took HP on morning adventures so he could get out of the house and we could rest. Neil's mom came for a weekend and helped with HP, the house, and E so we could sneak in frequent naps. So many friends brought delicious meals those first weeks, which was nothing short of amazing.

E is a very relaxed little gal. She only nurses when hungry (rather than for comfort like HP), sleeps for 3-4 hours stretches at night (she even did 5 hours last night!), and rarely cries. She doesn't care for getting her diaper changed or getting dressed, but otherwise goes with the flow. HP is adjusting well and is a sweet big brother.

Documenting my thoughts here has not been a priority as we find our new normal, but I hope to be back in the swing of things soon. So much to say! But so hard to sit down and write when I could be napping...


  1. Love that picture of your sweet kiddos!!! So glad to hear you all are doing well - hopefully we'll get to see you sometime over the holidays :D

    1. I so wish we could see you! We're staying put this year though. I will be sure to let you know next time we are in town!