As you may have already guessed… we didn’t end up live blogging the birth… I promise that I will post a birth story as soon as I have it written down, but with a labor short enough that even the midwife missed the event – I hope you won’t feel too left out that the blogging world missed it too!
In any case, I wanted to post an update for everyone. Stephen was born on the 19th in the afternoon (his grandpa’s birthday!) and he is doing absolutely wonderfully. He has nursed like a champ from the beginning, no pain or soreness at all! With Evangeline it took over a month to get to a comfortable point. When I think about it, almost everything is different this time around. They are both equally enjoyable and lovable, but definitely unique! I suppose if you know one baby you certainly don’t know them all.
We are looking forward to learning more about our Little Man as he continues to grow. Evangeline is doing marvelously with her little brother. There is no sign of jealousy, although the first day I could tell she was just a bit anxious that she was being left out. After tandem nursing a couple of times, though, she realized that I was still just as much her Mommy as always, and she’s been doing great ever since!
We have already started elimination communication (infant potty training) and it’s going great. We had our first two catches today! Not even a week old, and he’s already using the potty Co-sleeping is also going well. We’re still working out some kinks, but overall we’re getting enough rest. And once we get a routine down that works for both kiddos I think we’ll be sleeping all night!
The transition to being a Mommy of two littles is going much more smoothly thus far than I could have hoped. My own dear Mommy is here helping out, which is a huge part of that! I’m hoping that during this next week I can start easing back into some basic cooking and chores and that we can get started packing up the house for our move! So much to do!!
But for the moment I am just enjoying my precious son. <3