Gracie is already 3 weeks old! I’ve had a few moments where it hit me that Turner isn’t my baby anymore. My friends warned me that he would look so old. And it’s true! Before Gracie was born, I saw him as such a baby. Now, he’s turned into my little helper!
The sad truth is that Stew and I have had to divvy up parenting which is good and bad at the same time. I’m so thankful that he’s an amazing father and that I can rely on him. But (sometimes) I miss Turner getting all of our time. At this point, Stew’s main role is to play with Turner and mine is to feed Gracie! Although, I’ve been pumping from the beginning, and now that we got her to take a bottle, I’ll be freed up a little bit!
We’ve gotten into somewhat of a routine over the three weeks. Our mornings are always the same. We get up around 6:30 or 7, bring Turner into our room and all sit in bed and drink coffee while I feed Gracie and then pump. That is the best part of the day. Lots of snuggles all around, and Gracie is nice and awake!
During the day, Gracie eats every 2 to 3 hours during the day, depending on what we’re doing. We usually spend the mornings running errands or playing outside (taking advantage of this amazing fall weather!).
After Turner’s nap, Stew is home from work and it’s full on “play with Turner time”. Stew has been doing Turner’s bath, book, bed routine the past few weeks too. The other night, we put Gracie in her bath to see how she liked it. She actually enjoyed it! But we probably won’t start that as a nightly routine until she’s about 5 weeks (that’s when we started with Turner).
Gracie cluster feeds between 6-8:30 until we both pass out for the night. Then she wakes up to eat around 2am and 5:30 am, which is an absolute blessing from God!
So far, we’re settling in really well! I’m enjoying Gracie as a little nugget while I can. I look at Turner and it’s a reminder of how fast time flies! Before we know it she’ll be a wild child just like her brother!