It’s amazing how much easier babies are the second time around! When Turner was born, I was a nervous wreck. Every time he’d start crying I would get so anxious, like I didn’t know how to calm him! Of course, it didn’t help that he nursed every 45 minutes around the clock!
Gracie is a very chill baby. She nurses every one to two hours during the day but sleeps for most of the night! I actually have to wake her up to feed! What a difference between the two of them. I actually feel like I’m much more relaxed this time. I’m less focused on the “schedule” and just enjoying the snuggles while I can get them. That being said, in a few weeks, the schedule is ON, Gracie!
We’ve had quite a busy week! Turner is in school two days a week which is a life saver! He’s such a sweet big brother to Gracie, but my patience wears thin when he’s testing the limits, which seems often these days. Stew’s been a huge help with him, so Gracie and I have had some time to bond.
We had her pediatrician visit which went really well! She is already back up to her birth weight! But she was really jaundice so our ped took a blood test to make sure her numbers were ok. She was so traumatized that I had to take her shopping at Target. She wasn’t as excited to get out of the house as I was!
Today we had our 1 week visit at the birth center to make sure she’s eating enough and check her weight again. And, she is! It was so awesome to be back there and see all the wonderful midwives. It’s such a comforting place to be! We’re off to a good start over here. Now wish us luck cooped up in the house with this rainy weather!