motherhood x2

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it’s “naptime” at the knorr house right now. 

i can’t believe that it’s been 5 1/2 weeks since becoming mom to two rather than one.  nate and i had a good thing going, and i was pretty scared at the thought of messing with it.  i was quite worried about how i would adjust to spliting my time between two kids.  here we are though several weeks later, and we’ve found a new sense of normal.

nate has adjusted to big brother-hood like a champ.  there doesn’t seem to be any huge sense of jealousy.  one thing i have noticed is that most every time i feed jill, he is right there crawling all over me and wanting attention.  the one kink he has thrown in the mix of things is his refusal to nap.  about 11:30 each day he begins to tell me “no nap”.  he says it over and over and over again.  for the past 3 or 4 weeks, he’ll go in his room and stay on his bed for naptime, but he’ll do everything he can to keep himself awake.  i’ve made some adjustments to naptime to try to make sure he a bit more worn out before going down.  i’ve gotten a few naps out of him the past few days, but it’s still not a sure thing.

jill has definitely done a lot of changing over the past several weeks.  she’s seemed to have found her nitch around here.  she’s spending more and more time awake which allows me to try to get her afternoon nap to coincide with nate’s afternoon naptime.  i sure appreciate the break.  nights are still completely random.  friday night she slept for 6 1/2 hours straight, but saturday night she only made it about 3 before being wide awake.  we’re still waiting on the first real smile.  i’m more and more anxious for it every day.  she also is becoming quite a momma’s girl.  i guess that’s normal since i stay home with her and am also nursing her.  i went out for 2 hours friday night to run errands, and she cried the entire time for brad.  the minute i walked in the door and she heard my voice, she was silent.  i felt so bad.  (more for brad than for her.)  i had told brad that one condition of having kid #2 was that this child had to be a daddy’s kid.  nate’s too much of a momma’s boy already.  oh well, i’m sure things will work themselves out over time.

so, things are going alright.  we have more good times than rough times.  we’re figuring it out one day at a time and it’s good.

*** my new camera is suppose to be here tomorrow. get ready for tons of new pictures. ***

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