Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Baby Kayla

I have Kayla full time now. It has not been as difficult as I thought it would be, and it sure has raised my confidence in my ability to have two young children in the house. Unfortunately, I am still dealing with a lot of fatigue, so the day goes by slowly.

Judah and Kayla are getting along great! They are already bonding, and it is so cute. He rocks her in the swing, and plays peek-a-boo when she's in the bouncer. The only times that he doesn't do well is when I am feeding her, (he seems to get a little jealous), and there's the issue of sharing. He always wants what she has. She can't yet grab toys yet, but I will put something in her hand to shake, and of course, Judah will try to take it from her. All the rest of the time, they laugh and smile at each other, and Mandy and I are both happy to see that things are going so well already. I thought it would take some time before he got used to another baby in the house. I think the cats are taking harder than anyone. :)

It really has made me more optimistic about our next baby. I was starting to worry and tell myself that I should have waited another year or three. Having two children under the age of 2 suddenly seemed like a more daunting task than when we first decided to try for a second. It will still be hard, no doubt, but I feel like I might actually be able to do this. I'll still need to figure out how to accomplish a grocery trip with a carseat and a toddler. Not sure how that will go, but once again, I will have to figure it out. I keep telling myself that mothers have been doing this for thousands of years, and they didn't even have grocery stores and strollers, so I should be able to find a way to make it work. Although, I think that some of these baby things have made it more difficult to raise a child rather than easier.

Right now, the biggest task is matching up Kayla and Judah's naptimes so that I can also match MY naptime. I like to nap during the day, although, it is more of a requirement these days. So all in all, I am feeling really good about taking this on, and now I have more comfort in knowing that Judah will most likely handle the new sibling well.

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