Two Weeks

Emma is now two weeks old. It's already hard to remember life without her! At her well check yesterday, we found out that she weighs almost 9 pounds (60th percentile) and is also in the 60th percentile for height. The pediatrician said she looks perfect! Emma sleeps very well at night. She typically nurses around 10:30pm, 2:30am and 6:30am. Kevin is still a huge help, even though he is back at work. He helps with Emma's midnight diaper change and with Lea's breakfast every day.

Going to her doctor appointment was my first outing with both girls by myself. Lea was really a big helper and was so well behaved. After the appointment, we got smoothies at McDonald's and then after a 30 minute camp-out in the parking lot at Walmart (I nursed Emma), we ran some errands. I was proud of myself...and my kids...for doing so well. :)

Lea is still doing pretty well with this big change in her life. She does have one or two random melt-downs every day... and when I say melt-down, I mean M E L T - D O W N. It's always over something super trivial and usually happens when I am nursing Emma. It breaks my heart! I'm praying she gets over it soon. I make a pretty big effort to give Lea personal attention every day but, in her eyes, I am sure it seems like ALL my attention goes to Emma. Lea is very gentle with Emma. She loves to help me get burp clothes, pacifiers and blankies. Any time she hears Emma cry, she has to rush over to her to "help".

So, we're doing well. It's a big transition for all of us to go from one kid to two. We constantly remind each other that we need to calm down and take things day by day. These days will be in the distant past sooner than we realize. It's hard to believe that this Christmas we will have a three year old and an 8 month old! :)


  1. Going from 1 to 2 or 1 to 3 (in our case)...either way it is very hard! Especially when you have spent years 'spoiling' just one. It was hard for me to adjust to not being able to give Keat attention every time he needed it, but it does get easier and Lea will adjust too. Just remember having a sister for a lifetime is going to be so rewarding for her and she will not remember these tough moments when she grows up.

  2. I didn't do this for Aidan, but i had someone suggest a Nursing Play Box for your older child. Basically create a box of toys that Lea can only play with while you are nursing Emma. I wish I had tried it...might have saved me some grief.


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