Tomorrow my daughter, Sloan McKenna will be 4 weeks old. I made it through the horrible pregnancy and am now a mother of two! Where did the last 4 weeks go? She came 2 weeks early. She had been trying to get out for 2 weeks prior to that, so only 2 weeks early isn't so bad.
So far, it is not as bad as I thought it would be. There have definitely been some moments that she has been crying and my 4-year old son has wanted my attention too and it's been a little nutso, but I am surviving. Or course, I have not been back to work - which will be the make or break of my psyche! Luckily, I have a good baby. She does what a baby is supposed to do - she eats, sleeps and needs her diapers changed. Good baby!
My son is adapting. He is getting more affectionate and paying attention to her a little more now. He tends to be protective of her when other people want to see her, however, he doesn't want anyone to know that he is actually being "nice." He has reverted a little on bad behavior, so we have set him up on Tae Kwon Do lessons with a teacher we have for him on a class at the YMCA. He started his first class last week - we will see how this week works. I pray that this will provide him the discipline and focus he has been lacking lately.
My husband has been crazy busy at work. This is good for us monetarily - but it has been difficult with life. He took off the day we had the baby and I haven't seen him much since then. He has been working late and leaving early to get things done. We are both glad I am home for the summer so we are not having to try and figure out what to do while I am traveling.
I am still amazed at how little I can accomplish while staying home. My husband will say "What did you do today." It's a challenge to do anything but take care of her. I am breast feeding and it is time consuming. I haven't even started all of the pumping to get a good supply yet. Everything about the second child is compromised I feel.
So - now I am starting a new adventure of managing just one more thing in my life!