And the beat goes on
Today is playgroup day & last night I was still deciding if we were going to go or not. It really all depended on how our morning went. It ended up being a rough night with Carter not sleeping well between the 4-6am hours, cluster feeding & needing repeated diaper changing. We've been co-sleeping more than I intended to because he doesn't like his bassinet & at this point in the game, sleep is more important than "what I did with Logan". I was so exhausted by 6:00 that I woke Bill up to change Carter's diaper again (to which he huffed & gruffed about). Shortly there after, Logan woke up & Bill got up to get his breakfast while I tried to stay in bed with Carter to get some more sleep. It wasn't that much more & we ended up starting our day at about 8:00. Plenty of time to make it to playgroup.
I'm so glad we were able to make it! Logan had a good time playing with his friends, catching bugs & eating their snacks (he's such a snack thief). I had a great time chit-chatting with friends (who were surprised that we even attempted to make it) & showing off Carter, who was the perfect tag-along, sleeping the whole time & nursed well being hidden under a blanket. I even had my morning coffee before going & so far, it doesn't seem to bother Carter at all since he's been conked out ever since then. Talk about a huge relief! If we continue to have nights like we did last night, I'm going to need all the coffee I can get.
We got home & Bill took the car to work a half day for the rest of the afternoon, so this is my first time taking care of both kids on my own for an extended period of time. Logan was good eating his lunch & going up for a nap without a fight, which was awesome. Carter just kept on sleeping. After Logan wakes up, I'm going to attempt wearing Carter in a couple of wraps that a training client let me borrow & we'll go out for a walk or to the neighborhood park for a bit. This transition seems to be really easy. I even trained a session yesterday afternoon since having Carter five days ago (granted it was in our house & Bill took care of Logan & Carter). It's great to get back to "normal", or really, our new normal.
And now that Bill found a better version of Photoshop, here are some gratuitous pictures of Carter since we've been home. I'm still working on getting some of the two boys together or one of the three of us (good luck on that, huh).