Wednesday, September 17, 2008

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).


Sassy Sarah said...

Love, love, love the pics of the baby! He's adorable!!

I can't believe how much you're doing only 5 days after having a baby! I'm so very impressed.

Thanks for sharing with us!

Jezer said...

Gosh, he's so beautiful.

I'm also in awe of your ability to "do" real life at this point. Seriously. I was still in my pajamas with Alex at 5 days.

Dawn B said...

Looks like Logan has a tiny twin!! lol
Carter is absolutely the cutest. I want to gobble his cheeks. sorry.
And good for you for things settling into a great new normal!! I, too, am so impressed. It's such a joy to read about I tell ya.

erica said...

Catching up here after 2 days offline... what a gorgeous little guy you have! Again! And I'm sooooo happy everything is settling into such a fantastic routine for you guys!! :D

angie said...

Aw, he's precious!

Ashley said...

He's gorgeous! I meant to post earlier, but couldn't for some reason. Your birth story was incredible! I'm so glad you made it to the hospital in time. How do you do it? Go to play group so soon? Training sessions? You must be wonderwoman. Congrats!!!

momto1 said...

So beautiful! I was also relieved when Stink didn't have much of a reaction to my morning coffee!! Before he was born I "swore" I would never drink coffee or have a glass of wine while nursing.....ha!ha!

Kristin said...

Thanks :) I guess I just do it because Logan would go batty otherwise!

And thanks for the new comments Sarah!