Fog is lifting

by statia on June 12, 2009

Things are starting to get a little bit easier.  I’m not sure if this is due to the magic of that Zoloft prescription that I’ve gotten or if I’m just learning to adjust.  Either way, I’m learning to cope with two kids.   The post partum hit me a lot harder than I thought it would, and thankfully, I recognized it before I even gave birth, so I was able to flee to the doctor and get drugs.  Both of us are better living through science, and I’m ok with that.

Little Girl is getting bigger by the second.  She is my little pig and is eating almost 4 ounces.  She is a voracious eater, unlike her brother who would fall asleep eating.   She no longer looks like a newborn, but like an infant now, and it’s hard to believe that she’s already going to be a month old in less than a week.   While I know that I don’t want anymore, I’m already remiss that her birth day has passed and that we’re careening into her first year of life head on like a freight train.  It’s going so much faster than it did with the Mini, and it makes me sad.   She is my snuggler.  Not happy unless she’s sleeping on my chest or in our arms.   She hates being put down and loves to be tightly wrapped in the sling.  She’s gettng better about sleeping that first stretch of the night, but refuses to sleep between 2 and 5 am, which is making both of us frustrated.  I’ve been doing a lot of things this time around that I never would have done with the Mini.   For one, she’s in a co-sleeper, which I’m sure I’ll regret when we move her over to her own room come late summer, but I couldn’t justify buying another crib when the Mini is about ready to graduate to a bed.   I admit, I love having her close and when she gets incredibly stubborn about that sleep thing, I can drag her into bed with us and she passes right out.   She definitely fancies herself a more needy baby than the Mini, as well as more social, for as much as an infant can be social.  I’ve already gotten a couple of non-fart, intentional smiles.  Nothing consistent.

The Mini is still very jealous of his sister.   He constantly needs to be touching her, or kissing her, mainly to get attention from us, more than anything.  Thankfully, he’s gentle with her, but he really doesn’t care so much if she’s there or not, most of the time, but given that she’s more needy, he definitely gets sick of her constantly being held and asks for us to put her down, for the love of god, already.   He’s regressed with some of his progress, which is to be expected, even for a typical child with a new baby in the house, but it’s a little unnerving.   However, he’s also taken to learning his alphabet and the sounds.  Something he’s taught himself.  So, I’m not worried.  He’s still my little super genius.

Parenthood has made me boring.


Faith June 12, 2009 at 4:45 pm

Do you have one of those cosleeper things that attaches to the side of the bed, or does she sleep with you? Because those things look like they are da bomb, and I don’t blame parents who want to use them…

I’m glad the fog is lifting. And hearing about it isn’t boring in the least, even to a chick like me. ;)

ginadapooh June 12, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Doesn’t matter if your boring as long as your happy ;)

motel manager June 12, 2009 at 5:53 pm

Glad to hear things are going better. We also bring #2 into bed with us about a million times more than we did #1. He does sleep in his crib now, but when he does his 5am wakeup each day, into bed he comes. It’s so cozy, and I’ll miss it. I’m sure there’s some line that you cross when you really don’t want the kid in there anymore, but I’m not there yet.

Anita June 13, 2009 at 7:08 am

Good to hear things are going better. Sgt is a firm believer in “better living through pharmaceuticals” and was the one to push me to see the doctor after #2 was born.

With G I have found myself bringing him into bed with me during Sgts deployment, it just made nights easier for me.

Sounds like you finding a rhythm.

Lisa June 13, 2009 at 7:34 am

I don’t think you’re boring at all.

I’m glad things are starting to settle down. I have a lot of friends whose kids were co-sleepers. The idea makes sense to me.

Anyway, yay for the fog starting to life!

Amy June 13, 2009 at 8:15 pm

I was going to say that you’re definitely not boring because I loved reading every sentence of this. Then I realized that *I* am most likely pretty boring, so, uh… join the old, boring, lady club??? :-)

Glad to hear things are settling down and you’re adjusting. I know what you mean about the days and time going by so much faster with the second one. It’s heartbreaking!

Betty M June 14, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Impressed with the Mini and his alphabet! Glad that things are on a nice even keel.

Donna June 15, 2009 at 12:23 am

I guess I’m the only one who agrees with you, you are a little boring. But that’s perfectly fine! Case in point: Little Girl? Seriously? You couldn’t come up with a moniker more interesting than that? [;o)

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