Our little Easter bunny
Asleep: One month old
After a bath: Four weeks old
The Tasmanian toddler..right before he threw the sand everywhere...
I've survived a month of life as a mom of two, and it's been a wonderful challenge. It's been a month of growing, and I've learned and re-learned a lot. Thoughts:
-I forgot how much laundry newborns dirty up. Newborn + toddler...I should be investing in a giant energy efficient washer, a clothesline, and Charlie's Soap stock. And a laundress...
-I also forgot how much newborns sleep. Not on my schedule, but they do sleep. A LOT.
-Watching Dmitri grow has brought many tears of happiness, and of course, a tinge of sadness at the reality of how quickly it goes by. But with Damon, I think there are double the tears, because I really KNOW how fast life passes.
-Along those lines, don't get me wrong. I enjoyed Dmitri as a baby. But, I think that I am cherishing Damon's newborn stage even more. I am loving every minute of having him in our family. Even at three in the morning, when he is staring at me with bright eyes. I cannot help but smile. Because I know that this too shall pass. And all too quickly.
-I am mystified by how I have such big babies. Damon is about 12 lbs. at one-month-old. I think it's strange, since I am naturally a tiny person. What's up with that? I kind of wish that they would stay little...just a little bit longer! Damon is already out-growing his 0-3 months clothes. My little newborn is gone (although, starting at 8 lbs. he was never THAT little). But of course, I am happy that they are so healthy.
-Dmitri is in full-fledged Tasmanian toddler mode. That's an adventure, and we are trying to manage tantrums and a lot of energy! He is becoming more verbal, but I wish he could communicate his wants a little bit more effectively. I think that would solve a lot of frustration! But, it's also an exciting stage. He is so much fun to play with, and he is so happy and silly (most of the time).
-Taking photos of two under two together- next to impossible. Which makes me a little sad...I want to capture the memories of how sweet Dmitri is with his little brother. Always wanting to hold him, kiss him, and point out his nose, mouth, eyes, and toes. Any photo tips or ideas?
In other news, as you can tell, I have a working computer! It took several days to fix ours, and in that time, David decided it was finally time to replace my computer that broke several months ago. It's fantastic to have a "computer of my own" again. And did I mention it's a MAC. Love that thing. Hopefully it will enable me to do some fun things for the blog. Get excited. I am!