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LIFE AS THE FOUR OF US








Life lately... is full, blessed, sleep deprived, busy, full of tiny toes gazing, forehead kissing, snuggling, completely beautiful.

Things I forgot about having a newborn: unexplained wet spots, discerning cries, living by the feeding clock, how much stuff you tote around, how long it takes to leave the house, how good they smell, how kissable those cheeks are, they have the cutest sneezes and coughs, lots of little diapers, fitting those curled up arms and legs into tiny sleeves and pant legs, the sweetest sighs and coos, the little spasms they have when they're startled, that there is more laundry than I can keep up with. It's all so good.

Matilda has done an incredible job at adjusting to life with Phoebe. She dotes on her and loves kissing her tiny head. She talks so sweetly to her and wants to help as much as possible. I find myself just beaming with pride at their sisterly bond. Matilda has such a big heart and has shown no signs of jealousy so far. She's so precious. I try as much as I can to give them equal love and attention, lots of kisses and hugs, and we read stories together which is one of my favorite parts of the day.

Sam and I are doing our best to function each morning. We have been taking shifts where Sam will sleep on the couch with Phoebe for a few hours and bring her to me to nurse. It allows me to get at least a few solid hours of sleep at night. Matilda is usually ready to go at seven which is probably the most sleep challenging part of the puzzle. I know it will get easier, but right now I can't keep my head up past 9.

I also forgot how hard it is to get out the door, especially now with two little ones to get ready. Next week will be my first go at taking and picking Matilda up from preschool. I also have a solo Dr.'s appointment. Daunting! I know I'll figure things out. One day at a time. I'm also having a bit of a panic attack about getting all of my holiday lists checked off. Do I really have it in me to address 50+ cards this year? Will I get everything done? I'm a little terrified. Praying that everyone has a little extra grace for me this year...

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11 comments :

  1. Pooh man. I remember those first wks with two! So tiring and so much to figure out how to do! I am petrified of three. I got the 2 down but three? Ahhh! And everyone will cut u slack this yr! I pray my baby doesn't come before Christmas bc I too don't know how I would get everything done! Good luck Lesley!

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  2. Can I be the bad person to tell you it gets harder? It is like labor. And then... it gets soooooo much easier! Don't forget the next three months are the last trimester for you both and it includes all the familia too. Head up! You are doing great and seeing the love in your eyes is all that matters. Skip brushing your teeth here and there and just drink a lot of water.

    Lots of love and hugs.
    LDA

    http://pinterest.com/eldeay/
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  3. It will continue to get easier I am sure. But, if you are like me, my oldest who was only 20 months older than her brother, did not sleep through the night until she was four. So I had 2 up several times a night each. And Daddy had to be functional at work and he also traveled. Those were fun times! But we muddled through and so will you. They are beautiful! Enjoy!

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  4. Baby's first photo with Santa! So cute :)

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  5. you have two very beautiful girls!

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  6. I think it's gotten easier every day. Be encouraged! And yes girl, you get a pass. My Christmas cards are also a birth annoucement - 5 months later:) Send Valenetines cards, one of my friends started doing that and it's become a tradition. It stays on our fridge for a long time actually. xoxo

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  7. you are a rock star, lesley! i am in complete awe of your birth story...you are one strong lady! i can only imagine what it's like to have two little ones to care for, but i know you will pull through and handle it all like a champ! so happy for you and your family. enjoy the holidays with your new little bundle! :)

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  8. I just found your blog and I'm your newest follower!

    Rachael

    www.myolsonfamily.blogspot.com

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  9. You’re baby is adorable. I think I understand how you feel, having a new born again. But how do you cope with this situation?

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  10. I don't know how you do it. You are way tougher than I am. :)

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  11. First, your girls are adorable, and second, that Santa is amazing!

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