There is something different with your second child. You just do things differently. Number one difference between how I handle Emma and Lexi is nursing. Now I have to preface this with saying Lexi is an all around better nurser than Emma. But with Emma I was such a clock watcher. 20 minutes on each breast and if it hadn’t been 3 or 4 hours since she ate, I would freak out thinking she wasn’t getting enough to eat (which looking back and how we nursed with that nipple shield, she probably didn’t get enough) or I was doing something wrong. With Lexi, if she’s fussy, I try to feed her to make sure she’s not hungry. I could care less if she just ate an hour ago. Maybe my milk supply is down and she is trying to nurse a lot to build it up. The amount of stress I feel with nursing with Lexi compared to Emma are worlds apart. Number two thing I do different is sleep. Miss Lexi sleeps on her tummy. I know! I’m horrible! But she sleeps so well like that. As in, last Thurs and Fri she slept 4 hours for her afternoon nap! Emma has never done that in her entire life I don’t think. Now that doesn’t necessarily mean that was the reason but still! Also, I will put Lexi down when she is still awake. And guess what, when she’s tired, she goes to sleep! No rocking, no singing! Number three difference…I get out of the house a lot more! I was so scared I would have to feed Emma somewhere other than the house that I would never go anywhere. With Lexi, we just put her in and go, go go! If she’s hungry, I find somewhere to feed her! Wow, how simple is that? That goes back to Emma not nursing well and taking 45 minutes though! Lexi can be done within 10-20 minutes. Now do I think Lexi is a better baby? No, I think I’m a better mommy. Maybe not better, but just more experienced. It’s just amazing how different I feel this time around. Not that I love her more or even like her more, I just feel much more secure in what to do with her.
Today Scott is not working and him and Emma went to run errands. I’m working ( can’t you tell) and Lexi just went down for a nap. We’re going to D&D’s tonight for our Christmas dinner. Emma is so excited to go. Scott built the girls a picnic table. I hope they like it. I think it will be great for the spring and summer. I know it worked so well for Emma’s birthday party for all the girls.
I can not wait until Christmas! Scott has bought me some big gift that I don’t know about. My guess is either a camera or printer but I can’t read his clues to tell which it might be. I can’t even imagine what it might be if it’s not that.