Hey hey hey!
We’ve officially had baby Emerson in our lives for three weeks now. Sometimes I feel like I blinked and the weeks flew by and in another way it feels like Emerson has been with us so much longer. I think that’s how the newborn phase goes – the time feels slow at certain moments, but the stage as a whole goes so fast. Too fast. I’m soaking up the sweet moments with Emerson. It definitely takes finding a happy balance because I have toddler Sage running around as well. I love both my babies so much. Today was one of the days where nap time was a bit challenging. Sometimes Emerson has been sleeping before it is time for Sage’s nap so I can just sit with Sage in his room and read many books and then rock in the chair with him for a few minutes before I put him in his crib. However, today Emerson was awake during this time. I brought him into Sage’s room in the rock n’ play while I read Sage books. We got through a few books and then Emerson started to get fussy as he was ready to eat and take his nap. I told Sage I had to put him down for nap because the baby needed me. He didn’t put up a fight and looked at me like he understood that Emerson needed mommy. Little moments like that warm my heart. The boys are getting to know each other and it is clear that Sage cares about his brother.
Emerson has been getting up twice in the night to feed and I’m counting my blessings with this fact! This week he’s been getting up around 1 and 5 (give or take a half hour) and this is fantastic for me. This is a drastic change from what I went through with Sage at this stage of the game. I plan to touch more on his sleep in his one month update next week. We’re getting in a rhythm at night though. I try to keep it super boring so baby boy goes right back to sleep (which of course does not always happen). I’m tired for sure, but I don’t have time to think about it.
I’ve been climbing right back into bed after that early morning feeding. Sage does not get up until 7-7:30ish so sometimes I fall back asleep hard. The other day my alarm clock was Sage’s little voice saying “mommy” in my face after my husband had gotten up with him. Things get moving around here quickly by 7:30 because I feed Emerson by that time each day. My husband and I are juggling the boys, getting breakfast going, I have to pump, and we’re chatting about what our morning activity will be. Both of us have been loving our chocolate shakes! They are like coffee, but better (I swear!).
We’ve been walking each morning this week. Today on our walk Sage was in his bike the whole time which totally impressed me. After the hour and a half walk when we got home he said, “butt hurt”. Sorry buddy!
My husband went to work at lunchtime and I got Sage fed and then I fed Emerson. Then Emerson wanted to eat again. It gets a little tricky when Sage wants attention and Emerson is hungry. Sage got a little iPad time watching Thomas the Train so that I could feed Emerson and simultaneously was getting Sage to eat his yogurt with strawberries.
Good thing Sage has a great sense of humor…
This is the look he gave me when I asked to take a picture of him. Yup, my (almost) two year old rolled his eyes at me.
I just cleaned the kitchen, started laundry, and plopped on the couch to write this post. I also ate Earth Balance mac & cheese leftovers and three almond butter sugar cookies that I had made yesterday. Certainly not going hungry over here. My next project is to pack up all my maternity clothes so I can organize my other clothes which are like new-to-me again. Not that I can fit into any of my jeans yet, but that’s what leggings and tank tops are for!
Any August plans?