Saturday, September 14, 2013

we bought a laptop a few hours ago and, after setup, updating the blog is my first task.  our second child, our son A.dam D.avid (A2), was born in early June.  the pregnancy and labor were much different than with A.melia (A).  i hope to write both birth stories in the near future.

i have been on maternity leave since about two weeks before A2 was born and will return to work on monday.  with A, i remember looking forward to my return to work, but this time around, i am dreading it.  A2 is a much different baby.  he is most comfortable with me, hates taking a bottle, and does not like anyone else to put him down for naps or bedtime.  P is awesome with him- as awesome as A2 will allow.  over the last three weeks, A2 has slowly improved his bottle skills, so i am hoping he will take full bottle feedings while i am in the office. 

P is taking his last month of paternity leave starting monday, so hopefully A2 will adjust to having someone else care for him and P will adjust to fielding two children at once all day while i am work.  up to now, due to nursing, when we are both home, P has been caring for A and i have been caring for A2.  when P would leave for work in the evening, i would then handle them both. once he returns to work in October, he will be with them during the day three days a week while i am in the office and i will be with them at night.  since i work from home two days a week, we will share parenting on those days.  our schedule is difficult because we are both with them alone much of the work week, but it allows us to keep them out of daycare.

A recently turned 2.  she is talking in short sentences now and is a pure delight- aside from the2-year-old drama of course.  A adjusted smoothly to the addition of A2 to the family and loves him.  she is always looking out for him: letting me know when he is up from his nap or crying, checking on him while i am getting dinner or moving laundry around, and making sure he is included in car trips. my favorite past time lately has been taking candid photos of the two of them.  seeing them together makes me so happy that my heart hurts.

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