We are doing better. I think. I guess it varies but I want to say that we are doing better so I am going to go ahead and say it dangit! :)
Jack has started to adjust and is very helpful in handing me various baby accessories, even when I don't need them. Things like, nursing pads, diapers and pacifiers. It's nice that he is finally acknowledging her existence. One other thing about the Punkin Butters (Jack's current nick name if you didn't know) he is freaking huge! Seriously, how could I have thought he was so cute and little and cuddly a week ago? That kid is beefy!
Michael is adjusting as well. He is still solidly wrapped around both Violet and Jack's fingers except in the middle of the night. He does get a bit grumpy when she is screaming but who wouldn't with a schedule like his?
I am doing great actually. I have quite a few pounds to go (which is already my current obsession besides my kids of course) and I can't wait to get back to the gym. I have been feeling extremely guilty and inadequate when it comes to Jack but I am hoping that we will both adjust to our lack of one on one time. I know I have talked to some of you about this already but I am in mourning over the loss of our little three some. We were like the three musketeers and now that is over. It's so sad in the strangest way even though I can't imagine life without Violet. So besides my baby blues I am great. Tired. But great.
Violet is a champ. She is nursing only every 4 or so hours which is convenient for me and sleeping most of the day and part of the night. The hardest thing is having to rock her to sleep in the middle of the night. Did I seriously do that with Jack for 9 weeks until I "baby wised" him? Ugh. She gets more and more beautiful every day but what did you expect me to say? :)
My Mom is a life saver. She is cooking and cleaning and helping to rock the baby. Today she took Jack to Barnes and Noble to play at the train table for an hour and a half so I could shop. It was awesome. She has washed, dried and folded every piece of dirty laundry that has hit the basket. And for any of you who know me, you know that laundry is my evil nemesis. I am totally avoiding thinking about her leaving on Thursday. I refuse. Uh uh. Nope. Not gonna.
Now for a shout out. I need to write a personal thank you to this most awesome of awesome people but I am going to blog about it first. For any of you out there looking for a solution to how to carry your new born and deal with a toddler, look no further than the GEELA WRAP! This is the most brilliant thing in the whole world and not to mention made of super cute fabric. I feel so cool with my little papoose baby! So to Jill Brady, a humongous, gigantic, enormous THANK YOU!!!! I am in love with the gift and the giver (strictly platonic of course :) ). Now go get yourself one and you can have the same joy I have!