Life with a Newborn

by Josée

Life with a newborn is easier the second time around. I’ve heard mom’s say this before but I didn’t believe them. Sweatpea Sweetpea  is not much different than Monkey when he was as a newborn. Why do things seem so different? Having an easier labour definitely got us off to a better start but I think the major difference is our experience and our expectations.

When Monkey was born I felt like there was so much to learn. Feeling overwhelmed and tired was my norm for the first few months. The thought of leaving the house was daunting, but the thought of entertaining people in my own home was even scarier.

Now that we’ve almost reached the 2 week mark with Sweatpea Sweetpea I’m surprised by how many things I remember and how normal it feels. The fatigue, sore nipples and engorged breast. Explosive poops, projectile vomiting from overfeeding and evening fussing. These things are not fun, but when you snuggle your little one and recognize the gift you were given it is well worth it 🙂

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Chelsea Rae April 5, 2010 - 3:27 pm

You're doing so great! Going out visiting, shopping… hopefully the fussiness/vomitting won't last too much longer! Second babies don't get too difficult until they start to crawl and fight with their sibling.

I wasn't sure if I should say something but I think it's sweetpea? Not sweat pea… that makes her sound kinda stinky 😉

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Josee April 5, 2010 - 3:45 pm

Oops! You're right Chelsea! Sweatpea is not very enduring at all! Even though she can be stinky :

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