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 🙂