I’m sure every time I write one of these posts I will find myself thinking “I cannot believe another month has passed us by” but really.. I CAN’T believe another month has gone by. It feels like I was just pregnant (with Madeleine, ha!). This past month has been pretty crazy. Jeremy was in California for a week which was hard for me even though I had friends and family come to help. I have such a hard time turning my mind off when Jeremy isn’t the one helping. I’m a little bit of control freak and that is something I am trying to work on. I had also decided to pick up a few hours at work and my first weekend back overlapped with his trip. Our moms came to the rescue and watched both of the girls for me- yay! Eloise had only taken a bottle 2-3 times and pretty much refused it while I was gone.. Talk about stressful! So far I have only been working one day a weekend but it is a VERY nice change. Everyone I talk to thinks it’s crazy for me to waste valuable family time at work but I just don’t have it in me to stay at home 7 days a week. I’ve been working since I was 15! It’s a chance for me to get out, go to the city for the day and have adult conversation. Not to mention some extra cash so Jeremy doesn’t know how much I actually spend on coffee/baby clothes. The downside to working is having to pump- which I hate! My job has been super great about giving me the breaks I need which was something I was really nervous about when I made the choice to go back. So far I’ve pumped in offices, employee bathrooms, the car while driving to/from work.. I keep saying I’m going to hit up a super fancy hotel on my walk from the train to work one of these mornings. I don’t know how people who are exclusively pumping do it. You ladies are super hero’s in my mind!
Now on to Eloise. This little lady has grown SO much. She is out of her newborn clothes and starting to fill out her 0-3/3month stuff. She’s so wiggly and is always kicking or throwing punches. Her little coo’s are to die for. I don’t remember Madeleine really making that “acooooo” sound that Eloise makes. It melts my heart every time. She’s still nursing really well and finally spitting up less. She loves to chat and smiles so big when you tap her on the nose- it’s really cute! I don’t want to jinx myself (knock on ALL of the wood) but she is turning into a pretty decent sleeper. I get both of the girls ready for bed at the same time and usually nurse her while Madeleine gets her last few minutes of post-bathtime play in. If Jeremy is home one of us will take her and one of us will lay with Madeleine. Eloise will usually sleep from 9-230/330, nurse and then sleep until 6. We NEVER had that with Madeleine! She also doesn’t really scream in the middle of the night, it’s more fussing. During the day she will take a lot of cat naps for me unless we are out- then she sleeps the entire time. If she’s awake she still wants to be held so there is a lot of baby wearing going on. I know I’ve said this before but thank god for the Solly Baby wrap. It saves my life everyday. She has her two month appointment today so we will get her official length/weight then!
Madeleine has also grown a ton this month. She is less fussy and more helpful when I am taking care of Eloise. She loves Eloise so much already- it’s amazing. She will bring me diapers & throw out the dirty ones, tell me when she thinks baby is hungry, play boo and “got ya nose!” with her for hours and of course let me know “baby is CRYING”. All of a sudden I am getting 4 and 5 word sentences from her which blows my mind! On the downside we somehow developed an issue with her wanting to watch videos all of the time. She mostly watches educational stuff but it’s still not something I want her doing all of the time. I do say no but then she will continue to ask over and over (and over and over) which can drive a person crazy! I feel like it’s the age but I also know it’s something I should stop sooner rather than later. Any advice?