14 November 2010

Where did those 2 months go?!

Just checking in with my blog - I have been reading all of your blogs from my phone as I settle Bea but I can't comment from the phone unfortunately.

We are doing well. Much better than we did for the first 6 weeks! I think the adjustment to having 2 kids is bigger than from none to 1! I really was a bit of a mess the first 6 weeks. I was a bundle of anxiety over her sleeping. I think it was much more to do with how Champ slept (or didn't) once he came out of the sleepy newborn stage and I was so anxious that little Miss would do the same.

Thus far though, she has proved to be a very calm little girl and even gives us the odd 8 hour stretch of sleep! Most nights she will go down at about 8 and then sleep til anywhere from 2 to 4 which is great for a 7 week old. SHe then settles back to sleep after a very quick feed and does another 4 hour or so stretch. Daytime sleep is another issue however, with her preferring the sling to ANY other method of sleep.

1 comment:

  1. It's funny how people seem to vary in their reactions to having 1 - 2 or 0 - 1. For me, it was MUCH easier transitioning from 1 - 2, but I think that's because Will was such a needy newborn and I was NOT prepared for that.

    But I am glad things are settling down. I know that I held my breath until Emma got past 6 weeks (as that was when Will's colic came on). Once I got past that point, I also started figuring out that she was not her brother. I mean, that should be obvious, but I was just expecting her to copy everything he had done. In some ways, it's lovely that she does her own thing, but in other ways, it's frustrating, because I would love to be able to just have the same things work (and not work) for her that did for Will.

    Anyway, glad that she is giving you some sleep. Hope it all continues to even out.