It’s already been a week since Harper made her way into the world. On one hand it seems like just yesterday I was still pregnant; but then again, she fits in so well to our family that I can’t remember not having her here with us.
Easing into life with two kids has been amazingly easy. I mentioned to my mom that when we brought Avalon home from the hospital, I remember sitting on the couch while Rob held her in his arms and thinking soooo…now what? My life had changed so radically from Before Avalon to Now and I didn’t know how to deal or what to really do with myself. It was as if the pause button on my life had just been pressed and I was frozen.
This time around though is much easier – we just keep going on with life. There’s no chance to wonder what we need to do. Rather, we move forward and keep keeping on, doing the laundry, making Avalon’s breakfast, and constantly asking both the dogs and Avalon if they need to go pee in the midst of also breastfeeding, cleaning up spit up, and writing one-handed emails while the other gets a six-pound workout.
Granted (and this is me whispering verrrrrry softly so that no one actually hears this and jinxes us), Harper has made life very easy on us. She’s the polar opposite from Newborn Avalon, meaning she is content! And doesn’t constantly cry! And is pleasant to be around! I honestly didn’t know they made babies this way, but I’m thrilled that I have one of my own who doesn’t make me question what in the world I did to to my life by having a baby.
Dude, I’m just being honest. And Avalon, I love you very, very much…now.
So what’s the three pounds about? That’s how much baby weight I have left to lose. I know, that was fast, and no, I don’t know how that happened. I only mention this because 1) posterity and record keeping and whatever and 2) seriously, Harper is awesome. I can really only attribute the weight loss to her awesome nursing skillz because other than that I clearly have not been running any marathons lately and don’t know how else to explain it. The third (and fourth?) baby is going to have a lot of competition with Harper when it comes to this area because Mama really likey. However, I gotta admit that my hips have expanded to such extremes that they can reach from coast to coast while the rest of my body is in Indiana. Eh, you win some, you lose some.
All in all, life is great and we really couldn’t be more blessed.