Sunday, April 3, 2011
While I do love the fact that she is a relaxed, easy baby, I am looking forward to her waking up a bit more soon. I'm ready to see her smile (while not asleep) and play.
Leo is taking to her pretty well so far - he tries to help rock her bassinet (but too vigorously), or shove her head back onto my chest when she's already finished breastfeeding. When she cries he usually says "baby cry" but mostly he just ignores her.
A funny thing I've noticed is how big Leo seems to me after handling her. I mean, he's a big toddler, but once you spend a few hours handling a newborn (so light!) then Leo seems enormous. And heavy. Very heavy. But on the other hand, I appreciate it so much more when he can do things like help us dress him. After dressing a squirming newborn, simple things like Leo helping to push his arms into the sleeves of a shirt are much appreciated. And a silent newborn makes his happy (and effusive) speech even more enjoyable. Each of them makes me appreciate the other all the more.
I'm sure we'll have plenty of challenging days ahead, sleepless nights and sibling fights, but for the moment, things are blissfully easier than expected. Now please excuse me while I go knock on wood.
I'll keep posting pics on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/clickclickchic/