Tuesday, September 09, 2008

for the most part she is easy

"They" say that all babies are different and if your first was difficult your second will be easy and vice versa. I know that there are exceptions to the rule, but so far it is true. Lance was a very particular baby, ate a lot (every 2 hours), slept little, would cry if anything was not exactly the way he wanted it, hated all baby equipment (swings, vibrating chairs, car seat, etc). Lily in comparison, is a very easy, content baby, she will hang out in baby stuff, she does not scream every time we put her in the car seat (she does sometimes), she sleeps pretty good ( i sometimes have to wake her up to feed her), she doesn't have a scream that will send you into a panic, she is for the most part a very happy baby. We kept waiting for her to wake up and become like her brother, but after three weeks, though we have our moments, or should I say our hours from 6:30 to 9:30 every evening, she has not become the difficult baby we were expecting, though there is still time. We have been able to take her out a few times, Target, Panera, the playground (me being germ freak made sure no one touched her and she was tucked away in a sling the whole time) which we could never do with lance. Lance fortunately loves Lily and is always a big help when he can. Fortuantely she is a good sleeper and I have had some one on one times with him which I really missed our first week home. Today we are having issues because Lily seems to be extra demanding (she wants to eat every two hours) then add in Lance who did not sleep well last night and we have a recipe for disaster, oh did I mention it is suppose to rain today too, so little man might not get the outside time he needs daily. For the most part things are going better then expected. We have had our issues with nursing, why is something so natural, so hard??? Last night I finally got her nursing on my "bad" side without it hurting, so hopefully things will get better, I hate this beginning, learning stage. I keep telling myself I can do it, I did it with Lance and we can't afford for me not to, formula is so expensive! 3 weeks down, 11 months and 1 week left! I must set smaller goals. Lily is having a hard time going to sleep, must go help.

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