8.14.2012

being a mama {the second time around}

I feel like this whole "mama to a new baby" adventure has been very different this time around. I feel like I am soaking it all up a little more than I did with Grayson. Maybe that's because I am more aware of how fast these little people actually grow up. I mean, I blinked and my first baby grew into an almost 2 year old. 

I'm also so much more laid back. I tried so hard right off the bat to get Grayson on a schedule. This time? Griffin is kind of making up his own schedule. And me, the avid planner, actually doesn't mind. Nursing is going 10x better this time, too. I'm sure some of it has to do with me being more relaxed & not stressing out so much. I only nursed Grayson for 4 weeks & I'm pretty confident that I'll make it longer this time. I'm not setting any crazy goals but I want it to work out better with Griffin. Not to mention, I would rather not pay for ridiculously expensive formula like we did with G.

One thing that didn't change? Remember this post where I swore Griffin would only sleep in his crib? Ha!! We put him there on his first night home & just looking at that tiny baby all alone in that big crib was enough to send me into panic mode. I couldn't do it. I guess I'm just a paranoid mama. SO, at around midnight on our first night home my poor husband was digging out the pack-n-play and setting it up in our room. Only Griffin wasn't a fan of that. at all. {Cue flashbacks of Grayson pitching a fit in the very same pack-n-play} So, then we dug out the Rock 'n Play sleeper. The same bed that G slept in for his first 6 weeks. Guess what? Griffin loved it, too. So, alas, I have a grunting newborn sleeping 2 feet away from me again in our room. It's not ideal. But? It works.

All in all, I feel so much more comfortable with Griffin at this point than I did with Grayson. Poor G had to "break us in" as parents...Griffin will probably benefit from that:)

9 comments:

Stephanie said...

I have the Rock 'n Play sleeper as well and I plan on using that over Connor's crib in the beginning. From your pictures of Instagram and your posts here, I feel like you doing one heck of a job being a Mommy of 2.

Jenna said...

I've felt the same with Lexi too. Much more relaxed and confIdent in myself as a mom. And I've had the same thoughts about the crib. She's in the pack n play in our room and I'm so not ready to put her in her crib. She's so little and it's so far away from me! Glad things are still going well with Griffin!

jeannie said...

I have witnessed your "mama-ing" to Griffin and I think you are fabulous! (But I thought you were fabulous with Grayson as well) You may think I am prejudiced because I am your Mom but I am not.....I am just stating a fact :) Love you!

Lynsey said...

I've been the exact same way with Caroline. Just within the last 2 weeks has she started to take naps in her crib but she is still sleeping at night in our room.

{annie_loo} said...

You're doing a great job! I can't imagine the changes going on, but to me, it looks like you're doing great!!!!

Mateya said...

Looks like you're doing great and Grayson seems to love Griffin! :) We have Hayden sleeping in the Rock N Play next to our bed too. It's working out great, I don't know when I'll be ready to let him go to his room :(

emily said...

He is too precious! I'm glad he likes the rock-n-play. Hey, you gotta do what works!

Catherine said...

You are such a great mom! I wish I was as laid back as you are. Let get together soon and get you out of that house!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

My hat is off to all you Mama's of two. Y'all are freaking rockstars. I say do whatever keeps you sane ;)