I’m only 7 weeks late in posting this but Oliver is here! He was born on January 16, 2014. He weighed 9 lbs 14 oz (ouch) and was 22 inches long. He looked nothing like a newborn.
My due date was January 10th so I was actually induced on the 16th. We kept hoping he would come on his own but he obviously wasn’t interested in that. Labor was a lot faster this time than it was with Annaliese. It was more difficult in some ways but I was thankful that it didn’t drag on as much.
Since we brought Oliver home he has been eating like a champ and already weighs 13 lbs. He is wearing size 3 to 6 month clothes and size 2 diapers already. He is a big boy! He has been much fussier than Annaliese was which has been a little tough at times. The evenings are usually rough. Chris and I finally get Annaliese into bed and then its Oliver’s turn to put us to work. That seems to be a little less now so hopefully we are turning a corner. He started smiling around 5 weeks which has been so much fun. He smiles at Annaliese which makes my heart melt. Here is my favorite picture of them together:
The adjustment has been huge but Annaliese has been doing a pretty good job of being a big sister. She loves him to pieces but her whole little world was turned upside down when he came along. After a few weeks when we started to get back into our normal routine, I think she realized that things were going to be ok. Its not helping that she seems to be finished with napping. I’m not finished napping so the afternoons are long :) She is a grump when she doesn’t nap, but if she does nap she can’t fall asleep at night until 9:30 or 10:00. This transition phase is tough! I’m trying to be as patient with her as possible and know that she is trying her best too. One of our new favorite things to do is go grocery shopping together on the weekends. Chris stays home with Oliver so its just Mommy and Annaliese time. It sounds silly but its nice to spend a little time with her.
I’m looking forward to what the next month brings as Oliver grows even more. I can’t wait for the first laugh and the first time he rolls over. I thought it would be less exciting watching a 2nd child grow and change but it definitely isn’t!