I’d have to say that this last month has been the craziest (and fastest) month of our lives. If it isn’t enough to add a second child to the family, but let’s also pack an entire house to move across the country. So far Sawyer seems to be a little bit fussier then Sebastian was, but Sebastian was the world’s easiest baby so it’s not very fair to compare. Sawyer likes to be held all day long and if you lay him down, he usually cries within a few minutes. Now I would love to do nothing but hold and cuddle my baby all day, but the whole packing an entire house and moving across the country with a newborn makes that a bit tough.
Stats: 11 pounds 12 ounces
Likes: Being held, eating, mommy, bath time
Dislikes: Being gassy, being smothered (with love) by his brother
Nicknames: “Little bit”, “little brudder” (how Sebastian says brother), “little big man”
Firsts: First trip to Indiana, celebrated his first Christmas, he’s met 4 out of 6 grandparents and will meet the last set once we get out to California
Milestones: At around 2 weeks, he started focusing on faces. He’s also slept for a stretch of 6 hours at night once or twice.
Sleep: He’s started a bit of a schedule. He will usually go down around 11:30, then wake up to eat around 4:30 or so and then wake up again around 7:30 to eat again and then go back to sleep until about 9:30. There have been a few nights though where he was up until 1 or 2. I’ve felt well rested pretty much every day since he was born. Not sure how, but it’s been easier with the second kid??
I knew that as soon as Sawyer was born that Matt and I would be completely head over heels for our new baby. That love happens instantaneously. What I didn’t realize was that Sebastian would feel the exact same way. I’m not sure why, but I expected it to take time for him to warm up to a new baby and develop the love over time. As soon as Sebastian laid eyes on Sawyer, he was completely smitten. He loves going up to his baby ‘brudder’ and saying “hi Sawyer” and then proceeds to kiss and touch and pet and love on him for a few minutes. He does this a zillion times a day. It’s incredibly cute but can get annoying when I’m nursing or Sawyer is sleeping and gets woken up.