Sunday, December 6, 2009

Settling in

Isabella is settling into our family well. Her big sister is delighted to have another family member to love...although she's still coming to terms with the fact that you can love lots of people at once. She told me the other day she loved little Is "instead" of me. Hmmm. She'll get there :)

At the moment we're laying low. Spending time together. Working out how to breastfeed whilst juggling a toddler on my lap. Learning to show love and attention to both our little ones in equal measure. Accepting that sometimes its hard to get that bit right. Starting to let go of toddler adjustment behaviours. Listening to others advice. Taking it on when it resonates. Letting go of other peoples expectations of me. Allowing us to just be.

To be honest, having a newborn again is more wonderful than I expected. I was prepared for the exhaustion after labour, the pain of breastfeeding, the shock of sleep deprivation and then the fog you live in until a routine is established. I know I'm only 2 weeks in...but there seem to be way more wonderful moments than challenging ones. I guess its true what they say - 2nd time is easier.

Thank you for your well wishes on the arrival of our little girl. It means alot to us. x


Clare said...

Gorgeous J. We're still itching to meet little Is. Will give you a call later this week. Take care, C x

Nikki Cardigan said...

Once I realised that perfect in terms of "life" had a different definition from perfect in the dictionary, I was able to realise that my life was, in so many ways, perfect. It felt good. Reading your post made me think that right now, your life sounds perfect!

13mimosa said...

Congratulations, she's so precious! I'm glad it's going so well and that it's as easy as it can be. I must confess my own second was so much harder, so I'm always envious of the easy times!