Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve blogged. Maybe because every time I sit down to my computer I hear my toddler ask for “Milkie” or a baby crying. Ha! But, I can’t complain. I’m blessed with two little fireballs that make every day exciting. That said for me the transition to two has been mindblowing. First things first recovery from my VBAC has been extremely hard. I so wish I had just done the repeat c-section. So for anyone thinking a vaginal recovery is easier than a c-section, think again. Its recovery time is much longer than the 6 week time period in my opinion because a lot of ligaments have been stretched and are weakened that aren’t damaged as much by the c-section. I think it would have been easier had I not had a c-section before where my uterus has been sliced open as well as my ab muscles which are all key to pelvic floor health so it’s prob a lot different for women who just have vaginal births. Anyways that has been an emotional and physical roller coaster not to mention all the new tricks I’ve had to learn/try since my little boy is a completely different baby than my daughter.
My daughter was the easiest baby ever. Never really fussy, took a paci from the start, nursed well, slept well – I mean really, my husband and I thought “man this isn’t that tough. What’s all the fuss about?” Somebody must have been listening because our little guy has a cry that can be heard a block away. He won’t take a paci and just recently got on a schedule and is sleeping much better. Hallelujah! When he is a happy baby, he is the happiest little guy on the planet and so sweet but when he’s mad, he’s mad! So far he’s liked all the opposite toys that my daughter did. But, one of the things both agree on is that they like to eat. He’s already 20 lbs at nearly 6 months!
After having this little guy I feel like all the things I learned with Elle could have been pretty much thrown out the window and I also felt like an idiot for ever offering advice to anyone. Who knew babies could be so different?! How about you? Are your little ones different? Did you have a tough transition to two or even three?