Phew. That was a long blogging break. I think it might be the longest I have ever taken. Regardless, I'm still here. Doing pretty well most days. Of course some days are just hard, and sadly, those are the days that tend to stick out in my mind, but I'm working on that. Having two littles is not for the faint of heart. I am currently trying to figure out how to grow a third arm. Having just one more arm would come in so handy. Truly.
Lately, Felix *really* wants me to help him build caves in the living room so we can escape from "nice dinosaurs and dragons". Building caves and forts while nursing a baby is not easy. Telling Felix to wait is also not easy. See, I told you a third arm would be extremely helpful.
Roman is two months old. He's growing and changing every day and I'm doing my best to press pause on each moment. Still haven't mastered the elusive pause, but I continue to try. Damn, I love a chunky, cheeky baby. And his gummy smile nearly knocks me down sometimes. He is definitely quicker to smile than Felix was.
Right now Roman is a great sleeper at night. Things in the sleep department started out rough (don't they always?) but now we're sailing along and I'm able to get 5 or 6 hours in a row (if I make the right decision to go to bed by 10pm). Getting more sleep is such a trade-off when it comes to nursing, though. Engorgement is not fun. Hopefully my body will figure things out soon. Oh, and by no means am I getting attached to the sleep thing right now, just enjoying it and being grateful for it while it lasts. If I learned one thing the first time around it was NEVER GET ATTACHED. Things always change and this certainly goes for how much a baby sleeps. At least for my babies.
We've had some lovely visitors lately. D's mom was here. She's a huge help and a tremendous fort buider. Also, my best lady came down to escape her cold and dark apartment post-Sandy. We made caramel apples and watched way too many eposides of Friday Night Lights. It was awesome. Besides hosting visitors and playing in the living room, our family has taken a fair amount of hikes -- good thing because time outdoors is so good for all of us. That we know for sure.
Here are a few favorite shots from the last couple of weeks.
Have fun out there, and if I don't say hello before Thursday, Happy Thanksgiving.