It’s been over 2 months and despite the sleep deprivation, here I am. I’ve been having urge to write a post about this baby boy of ours, but at the same time the thought of “I better go to sleep when he sleeps” seemed more appealing for the past 2 months. Yes, he is sleeping now and I’m not.
When we brought baby Iven home, he was only 7 lbs 4 oz. Few days ago he was 14 lbs 1 1/2 oz. I know !! It shows all over his face and body. That good fat of breast milk 🙂 Many of you mothers will probably know that the first two months of exclusively breastfeeding a baby can be very taxing to your body and soul (at least to mine). Each night when I had to wake up to feed him every 1 1/2 to 2 hours felt like I couldn’t do it any longer. The eyes were so heavy and I sometimes couldn’t even differentiate between reality and dreams. I often dreamed about nursing Iven and then when I really heard him cried asking for mommy’s milk, I thought I just fed him. But I had not. It was just a dream! But Alas, those days, I could perhaps say, has kinda over. He has started to sleep through the night (6 hours stretch) for the past two weeks and I started to deposit back few more hours of sleep each night (thank you baby!). When you see him grow in every department and inside out, you know your hard work pays off.
I spent so much time with Iven that I hardly had time to spend with Fiorina. The girl has grown so much (in the brain department) for the past two months too. Fiorina goes to half-day preschool now in the morning and she absolutely loves it and I’m glad that she does. I also have the luxury of having my mom around until January 10, 2014 and she’s been of tremendous help. She has been spending more time with her while I’m taking care of the baby. I’m happy to see how close she has gotten with her grandma. I believe they are going to miss each other after grandma leaves 🙁 That’s also when the real challenge as a mother of two really begins. I remember how lost I was when my mom left after helping me out for 3 months when I had Fiorina. I told my husband that I felt like crying everyday for few weeks while adjusting to life as a mother. This time around, as a mother of two. The thought of it is kinda overwhelming at this point but I have faith I will pull through. One day at a time. Please don’t let me scare you that being a mother is that scary. It’s not. It is lots of very hard work and tears (and laughters too), but you love your children so much that you know in the end of the day, you wouldn’t want it any other way.
Ok..enough of the emo stuff, now to bring up the mood a little bit…Look at these two..how can I not love them ! 🙂
and this boy is a giggling machine. I love it. He is so smiley and giggles so much these days 🙂
One of my favorite photos of him. Look at those chubbiness !! I told my husband those were my hours and hours of sleep loss, love, and breast milk lol!!