So I’ve been at this blogging thing for a short while now (although I’m not exactly on top of it at the moment with a new baby in the house-go figure), and I’m still trying to find my footing. What exactly is my niche? What do I feel truly compelled to write about? Just what IS my purpose for writing? Who is my audience and do I even feel ready to open myself up to this level of sharing?
Boy, oh, boy! Nothing can prepare you for those first weeks with a newborn! Even though this is NOT my first rodeo, the dynamics have totally changed this go-round having a toddler at home. Sleepless night after sleepless night, survival is most definitely the name of the game. The first eight weeks with a new baby are definitely the hardest in my mind. Here are some tips on how to make it through this beautiful, but exhausting, time!
Finally, I find some time for a blog post! Let’s just say that caring for a newborn doesn’t leave much time for anything else, and truthfully I haven’t wanted to do much more than snuggle with baby girl while focusing as much as possible on our firstborn as she adjusts to life with a sibling.
Do you let your kids snack on the road? We allow Alice to eat crackers and certain other foods in her car seat, which prevents her from intermittently and loudly complaining to be released from her cushioned prison. You know those people who have children who are regularly lulled to sleep by rides in the car? We are not those people.
If you had a chance to read my previous post about our toddler’s bedroom, you may remember that my sweet little girl had developed a habit of sleeping in her Ikea Circus Tent instead of her bed. We’ve made many a joke about how she’ll probably turn into a forty-year-old, unmarried woman who still sleeps in a tent on her floor. But, really, as long as she has been sleeping through the night we haven’t been too concerned about location!