Braden Infant Photoshoot
The title of this post pretty much says it all. I am officially outnumbered for the majority of my days. It's two v. one from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday from now on. It's tough...even though technically my "opponents" are under 3 feet, in diapers, and only one is capable of walking/talking. Yet, while it's easily the hardest job I've ever had, I'm having a lot of fun.
I honestly was preparing myself for the apocalypse: screaming babies, spit-up everywhere, a complete disaster of a house...and while all of those things had definitely happened in the last month and a half, it's been pretty okay. It feels weird knowing that at one point it was just the three of us, Braden's entrance into our little family has really been so seamless. Yes it's harder to give Connor what he needs right away while trying to keep a reflux-y one month old upright for 30 minutes after every feeding, but we're making it work!
So many moms told me that the things that seemed so impossible with Connor will go so much easier with Braden...and of course they were right. We've learned a lot from our sweet little first born that are really freeing us from so much of trial-by-error frustrations with our second. I'm sure Braden will throw us his own little curve balls because we fully expect him to have his own unique personality from his big brother. However, it's just not as intimidating as it was the first time around. Of course Connor is constantly forcing us into new and unexplored territories in parenting...so there's always that :)
My sweet friend Leslie took some beautiful photos of Braden on his one week birthday. Check 'em out! You can contact her at her website if you're looking for some beautiful family photos :)