Life update 235

I feel like a lot of my time lately is consumed by picking up poop. Ruthie poop, Harry poop, Crosby poop…I guess there could be worse shit to deal with (see what I did there?).

Now that Crosby has been home for over a week, I feel like we are hitting a groove. It’s been an adjustment going from 1 to 2 kids…especially when one needs a nap and one is hungry, but that has really been the only struggle so far.

Harry loves his sister so much and I feel incredibly lucky that our children are already getting along! He has only tried to sit on her once but I’m confident that was a one and done type thing. Harry loves kissing his sister and picking out her outfits.

As far as Crosberry (nickname from uncle Kyle) goes, she’s doing pretty great. The one thing I’m struggling with is getting her to nap in her crib. But she sleeps in it at night so that’s a win.

I really struggled breastfeeding with Harry and he lost quite a bit of weight right away. He was so sleepy and we had to wake him ever two hours to try to get some milk in him. Crosby is doing much better than her brother in the eating department. Girl loves her milk.

Let me tell you though…breastfeeding is tough shit for me. She is great on the left but won’t eat from the right (due to an inverted nip TMI). I know she’s doing well but the back of my mind still wonders if she’s getting enough. I do do a combo of pumping and bottle feeding and breastfeeding because it’s what works for me. I’m realizing every person is different and has a different story and if I need to bottle feed my baby, so be it. You can judge me but I don’t really care.

She has her two week check up Friday and I’m so excited to see what our doctor says. She’s alert and has her eyes open a ton. She makes silly faces and is snuggly as can be. I am trying to enjoy every moment with her because soon I will be back at work and this precious time will be a thing of the past (yes I’m struggling thinking about it). Anyway I’m incredibly grateful for all the family time we have been given these past weeks and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

In other news, Sam and I have been busy getting our new house ready…well for Sam it’s an old house. We are currently in the process of buying his dad’s house and we couldn’t be more excited! It’s got land, a deck, and plenty of space for 2 kids and a dog. We are starting with the kid’s rooms and I’m so excited to paint and decorate. Will update more on this later.

Well that’s all for now! Toodles!

-Hales

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