Y'all this happened way too fast and quite honestly, I'm going to have to change my approach on writing these because the months truly do fly by. With Dean, the weekly posts were way too daunting so I think I'm going to do monthly updates on Leo and if you want to see what's going on in real time, you can follow along on Instagram (@akiarene)!
What this month has taught me: Being a mama of two is amazing. It comes with it's challenges (namely a teething toddler) but wow, the blessings are plenty. One thing that bothered me while I was pregnant were people's reactions when we told then we had a 15 month old as well. Most often their responses were "Uh! Why so close together.. It's going to be soooo hard... No really, two is tough.. You're not going to know what hit you". While I know that people share their advice based on experience, I really wish I would have just told those people to shove it. In the nicest way possible of course, but in all honesty the last thing you want when trying to soak in a new baby are people's looming expectations. I found myself almost waiting for stuff to hit the fan when in truth, I have a great support system. Mike got paternity leave, his mom came to visit, my mom is always around to help, and Dean is in daycare during the week so they transition to two went pretty smoothly. So if you are about to welcome a new babe choose to look forward to all the amazing moments to come instead!
Milestones: I mean, babies don't really do much. He's sleeping through the night as long as he's got a bottle around 10pm to get him through (co-sleeping), getting some breastmilk (pumping), smiling, hates his pacifier, is gaining weight well, enjoying bubble baths, and is not a fan of his car seat.
Also worth a note, like with Dean's weekly updates, we chose to get him a Big Stuffed friend to measure his growth. It's a manatee and you'll be seeing him regularly!