With one change in a family, everything changes. Change is a wind that comes bustling up, tossing everyone up into the sky. We all land in a new spot. With the addition of a new baby into our family, everyone is taking on new roles….
Lenayah has been promoted from Squeaky Wheel to Sea Monster. Though she can flex between the two like a saloon door, she now leans to the side of sea monster. Meaning she silently and sneakily lurks around the house and then pops up unexpectedly to noisily menace the nearest brother or bystander. She has followed her older brother’s suit and loves on her new baby bro, but with some mauling and grabbing. There is a high chance she may think he is cross between a piece of furniture, a puppy dog and robotic baby doll.
Conor took a few weeks off after Dawson’s birth, he did ALL of the things. From menu planning, to diaper changes, to bedtimes, to ‘lie to me and tell me these bags bring out the colour in my eyes’. Yet, now that I am up through the night I realize he is also our resident White Noise Machine, broaching close to possible sleep apnea territory. I was nervous about adding another baby, after the difficulty we had together with number two – but we seem to have hit an ebb and flow this time around. We are slow learners but the dance of co-parenting is getting less clunky.
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