Three weeks with this snuggly little love and we are completely smitten. It has been kind of an emotional roller coaster and about a million adjustments for everyone but we are truly happy and honestly I feel like we are complete as a family. We have spent 90% of the past three weeks just together learning how to be a family. The sleep deprivation has been real, the newness of breast feeding and baby wearing again and just learning how to care for a newborn has been all consuming but we are finally getting there and finding some sense of normal.
I had mentioned in one of my Instagram posts that Jessamyn has been struggling with the adjustment and I should say that has continued...she is great with her sister, absolutely adores Ophelia BUT has been acting out and throwing crazy tantrums daily. It has been hard for me because honestly I know she doesn't normally act like this and so watching her struggle and destroy things has been just hard all around. Really though I know it just will take time and a lot of patience and she will settle in to life as a family of four. I am so glad she loves her sister though, that has made everything so much better and everyday she adjusts a bit more and we are finding a new normal... whatever that is.
One thing that has literally been a lifesaver through all of this... and I am not kidding is our Snuggle Me Organic Baby Bed. I know that sounds like I am advertising... and this post is sponsored but seriously this bed has been amazing and I would genuinely recommend it and don't know what we would have done without it. We got it about a week ago and it has really changed how much sleep we have been getting and just the entire way we handle naps and nighttime. (I say we because our apartment is a studio so if the baby isn't sleeping.. no one is sleeping) Before the Snuggle Me Organic we used a bassinet which Ophelia didn't really love... she honestly likes to sleep on me or as close as possible so there have been a lot of sleepless nights for all of us BUT since getting the Snuggle Me Organic she has almost... (because I'd be lying if I said always) gotten on a schedule and it has been awesome for all of us as far as getting a few hours of sleep here and there. Oh and it is actually designed to help keep them on their back while sleeping which has been pretty awesome for my peace of mind.. apparently you can also use it for tummy time too which I haven't tried but am definitely going to.
Also we took the Snuggle Me Organic with us on a quick weekend trip to Santa Fe and it made sleeping in the hotel so much easier than it would have been without it. it is also super lightweight which means I literally tossed it in the car and brought it with us. Basically I am in love with this thing right now because seriously I will take any and all the sleep I can get! Oh and If you are interested in trying one out you can use code WANDER20 to get 20% off!
ps. If you have any sleep tips or questions about the Snuggle Me Organic please please please comment below!
So yeah! Basically the past three weeks have been a blur... a very exhausting happy blur. We have laughed, cried, changed a million diapers, and even went on a spontaneous trip to Santa Fe (that blog post still to come). It has really been wonderful though and I am loving every moment.