life with emilia: four weeks in.
I cannot believe that this little love muffin is exactly one month old today!
What a total whirlwind the last four weeks have been. In the most amazing way possible.
She is still such a tiny peanut but surprisingly she put on a whole two pounds in less than a month! She might outgrow Max at this rate. Ha.
Everything about this little babe is a dream. I know that some people stress over the newborn phase but I am so thankful I am not one of them. I LOVE these little squishy newborn moments where she cuddles up on my chest in a tiny ball.
I can hardly take how she still scrunches her little hands up by her face while she sleeps and how she after she eats, she just squirms around like she just can’t.even.deal. She is the best!
The way that Max talks to her makes me want to have 67 more children. He is just the SWEETEST with her. He calls her “his cutie” – he shows her his toys every day, he gets SO worried when she cries. He doesn’t like to go anywhere without her (like even upstairs or downstairs without her!) and it’s like he just can’t even wait until she can play with him.
Aside from being a complete basket case over the last two weeks because we’ve all been sick (pretty sure after I wrote my last update, I called my mom crying like a psycho because Max had a fever and I was like HOW DO I KEEP THE BABY FROM GETTING SICK OMG) and just being so, so worried about her catching something from one of us, life as a family of four is pretty amazing.
Emilia already seems to sleep better at night than Max did. I mean, okay, let me just say it: she 100% does. I don’t know if that’s just a product of being the second born and the fact that I put her down while she is awake many times out of necessity (where as you probably remember I held Max for basically the first 16 weeks of his life, ha!) or that frankly, she just sleeps better? But it’s great. Even though it still shocks me every single night. At night, she is giving me 4.5, sometimes even 5 hours. Max didn’t give me more than three hours until 23 months! Crazy.
She eats like a champ and I love how her cheeks are getting adorably chubby.
In my last update, I shared how insanely overwhelming it was at first going from one to two kids. In just two weeks, things have got SO much better. First, I feel like I’m really back to myself, if only because it’s like I was thrown to the wolves and had no choice! I’ve resumed some of Max and my normal routine (within reason of course) which is just necessary – basically I had to jump in with two kids and go for it! We even successfully went to Target as a tricycle and let’s just say that having two kids is probably great for my Target runs because I can’ fit anything in the cart.
Don’t worry though, I still have these moments where I’m like HOW DID MY MOM DO IT. Especially without the internet. Am I right?
And most weekends, I die on Sunday because I know Eddie has to go back to work and I’m just like… but can’t someone be here with me all day long? PLEASE OMG.
Also, I credit my mom to my semi-relaxed (she is waaaay more relaxed than me!) mindset about this time with a newborn. I felt this way so much with Max and I just don’t want to wish the time away. It’s already going by so fast. I hate how fast it’s going by. I love being home with these babes and this is such a special and fun time for us and it’s not going to last forever. So the last thing I want to do is stress over it!
Aside from Max being a bit of a threenager at times, the majority of our days together are absolutely amazing.
And of course, as for Max, in the next few weeks I’ll have his three year (!!) update as well as what we are loving at three years old. How is he so old?
These updates seem so much shorter than my early (weekly!) ones with Max, but things are just easy and lovely over here! xoxoxo
14 Comments on “life with emilia: four weeks in.”
I laughed when I read how you die when Sunday hits and your husband has to go back to work. I felt the exact same way when my kids were babies! I was like why can’t you just stay home! Now they are 9 & 12!
I love your blog! I have been following for years now. I look forward to checking in every morning! Def my fav! Your kids are the cutest!
Having one child was overwhelming, exhausting, nerve wracking, intense and EVERY OTHER EMOTION. I wasn’t sure I’d even have another. But once I had 2? I felt like I hit my stride. They’re now 5 & 2 and I can honestly say there are no words to describe watching them play, laugh, create memories together…there’s NOTHING like it (and yes, chaotic, but ya sweat SUCH little small stuff the 2nd time around😉). You’re doing AMAZING, Momma! They’re BEAUTIFUL and just get ready for your heart to burst beyond what you can even fathom❤❤❤. What a ride we’re lucky enough to be on❤
Your growing family is SO sweet, I’m so happy for you! I have a twin brother and an older brother, and my dad was deployed in the military while we were just babies/toddlers, I STILL can’t fathom how my mom didn’t go absolutely bonkers.
I am so happy to hear that these past weeks have been such a joy and that Max adores her so much! You are doing an amazing job of handling it all and prioritizing your family! And that second picture? Totally melted my heart.
Oh my goodness, I love these updates SO MUCH! I always always ask myself how my parents did it. They had 4 girls. That’s 4 kids. What? And no internet? I pretty much rarely go to the store anymore, it’s just Target runs and we moved closer to one – I always joke with my husband the main reason we moved is to be closer to Target lol. But for real, how did they do it? Sending lots of love for an awesome holiday season as a family of 4!!!!!!!
She is beautiful. Max seems so much older in comparison! Thanks for sharing the fun update.
I love these updates! She is so stinkin cute! I find your positive spin on the newborn stage so refreshing. When Kieran was a newborn, I was a total spaz and let it get the best of me! Your positivity is so wonderful. Because you’re right: this time is so fleeting! Soak up every second. Xoxo
“67 more children” XDXDXD she looks like her father! and I can so see Max being all sweet to her
I laughed when I read “threenager”. So funny! Everyone talks about the terrible twos, but three was way more of a challenge – especially with the first and third (for some reason).
They’re beautiful children. God bless your lovely family.
OMG!!! So much love!!!! It’ll get easier and easier as time goes by. Mine are 3yo and 7.5 months now. And it’s totally adorable! The older, Isabel, just ADORES Naomi to bits. And Naomi is starting to get so much more interactive and playful. JUST WAIT!!!! The cuteness will drive you over the top soon :-D
I watched one of your Instastories with her little sounds… I’m currently 13 weeks pregnant and I cannot wait until I can hear my little one make all those super-adorable baby noises!!
I just can’t get enough of your baby posts, first about Max and now Emilia! It is always the best treat to sit down and read these–they are all so full of joy and contentment. Emilia’s little face just kills me (the second photo!!!) Thank you so much for sharing these moments with us Jess! <3
I think I was so concerned/overwhelmed/f’in hormonal with my first those early days that I swore I’d never have another. It is reading things like this which make me go, well, it will be hard but oh so sweet!