The Peanut is slowly adjusting too. She was super excited when Trailbaby was in my belly but now that she is here and taking away from her personal time with mommy ... she isn't handling it as well. She's still very admiring of her sister and mentions how cute she is daily but she also says things like "Mommy, I don't want to eat dinner" and when I ask her why, she says "because I don't want to get bigger. I want to be a little sister." Broke my heart. Everyone makes a big deal to her about being a "big sister" that I think she honestly feels pressure of sorts. Pressure for a three year old?!
Vans and I try really hard to have our time with the Peanut and keep any semblance of our old routine as much as we can but some nights it is hard. A newborn is unpredictable and honestly, boring to a three year old.
However, summer is here, finally. The weather is warm enough to swim in our pool. The Peanut's swim lessons are over and it is so amazing to watch what she has learned. Last summer the girl would not go knee deep in water let alone put her face in and now, she's swimming under the water and diving for rings! I absolutely beam with pride watching her.
snack before pool time
So we're all adjusting in this house. Summer and my maternity leave has just begun. I look forward to regaining my fitness. I have lofty goals of going for a walk outside some time next week depending on how I feel. Oddly, recovery after #2 is much harder for me than #1. After the Peanut I was up and about rather quickly. For some reason (maybe age) I am moving a bit slower after Trailbaby.
Coach Nikon also thinks Trailbaby needs a better nickname for the blog. The Peanut was named the Peanut since I found out I was pregnant with her. She's always just been the Peanut. Trailbaby was called K2 while in my belly (or squirmy) but Coach Nikon thinks Trailbaby needs a Peanut like nickname. What do you all think? Should she remain Trailbaby until something natural comes along or should I go searching for that perfect nickname?
3 years old vs 3 days old
The Peanut holding her sister for the first time