Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Becoming a brother

Dear Boston,

Life has changed quite a bit for you in the last two weeks.  I spent my first 2 nights in a row away from you, while your baby brother was born.  When Daddy and I got home, we brought a baby with us that to your surprise is here to stay.  It was tough adjusting to having less one on one time with Mommy and Daddy for the first week, but things are feeling back to normal now. 

While we were in the hospital you visited us twice a day and got some practice in holding brother.  Grandma took good care of you while me and Daddy were gone and Daddy even came home one night from the hospital to tuck you in bed.  The first thing you did when me, Daddy and Zeke came in the door was sit on the couch and hold baby brother.  You helped him suck on his binky and gave him lots of beijos and pats.  You already are such a sweet brother.  Isaac had a rough day at the Drs. and you were extra sweet to him all day.  When he cried you would run for his binky and try to give it to him.  You also talked extra soft and sweet to him, with lots of soft pats and beijos.  I think you knew he was having a rough day and you were very concerned about him.  :)

Momma's still figuring out how to get in enough time with both her boys, but we're off to a good start.  I spend all night with Isaac, because he has to eat a lot and again because of nursing we spend a lot of cuddling time during the day.  To make sure I get enough time with you, we do our devotional/learning time together every day and you and I go on a walk all by ourselves. I love our walks together.  Your favorite thing to do on these walks is find sprinklers that hit the sidewalk and go stand in the water.  :)  When you spot a sprinkler you shout "water!" and we run toward it.  We also go on dates to visit Daddy at work, just you and me and whenever I run an errand I bring you with me.  I take a nap during your nap time and so does Isaac.  You and I have had so much fun spending every second together for the last 2 years, but now that we have another buddy to play with I think we'll have even more fun! 

The moment Isaac was born, you instantly seemed so much bigger and older.  Being a big brother will be a big part of who you are and I can't wait to watch you grow and learn in this new exciting roll.  I can't believe my baby Boston is now my oldest child.  Isaac is one lucky kid to have you as a big brother. 

I love you Buddy.



First 2 weeks

Dear Isaac,

You are two weeks old today and your due date was just yesterday.  You've been in our arms such a short time, but already we can't picture our lives without you.  You are so sweet and have a very similar temperament to big brother's.  You're a happy, mellow little man and you hardly cry.  You smile lots in your sleep and sometimes even with your eyes open.  Just like your brother, you're one tough little dude.  At one week old you decided it was time to roll over.  Your brother did this at 6 weeks.  I imagine having a big brother to watch will help you pick up his tricks quickly! 

Nursing is one of your favorite past times and we make a good team buddy!  Every night I put you to bed in your awesome arms reach co sleeper and the two of us try to catch a few zzz's for a couple hours before you're ready to nurse again.  Every now and then you make it 4 + hours without nursing, but usually you like to eat much more often than that.  :) 

Boston really likes to hold you and help you with your Binky.  He loves to touch your hair and give you beijos on your forehead.  Whenever he leaves the house he says, "Bye baby" or "Bye Zekey".  You and him will be best buddies some day soon and I can't wait to watch your relationship grow. 

I never thought I was a very cute baby, but I must of been, because you look exactly like me as a baby and you are stinkin adorable.  Your hair is already awesome and you have a ton of it.  You have a lot of brother in you, some Daddy, definitely some Mommy and then your own little look on top of it all.  You are one handsome little dude, with the perfect amount of chub.  Your coloring is much more like Daddy's, but the verdict is still out on your eyes.  Will they be blue?  Green?  Not sure just yet. 

You spend most of your days cuddled up to me or Grandma (AKA Granbonk), but we're trying to get you a little more tummy time.  Today you spent all day cuddled up to Mommy because you were circumcised.  You weren't real happy with this experience, but you did great and toughed it out at the Dr.'s.  The Dr. normally doesn't let parents be in the room for circumcisions, but I told them I held brother's hands when he got his done and asked if I could do the same with you, so they said ok.  The Dr. said maybe they should start letting parents come back, because usually children scream bloody murder the whole time they're strapped down on the table.  You cried a little, but were calmed by me holding your hands and kissing your cheeks.  I even sang a little, just like I did for brother. 

I think that's all the highlights from your first two weeks of life.  I should probably swaddle you up and put you in bed now, so we can both get some rest...maybe I'll wait a few minutes.  You look awful cozy cuddled up on Daddy's chest.  :)