Friday, December 12, 2008


This week was better. Steve had finals so he was home earlier than usual on some days. On one of those days (I don't remember which day. They all run together now.) I jetted out the door within minutes after he walked in so I could finish up some Christmas shopping with ONE child. Of course I took the easy one with me. How I feel while shopping with a newborn now is like how I felt while shopping alone when Sophie was a newborn. Does that make sense? Ivy just sleeps! I didn't have to entertain her, throw goldfish at her or worry that she'd try to climb out of the cart or throw a fit. I forgot how easy newborns are. Well, mine anyway. I lucked out with these two. Although Ivy seems to spit up a LOT. The only time she doesn't smell like barf is about 5 minutes after her bath. Gross, I know. My gratitude for having a washer and dryer is constantly renewed.

I've also come to understand why the second child doesn't get nearly the photos and video as the first -- besides the obvious reason of having a toddler to take care of and not having the luxury of staring at Ivy all day and taking pictures of her. We don't love her any less, and although I love the squinty-eyed newborn phase, she just isn't as entertaining as Sophie is.

Here's a good example:

Ivy's trick: Smiling (but not really because it's just a twitch, still)
Sophie's trick: Handing me Christmas ornaments to hang on her ears

Or this example:

Ivy's trick: Barfing on me twice now since I've been typing this post.
Sophie's trick: Climbing in the bouncer seat with a book and turning on the vibrator. Very cozy.

See? I don't even have pictures of Ivy's tricks. Barfing wouldn't be so lovely, especially since it comes out of her nose sometimes. Poor thing.


Andrea said...

I find these posts very informative. I'm very interested to see what it's like with two kids, but I guess I should appreciate just having the one for now.

Cynthia said...

I love that picture of Miss Sophie with her special earings. What a little beauty.

I really admire those who can get through school with a family and kids. I don't know how you both do it but props to you. I barely made it through single!

Tyler said...

Drew barfed the other day. He was laying on his back though, so it went all over his face and in his long eyelashes. Fortunately, I was not at home... :)

Rebecca said...

I'm so glad that you're honest about the challenges of mommyhood. And BTW, we missed you this weekend. All your parents talked about was little Ivy--your dad even pulled out his Blackberry to show us pictures. She's definitely a star!