Hello blog world! Finally after 3 weeks, 200 diapers later, I finally found a moment to do an update post on my blog!
When I found out I was pregnant, they told me my due date was November 27, which for some reason I thought was Thanksgiving. So for the longest time when people asked me my due date, I always said, “I am due right on Thanksgiving!”. To my surprise, more then halfway through I found out Thanksgiving is actually on the 24th of November. So I was a little bit off, but I guess just like I said in the beginning, we were going to have our sweet baby girl right on Thanksgiving. You cant get anymore thankful on Thanksgiving, then holding your healthy little baby on Thanksgiving day!
Our little princess was born at 2:59 am at 8lb! The first thing I heard was the sweetest little baby girl cry, it was definitely different then the cry of our boy! But just as amazing! We are thankful she was born healthy and happy, and we couldnt be more grateful to spend Thanksgiving day with our little Emily.
My son got to meet his little sister within two days, and I have to admit, I could not wait to see his reaction. Our parents set up a camera, as did we, to record the whole thing. A memory I will cherish forever, and maybe when he’s older, it’ll be a great memory to share with him. I wasn’t sure if my son would be jealous, happy, caring, but I was eager to find out. As soon as I saw my baby boy after 2 days, I realized that he compared to her, he was not a baby anymore thats for sure! He looked so big to me! My baby suddenly became such a big boy in my eyes. I feel like I was just at the hospital holding him in my hands, how time flies!
I was overjoyed to see my son so excited, he kept hugging her, and kissing her on the head, and saying her name. It was one of the sweetest moments! My baby boy became a big brother. He loves his little sister so much, every time we start getting ready to go out, he makes sure to tell us about 10 times that Emy (thats what he calls her), needs to get into her carseat! Cuz he aint leaving the house without her!
Having two children is definitely a lot more work then having one, you need at least two more hands, especially in the beginning! I am thankful my husband has been able to help me out so much these last couple of weeks! I am slowly getting back on my feet with recovery. I am making pretty simple meals right now, and before I gave birth I was able to make some dinners to freeze, so those have been such a helpful thing to have around. Juggling diaper changes, and toddler play time, and nap times for both children, its been a busy couple of weeks, but I am slowly getting the hang of it and enjoying every minute with my two babies!
I wanted to share a small baby recipe with the new mothers out there! Its not my own, I heard about it from a friend, and its two ingredients! If water is considered an ingredient??? Haha! This is a recipe for babies with their changing little tummies. I think all the new moms out there have experienced their newborn having a hurt tummy, colic, gas bubbles, and its so painful to watch our babies in pain isn’t it? So when my little one started having tummy pains, I bought some gripe water! It’s about $10 at the store. Its basically fennel water, so a friend suggested, why not make it at home without all the additives? So here is a mini baby recipe for you all!
1 cup baby water
1/4 teaspoon organic fennel seeds
Boil your purified baby water (I bought this at Babies R Us). Once the water is boiled, add your fennel seeds, cover with a lid, and let sit for 3o minutes. After 30 minutes strain your seeds out, and you will have a fennel tea. You can give 1/2 teaspoon to your baby (From what I read online, and everyone tells me, its not a good idea to give more then a teaspoon a day to babies, so I do not recommend more then that). And this should ease some tummy pain with your sweet baby! I put the tea in a mason jar and store in the fridge, and warm up a 1/2 teaspoon before giving it to the baby.