Big news! The princess has been born!
What? This isn’t news any more.
Damn! Forever late to the party.
We had our own little princess born into our family a couple of short months ago and looking at those pictures of Kate on the steps of the Lindo Wing I can’t help but be in awe of how fantastic she looks compared to probably feeling like she could enjoy a good lay down. As hard and fast as the labour probably was and she might be on a high, those eyes are screaming out “CLOSE ME!”
Now I know Kate loves reading Calm to Conniption I am sure so I thought I would share some of the things I have learnt nearly 3 months into bringing baby home, the second time around.
Sleep, Eat, Rave, Repeat
I don’t know about you Kate but the first time around I was chasing my tail try to get onto a routine, then not bothered with a routine, and back to needing a routine again. Checking out books to see if I was doing it right.
There is no right way. I know that now.
Second time around you know the drill – Sleep, Eat, Rave, Repeat. Life is much calmer. What happens happens and that is how we roll. Such a relief.
A crying baby will not self-combust
With two little ones under your care Kate you must understand, you are the minority. Witching hour while Willy is away isn’t so fun but you do what you have to do.
Sometimes your baby girl is going to cry because she is just plain tired but you have little Georgie in the bath. Don’t panic, remain calm. She won’t self-combust, though at times she might sound like it. As long as you know she is safe, fed and clean it just comes down to that crazy time of the day and you will be with her as soon as you can.
What’s good for the goose wasn’t always good for the gander
All babies are different and though mothers second time around have all the hind sight and experience there will always be something new.
Set Georgie up
Before you sit down to feed your little Princess or do something that commits your time to her. Make sure you set your little man up.
Get out the PlayDoh, Duplo, or The Crown Jewels and let him throw them around.
Give him a snack and make sure he has some water because as soon as your butt hits the royal couch he is going to want/need something if you haven’t occupied him first.
Who am I kidding, he is probably going to want something from you anyway but at least you have started off on the right foot.
So Kate, I wish you well on these first few days at home. My biggest downfall…I forgot to eat. Not so helpful to be running on empty during this time. Get your people onto that stat!
Enjoy your little Princess. Ours has added a whole new dose of sunshine to our home.
Can’t wait for your text so I can find out her name. I’m sure you have my number.
Do you have any tips for Kate?