With Matt taking 3 weeks off for paternity leave, which was soon followed by the Christmas break, it’s really the first time I’ve been alone with both children for an extended period of time. It’s still early days of learning to juggle a toddler and newborn whilst also taking care of myself, so I consider any day I manage to get us all dressed, fed and teeth brushed to be a success! I haven’t yet braved taking them both out alone, but it is currently -5’C here so I think we’re better off snuggling down inside!
After a few weeks, we also noticed that Everly was displaying the same symptoms of reflux that Henry had had as a newborn, albeit not as bad (constant crying instead of constant screaming). She wasn’t feeding well, she wasn’t sleeping well, and if awake, she was crying. She’s now on the same medication that Henry had which has worked well, and we have our calm and happy baby girl back again.
Everly is such a smiley little baby. She gave us her first smile on Christmas Eve when she was 5 weeks old, and she’s been giving them freely ever since. It is the best feeling when I go to her and she responds with a big smile, lots of cooing and an excited kicking of her legs. She sometimes treats us with a giggle, too! I love seeing her little dimple and hearing her sweet voice. She likes to be included in the family, so we make she can see us all when she’s in her bouncer, and she happily looks about at us all as we chat together.