Thursday, 8 July 2010
one is 23 months, the other one 1 month and both cute as can be. things are pretty great around here these days (aside from the mess and dirt of the renos), sophie is a good baby and mae a lovely big sister. i've never experienced a "good" baby before and it's really changing my whole view of newborns. mae was so tricky. such a loud, cranky, angry-seeming newborn, inconsolable and easy to set off, impossible to rein back in when the scream crying started (and it started often). it was always in the back of my head that it was my fault, somehow. our fault. something that we were doing or not doing or failing to see or not trying hard enough to fix. and experiencing days with sophie has made me finally accept that all babies are different. some are grouchy (but turn into stunningly sweet toddlers). some are easy to settle, sleep for long stretches, like to be warm and snuggle and want to eat, eat, eat. i'm so glad i got the latter this time around.
it occurred to me the other day that i have given birth to a human version of baxter : )