One of my favorite things about “starting over” with a new baby after our girls were out of the diapers-and-pacis stage was that I was able to soak in Jackson’s baby days as much as humanly possible. On his first birthday, I created a Flipagram of all of the “lap naps” he’d taken, and it was well over 100 pictures (with several hundred naps that went undocumented).
When our girls were little, we pretty much stuck to naps and sleep in the crib, etc. I don’t exactly regret it—and I’m not sure how I would have survived 4 under 5 if they didn’t sleep in their own beds!—but I have really enjoyed the extra snuggles this time around.
When we found out we were expecting again in March, one of my biggest worries was how we’d juggle a newborn with a toddler who was very attached to us. We’d never dealt with jealousy when bringing home a new baby, but I thought this might be the exception.
Thankfully, I didn’t need to worry. Jack has adjusted beautifully to being a big brother to “Bupas,” and it turns out that two arms are perfect for snuggling both of my boys at once. I can’t wait to put together another Flipagram of these photos at the end of this year because they’re some of my favorite moments of the past 6 weeks: