but the thing i notice the most is the difference in me. i am much more relaxed and less stressed this time around. and i don't know if that is from being a second time mommy or if it is more from having a take-home baby.
lyla was born so early and had so many things going on that it was extremely stressful all the time. i was very protective of her. when we brought her home she was hooked up to a heart monitor. so we were always making sure she was breathing okay. she also had reflux and a dairy/soy/egg allergy which means none of us slept. ever.
she was so tiny and vulnerable. we didn't want other people touching her. and did not take her out much. she was very nervous and anxious and could easily get over-stimulated.
i did forget how much diaper changing there is with a newborn. but i love how much sleeping there is. i am trying to take the time to get as many snuggles and kisses in as i can before he becomes mobile.
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