Although I have my moments and my days, managing two has continued to get easier. Caity is now eating some solids at every meal and about 1 container of puree a day so meal times can be a little busy. I have started to find my rhythm though and on good days we all eat a good breakfast and lunch together without a single tear. Parker and I usually have the same thing and then I feed pieces of mine to Caity. Then there are the days when it’s worth it to pile them in the car and head to Chick-fil-A for lunch. Even better when they fall asleep on the way home and I can play on Facebook in a cool car!
I still haven’t figured out morning nap with Caity because she still needs to nurse and be rocked for awhile before I can put her down. I usually try and reserve that time for Parker to watch a movie or one of his shows. Once she gets more consistent that nap will be a good time for Parker and I to play or work on something together. Afternoon nap I am trying to get at the same time after lunch. That way I can put them both down and have an hour or two to myself to blog, craft, or finish up something around the house.
They are now also on the same bedtime schedule. Over the last 3 or so months we have slowly gotten Caity down earlier and earlier from when we started around 10pm. We had a little hiccup with the time change but that surprisingly didn’t affect either of them very much. After dinner we do bath, story time, and then Rob puts P to sleep and I nurse/rock Caity. Lately she has been falling asleep around 8ish. Some nights she is done nursing but not asleep so Rob and I switch so I can have some one-on-one time with Parker and he can with Caity.
The next few months are going to be extremely busy with getting ready to move and then unpacking everything. I hope I can keep calm through the process and take it one day at a time. My goal is to get out and do something fun every morning and then focus on the “to-do” stuff at nap time and after bed time.
Brother & Sister Love
I love watching them together. Parker is wanting to play with Caity more and more each day. Caity desperately wants to move and do the things her big brother is doing. Parker easily forgets how fragile and small Caity is so I feel like I am constantly telling him to be careful and inadvertently saying, “get out of Caity’s face”. I didn’t think it an issue until one night I overheard Parker say to Rob as he was getting him ready for bed, “get out of my face Daddy”. I started laughing hysterically and still can’t keep a straight face when he says it. Rob wasn’t as amused… We found the Summer Infant Pop n’ Play Portable Playard on Amazon and it is a great way to give Parker and Caity a chance to interact with one another but still keep C safe.
Parker VS Caity