Monday, October 25, 2010

Week One: Complete

I can't believe it's been a week already since this whole thing went down! After a rough few days in the hospital (I'll spare you the specifics--just know it wasn't much fun for me), we got to bring little Nolan home last Friday. Honestly, due to the pain pills I've been on, a lot of that first day is kind of a fog for me, and I'm pretty sure Nolan doesn't remember anything either--he literally slept The. Whole. Day. I do, however, remember how well he did his first night home; maybe it's just that we have experience now & know what to expect, but Mike & I seemed to handle whatever he threw at us pretty well. That's not to say we're getting GREAT sleep at night, but we're dealing. :) It's so nice that Mike has this whole week off as well.

Aiden is doing as well as can be expected with this whole adjustment. He really loves Nolan--he's especially helpful with trying to calm the little guy down when I have to change a diaper--but he is also noticing all the attention that's being paid to That Guy Who Stares and Wiggles His Hands (as Mike likes to call him). With how tired we are, it's hard not to be short-tempered when Aiden starts acting up, but we're trying to remember the situation for what it is--a HUGE adjustment for everyone. Mike is taking Aiden to Toys R Us this afternoon for some one-on-one time just so he knows he's important, too.

In all, I'd say things are going better than I had expected. One thing I told Mike was that I'm not afraid of my kid this time; last time, I was worried to be alone with Aiden, and now that I'm an old pro at this mom stuff, I'm not concerned at all. Peace of mind is great. :) Stay tuned for a story about Nolan's newborn photo session...


  1. He is so precious. Aiden looks so proud to be a big brother!

  2. Good to know the fear of not being able to keep the kid alive goes away with kid #2. =) Sounds like you guys are doing great with the adjustment. At least you are good parents and can recognize why things are a bit stressful and you are trying to make sure Aiden gets a little alone time. I hope I can come visit again someday!! Some friend I am!!!

  3. So glad things are going well.

    And, yes, it is much easier the second time around.