For Prospective Father’s of Two…Baby Update

Three weeks ago I became a father…again. Without giving up too much, Simon came into our lives incredibly quickly. There were much less complications then there was when we had Claire. 

After an extra day in the hospital, everyone is home and doing well. Simon is eating well, sleeping well, and pooping well, about as many activities a newborn can handle.

   

 So since we have been home for awhile, let’s address some of the issues. Some people say that when you have two children, it is double the work, while others say that it is simply not true. To be completely honest, I don’t think it is actually double the work, but I don’t remember being this exhausted the last time around. I have also gone from a one cup person, to a two cup person (of coffee) in the morning. 

I was also worried that we would see some behavior backsliding from our oldest. I was worried that she would start acting up in order to pull our attention from Simon to her. Luckily there has not been any more outbursts then the normal ones.

I have come out of this experience with a renewed respect for my wife. She went through childbirth without an epidural…not by choice. The short version of this story is that she progressed so quickly that by the time the epidural was set and had begun to deliver the medicine, Simon was two pushes away. 

I want to say thank you for all of the well wishes from friends and family. Please leave a comment below or find me on Facebook and Twitter.

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4 thoughts on “For Prospective Father’s of Two…Baby Update

  1. I love this!
    The exhaustion does seem to linger a little more the second time… but at least the reason is sweet. Love y’all!

    • As a mom of two, how did you deal with the exhaustion?

      • We took turns and gave up on the house. We also basically killed our social life and just enjoyed it for a while. I was nursing so I did a lot of sitting and nursing while bobby took care of matthew and the house. I basically let go of the pressure to maintain anything… And it really helped! We also invited anyone who wanted to to come entertain MT or take him for a snack of to the park. That helped too.

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