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.