I'm back! Zayn made his (very fast) appearance on June 20th and I've just been spending time adjusting to being a mom to two and getting back into the swing of things at home. It hasn't been as hard as I initially thought it was going to be because SOOOOOO many articles make you dread going from one child to two, but it's definitely been an adjustment and we're all learning together.
RJ LOVES being a big brother. He hasn't asked us to take the baby back or shown an extreme signs of jealousy or resentment which honestly I was a little worried about. My big boy is definitely a mamas boy and initially I was really worried about how he'd feel about sharing his parents with another person 24/7. He always wants to hold his brother and if Zayn makes the tiniest peep he's there at his side before any of us. He doesn't hesitate to show people his baby and remind everyone "you see my brother?". I think we did a gairly good job prepping him to become a big brother before Zayn arrived.
Speaking of making a peep, as a breastfeeding mama I highly believe in the paci! Zayn isn't as bad as RJ was (yet!) but these kids would literally stay attached to me all day if it wasn't for pacifiers and the Wubbanub is 1000% my favorite (check out my rave about it here from when RJ was a baby)! RJ chose this design for his brother because lions are his favorite animal but the Wubbanub comes in a variety of fun designs, all made with a single mold, medical grade silicone pacifier. They're sold at a variety of places but I recommend checking out Wubbanub.com to find your local retailer (most likely Babies R Us or Target) and find out anything else you may need to know about the product.
I've learned so much about myself in such a short time frame and I honestly look at both my boys almost everyday in shock and awe that I get to be their mommy! I'm so grateful for grace (from my boys, my love, and myself), patience, and the love I've gotten from them and their daddy and I can't wait for us to continue to grow together as a family. This journey through motherhood is exhausting! There's a lot of sleepless nights, more diapers than I can count and I've been cleaning a lot of booboos so far this summer (boys are rough!) but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world! I love being their mommy and I've embraced the transition from one amazing little boy to two!
How was it transitioning with another baby in your family? Have you tried and/or gifted the Wubbanub?
*Disclaimer - This post is not sponsored but I did receive the Wubbanub for free in exchange for my honest review. I would never recommend a product I didn't love and/or think you guys would love. If you missed it, check out my review for the Wubbanub and my first child here. Waaaaay before I received anything for free! ;-)*