Invite a friend over, of course!
Yesterday, Paxton came to keep Walker company while his mommy (Jamie) and his 3 1/2 month old sister (Ansley) taught me a thing or two about life with two little ones two and under.
There is something so wonderful about having fellow mommies going through the same transitions at the same time. In this case, Jamie has a few months on me, so I did my best to soak up any tips...
I love their routine of reading together in their bed as a family of four before bedtime. Usually I read to Walker in his rocker, but that won't work once Warren comes since it's not big enough for all of us. So we are definitely going to steal that great idea and throw both kiddos in our bed for some books as part our of nite-nite routine.
She also gave me the idea to use nursing time with Warren as a time to make Walker feel special by having "his spot" next to where I nurse and rubbing his back while I feed Warren.
I learned the most just by watching Jamie interact with Paxton while tending to Ansley. Our parenting styles are similar and our boys have kindred personalities, so it gave me a peek into what life will be like in a few months.
I must say that one of the things that I am looking forward to the most is dressing Warren up in precious clothes like Ansley. This child does not even look like a baby - she has such a grown-up, beautiful face. And she is an easy, chill baby.
Walker thinks she's pretty cool too. Although her eyes peeping out seem to be saying "help me!" Ha.