Hi there! Yes, I am still blogging, despite the fact that my last post came over a month ago. It’s been a rough month, but not because I’m now a mother of 2 under 2. That’s been the best part of my life. My children have been great! Me on the other hand, I’ve been a disaster! So without further ado, here’s a long overdue introduction of my little man!
Speaking of overdue, my son made his big debut one week past his “May the fourth be with you” due date. To say I was over being pregnant is an understatement, but he was well worth the wait. I also have to say that waiting a week and having a relatively quick labor (16 hours) was way better than my experience with Evie, who came on-time after 44 hours of laboring.
Lukas Sky Walker was born on May 13, 2017 at 11:58 am
Coming into the world at 10 pounds 2 ounces and 21.5 inches, I wasn’t shocked by his size; Evie was a big baby as well. What did surprise me was my son’s bright red hair and very fair complexion. Had I not seen him come out of me, I would have questioned the nurses about swapping my baby out with someone else’s.
From the first moment, he was so calm and gentle. Not the roaring firecracker of a personality his sister has. Yes, I compare the two quite often. I realize they are individuals, but as a second time mom, I can’t help but notice their differences. I have a feeling he’s going to be my sweet baby. Don’t get me wrong, Evie is sweet as pie, but she’s also incredibly strong willed and independent.
Lukas has been an awesome baby to his family! He sleeps like a champ. He only wakes 2 times at night for about 10 minutes at a time (which is very important in our current situation). He is content on his play mat when sister and I need a moment. He’s super chill during car rides. Best of all, he loves snugglefests, so our mornings have been pretty laid-back and cuddly.
Evie has adjusted well too. She loves bath-time with her brother, always wants to burp him, gets his diapers for me during changings, gives him approximately 100 kisses a day, sings him songs, plays with him during tummy time and has only asked me to give him back or put him away three times. For one month, I’ll consider that a win. She wakes every morning and wants to see her brother, give him a smoocher and says “he loves his sissy” with a huge smile on her face. Ahhh my heart is so full! PS-We read I’m a Big Sister several times before Lukas was born!
At his one month appointment, Lukas was 12 pounds 13 ounces and 23.5 inches long. He’s growing so fast. I don’t think I’ll focus on the milestones so much this time around because I am holding on to him being a baby. Plans can change, but right now, he is my last baby.
What’s in a Name- before you comment:
If you read my baby naming post, you know my original apprehension on the name. Well, I gave in and we are now “those parents” who will likely get the you really named your child that looks. I ultimately decided to okay Ryan’s name choice when I realized A-my middle name is awful but I made it out of adolescence just fine and B-most people don’t even know what your middle name is, unless you’re on the trend of using your first and middle names as a pair “Emma Lynn” “Bryce Cole” etc. When is the last time you told someone your middle name? Exactly! I introduce my son as Lukas and have yet to be asked his middle name. Depending on his personality, he’ll love it and tell everyone his full name, or he’ll choose to just share his first name like most people do. Based on our family, I’d guess he’s going to have a big personality and will totally embrace his Skywalker name.
Family update and why I’m the least organized/most scatter-brained hot mess of a mom there is:
Our lease was up on June 8th, so we knew we would be moving with a one month old. However, long story short, our new home is in the middle of renovations and Ryan, Evie, Lukas, Peatry (our dog) and I are sharing one room and living out of suitcases with an unknown move in date. As much as I have always thought of myself as a “go with the flow” “roll with the punches” kind of person, I have some extreme type A qualities. That coupled with what I would think are postpartum insecurities and anxiety has really brought about strong emotions. I’m trying to stay positive through this brief situation, but man have I been focusing on the “mom losses” far more than the wins. And that is why this momma runs on hugs, kisses, and a whole lot of JESUS! Amen.
Thanks for catching up with us. XOXO