I can’t believe Leo and Njeri are both asleep, the house is quiet. Ah! Peace, perfect peace.
It’s been a crazy six weeks of adjustments in our household. Mostly on my part.
I have learnt that pregnancies are different. And so are babies. Njeri was a relatively easy baby and I wrongly assumed Leo would be too. Shock on me! He is fine but is fussier, sleeps less and cries more and louder than Njeri ever did at his age. The first month was difficult but he is much easier now. Thank God. Or maybe I have just gotten used to him. Hmmmm.
A lot of people ask me how Njeri is coping. Well, she loves her brother to bits and is now the first person she asks for when she wakes up. She is always dragging shawls to me to cover him up and is fascinated by his tiny hands and no response when she greets him, Ha ha.
Lots of hilarious incidents have been taking place in our house. From her almost breaking his swing seat as she tried to put on the music for him, to her trying to nurse her favourite teddy as i breast feed her brother. LOL.
Reactions from friends and family; mostly positive.Except for a few snide comments from relatives. but then again we all have a snide relative, or two. Most memorable is one who told me to make sure i use birth control. WTF? You are not my blood relative and we aint even close and you tell me that? Ha! That does not faze me. I love my babies to bits and should never have to justify why there is a short gap between them. They are precious gifts from God and H and I feel truly blessed.
Abscondita is still with us and is excited over the baby. Already singing him to sleep and helping me out a great deal. We thank God for her too.
Being a mother has taught me so much. Patience for one. I am a much more patient person now, and wiser. I have learnt not to sweat the small stuff. To cherish each day as it comes, to live a thankful life and most of all to appreciate my life for the wonderful blessing it is.
Stay warm friends.