Maternity leave is officially FLYING by for me. I hate to admit how many hours a day I spend glued to my couch holding my baby. For one thing, the girl loves to be held. Seriously loves it. Hates to be put down, and won't sleep anywhere else but on or next to another beating heart.
I'm sure some of you will have some sage advice about spoiling her, so let me stop you there. I don't really believe you can spoil a kid that's less than 6 weeks old. not really. And also...
I want to hold her. She is likely (unless God has strong feelings otherwise) the last baby I will give birth to, and I want to hold her. I go back to work in 2 weeks, so I am going to milk it. Even if I "shouldn't". Even if it makes us have to spend some time weaning her (I do put her down, it's just not something she's a big fan of. She has strong opinions)
On the plus side, she sleeps pretty well, if she's next to someone... several hours at a time sometimes (though 2.5-3 is her average still) And I have to admit, I am surprisingly unworried about that. I'm exhausted too, but this whole second time around thing is making me fully aware that everything passes. There's no point getting worked up about much of anything, because I'll blink and it will be different. That's just how babies are.
So instead I will love her the way she is now and try to remember this cute face as a tiny one.
And also try not to murder her VERY talkative brother in the next two weeks.
Do you think they look alike? This is Nolan at the same age...