We got to spend Christmas with this new addition:
I noticed some differences between my experience preparing for and having the second kid as opposed to the first.
–7 hour labor
–Nursery ready weeks in advance
–I read 5ish parenting/newborn care books while pregnant.
–no pacifier given until at least 2 weeks old
–1.5 hour labor (Any hospital more than 10 minutes away has been ruled out for future kids.)
–I reviewed a breastfeeding website a week before due date and skimmed through the hospital discharge instructions before leaving.
–given a pacifier the first day home.
Finally, this was our Christmas tree this year. Try to spot items that don’t belong on Christmas trees, including, but not limited to, a half-eaten candy cane, baby doll juice cup, a cut piece of a paper towel roll, and a Clifford keychain.
Merry Christmas from us to all of you! Best wishes for a new year in which you “walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God!”