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and Skip makes 3.

These photos were taken during Skipper’s second week, He’s so tiny and not balding yet 😉 He is 2.5 months now and such a sweet, sweet baby. Skip is a good sleeper & eater, and has a very calm personality so far. We of course are also much more calm this time since were not rookie parents anymore. 

I’ve realized that the first time around I was so worked up about figuring nap schedules, working on getting Poppy into her own room at night, and felt like I would never have 2 hands to use again. Going from a kidless to life to all of sudden getting frustrated at your husband when he moves the duvet too loud, not being about to just sit and watch a movie together in the evening, or leave the house by just putting shoes & a coat on can be overwhelming at first. It felt like ‘oh no, this is what being a parent is’. I didn’t see how temporary those stages would be. 

Since Poppy & Skipper are 3 years apart Poppy left that baby stage completely before he joined our family. Poppy & Goldie were 16 months apart and that would have been a much different life for us if she had come home when she was born. But having the 3 year gap showed me how quickly all those stages pass and now I no longer wish them away. I actually get excited every night to pull him out of his nursery and put him in the bassinet beside me when I go to sleep, I’m not rushing him into his own room because I know that soon he’ll be in his own room for the rest of his childhood and I wont fall asleep to the sound of his little breathes. 

So if you are in the beginning stages of being a parent I encourage you to enjoy and embrace it. Soon you’ll forget about waking up soaked in milk every morning, your child wont fall asleep on your chest, and you’ll have two hands again. I’m enjoying the newborn phase so much more with long term perspective. 

Thank you so much to my pal Kir (and Casper, her cute 7 month old assistant) for the beautiful photos, Check her out at www.photosbykir.com.

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  1. Lauren
    March 28, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    What a gorgeous babe! Congratulations! I love the cover on the big bed. Do you have a source for it? The white one with all the texture… Thanks!

    • thisonesforyoublog@gmail.com
      March 28, 2017 / 11:54 pm

      It’s vintage, found it at a garage sale.

  2. wearethejohnsblog@gmail.com
    March 28, 2017 / 11:40 pm

    He is adorable Bethany! And your encouraging words were so needed today. Damian is back in my bed the past couple weeks, and Ive been so frustrated, but he will be grown so fast <3

    Also, loving your bed? Is it just a king pushed into the corner?

    • thisonesforyoublog@gmail.com
      March 28, 2017 / 11:54 pm

      It’s two Queens pushed together lol. I always dreamy of a "megabed" (seen Away We Go?). Poppy uses it like a trampoline, it’s a bit excessive though haha.

  3. sabklomp@gmail.com
    March 29, 2017 / 12:52 am

    Love this perspective, thanks Bethany. We just had our second little (his big sister is just shy of two years) and it’s a good reminder how short this time is.

  4. Alyssa
    March 30, 2017 / 1:34 am

    Where did you get your gray swaddle blanket? I love it!

  5. April 6, 2017 / 3:15 am

    what a special time!


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