Oh, hey! It has been awhile since we’ve chatted. I took some time off from blogging after Ezra was born. It was a maternity leave of sorts, and a time of adjusting to taking care of two kids and finding my way through the newborn fog.
Ezra is four months old now, and I can barely believe it! His birth story was such a great experience and a blessing. From there, things were a bit tough for awhile. Ezra had silent reflux that we had to tackle. Like his older brother, he was born with a tongue tie that affected his ability to nurse well. On top of that he also had a lip tie, making nursing even more challenging. We got his ties both released with laser surgery and battled to keep nursing, as his latch was still painful after his mouth was fixed. There were multiple cranial sacral appointments, chiropractor appointments and lactation appointments. By three months I was able to nurse him with a pain-free latch and now we are headed down a good path. Also, like his older brother, sleep was a challenge. We worked with Melissa, a sleep consultant and now we are in a better spot with sleep. He has turned out to be a super smiley, happy baby and I am grateful for that. I feel like I’m coming through these early struggles and getting into the groove of having two boys in the house. I am so incredibly thankful for these two little guys.
Oliver is almost four! His birthday is next week. He started preschool earlier this month and he has been absolutely loving it. I was super nervous at first and missed him like crazy, but now we are falling into a routine. He has loved school from day one. I still miss him but I know he is learning a ton and having so much fun, so that makes it easier to be apart. He is still so silly and smart and I am excited to see how he grows throughout this year.
Lucy would have been one and a half last month. I can’t believe it has been that long since we held her. We took the boys to her spot to see her, it was Ezra’s first time to be there. Every time we go, I snap some photos to document the boys growing up as they visit her. That might sound kind of weird, but it is all we’ve got of her and the boys. I want them to know her as much as they possibly can, because even though she isn’t here with us, she will always be their sister and a precious part of our family.
I might end up jumping around a little bit in the coming posts as I share things that happened during the end of my pregnancy and in these few months since we’ve had Ezra, so bear with me as we get caught up. It’s both crazy and awesome to be sitting here typing with Ezra sitting in my lap. I wrote so many posts while I was pregnant with him, and here he is, just as sweet as can be, and I am so grateful.