You Never Know What to Expect

No matter how much you prepare, no matter how many books you read, or even how many children you already have — nothing can prepare you for another baby.

You have to get use to waking up in the middle of the night again. You are reminded that you life is no longer about you, it is about them. Then you need to balance everything else on top of that. That is a tricky thing.

You have to figure out what the baby wants/needs. When she cries you have to try and figure out if she is hungry, dirty diaper, tired and can’t get to sleep or if she is just crying just to cry….oh fun times.

But then there are moments when she is happy and awake. Then you talk with her in the baby talk, try and tickle her (I found again babies are not really ticklish) and she give a great big smile. It melts your heart and makes everything worth while.

Being a father for the second time is great. I also love how Logan interacts with her. He is such a good big brother and I know is only going to get better. I can see how he will be protective of her and watch over her like he should (which will help me out). I know there are three years apart between them but I hope that they can be close when they get older.

Well I should get Logan down to bed. He is a tired boy and I have a long night of feeding ahead of me.


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