Nathalie's Notes

Raising the Hardy Boys

This very moment I am the grateful mama of two sleeping boys and the lucky daughter of a palacinky-cooking mom. Also I'm trying to get my column done before either one wakes up. I'm blogging between drafts. I have to give it a little room to make sure I still like it when I re-read it. And also some time to let my mind work out a few of the kinks without staring at the same sentence for an hour. I'm a little fuzzy still, forgive me if I'm not making much sense.

Highlights here include:

We went on our first walk today. I made it to the post office and back. Sam held my hand from inside the stroller while his Omama pushed it and I walked beside him with Jake in the Moby wrap. Very sweet. I think he's starting to get the idea things are going to be okay. He has stopped looking at Jake like Who is this interloper? And when is he leaving? My mom said he comes into the house after walks looking for the baby. When he doesn't see him in the bassinet, he asks: "Where the baby is?" I think that means he's putting together that the baby is supposed to be here.

Speaking of the baby … Jake had his first bath last night and it's fair to say he did not love it. Not even a little bit. On the upside, he's got a healthy set of lungs. Sam didn't love his first bath either, as shown in this picture below, but he sure loves them now! The top one is Jake, bottom is Sam. Funny, I used the same towel for both of their first baths. Love these little guys.

IMG_1510 First Bath 3


2 thoughts on “Who is this interloper?

  1. rose says:

    Ohh, they look like they could be twins. So sweet. I always love it when my niece Audrey complains that her baby sister Sofie does this or that (cry loudly, flail her arms about, kick her accidentally). I say, “You used to do that, too. A lot.” Her mind is instantly blown. “MOI? I was that small & loud & smelly & everyone took care of me like that???”


  2. emily says:

    Glad to hear you’re all doing well. Looking forward to seeing Sam and the adorable interloper.


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