Jackson's parents have graciously taken Parks to their home for a few days giving us some time to rest and enjoy Reese. We seriously feel like we are on vacation, which is not how I would have described the newborn days with Parks at all.
Reese is already on a pretty good schedule. She eats every 3 hours and has been sleeping a 4.5-5 hour stretch at night directly followed by a 3 hour stretch after a feeding. I told Jackson, "I can exist like this for a long time". It's really not bad at all. And the best part is, I lay her down in her crib to sleep at night AND for daytime naps. GLORY!!! And it gets better, she's not even asleep when I lay her down, she's tired, but awake and then learns to go to sleep on her own! I wish I had done this with Parks from the start but everything is so different with your second child. It took me a while to let him cry it out.
I know I've said it before but I have to give it props again, Babywise works for us in a major way. It faciliates early nighttime sleep and good naps for baby. A rested baby = a happy baby = a rested, happy mommy! Everyone has to do what is right for their baby but since it works so well for us, I like to throw it out there in case it's helpful for anyone else.
Here are a few pics of the princess! We think she has my face shape, possibly Jackson's lips and we're not sure about the eyes. She definitely looks similar to Parks, but not exactly alike. They have totally different face shapes and different eyes and noses I think.
Right after her first bath!
Can you believe I can put a bow in her hair?!! It's so fun!
She's a happy girl!
She makes the funniest faces too!