The Everyday Panda: Adjusting To Being a Family of Four 

Hello lovelies,

L is three and a half weeks old and D is in his second week back at work which means I’m in my second week of having both kids by myself through the day and it has certainly been an adjustment. As I anticipated when I was pregnant, the hardest part is being up with L throughout the night and then M getting up normally the next day. I am typically able to power through the sleep deprivation aside from one middle of the night feeding where it seems like I can never keep my eyes open.

L is going 2-3 hours between feedings and I cannot wait for the gap to get bigger. The longer he can sleep at once the easier things will get. But how can you be upset with this little man?

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In other news, D got a new job at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and his last day at his current job is Friday. While this is an exciting opportunity it is also nerve wrecking to be taking on this much with a newborn. Where D use to have a 30 minute commute across the border into Illinois, he will now have an hour commute to Madison which means less time at home with the family. While I am not looking forward to less time with him I am looking forward to eventually moving our family to the Madison area.

While major changes have happened and continue to happen, I believe all of these changes are what is right for our family and I cannot wait to see how it all plays out.

I guess it is time to start getting M to say “Go Badgers!”

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