My experience with a second baby has been wonderful so far. Ezra has been a pretty chill, content little guy for the most part. He doesn’t mind napping in his crib as long as he’s swaddled. He has even fallen asleep without any help multiple times already which makes me one very happy mama. And even night sleep is ok. It’s not wonderful by any means, but it’s not terrible either. I’m excited to share a few of our family lifestyle session photos by Leah Fontaine Photography with you today and a few thoughts on life with two children.
Life with two has been a really positive change and transition for my husband and I. Yes, we’re busier. Yes, we’re more strapped for alone time or time with Bodhi. Yes, we are tired. But, we have that veteran parent perspective that every moment is fleeting and the hard times will be a distant memory in days or weeks. It makes every day very manageable and even enjoyable. Can I add that I truly love parenting with my husband. He is a super hands on dad and is incredibly loving and kind. Such a fabulous partner in this.
Sadly, my husband went back to work on Monday and Bodhi is back in preschool. I’ll be writing about my thoughts on paternity leave soon as it was such a special time for our family.
Now that we’re on our own, Ezra and I are spending our days going on long walks outside, baby and mommy yoga, rocking, reading and playing in the nursery, sitting on the porch and babbling, tummy time, shopping trips and resting. I’m hoping to add running to the mix in the next few weeks as well. With Ezra being our second child and us only having a few hours each day without Bodhi, I feel a strong need to get things done when he naps, especially laundry, dishes and work projects.
To do that, I’ve had a little help. I’m excited to introduce you to Levana – a brand of high-tech, stylish and reliable baby video monitors that give parents the freedom to do more knowing their child is safe. Levana Ayden Video Monitor has helped me immensely.
I can run to the car and bring in groceries, play in the basement with Bodhi, work in my office and more. And because Ezra typically spends five or ten minutes waking up, it gives me the warning I need to wrap up whatever it is that I’m doing.
The Ayden is a new video monitor they’ve recently added to their line of products. This new monitor is awesome with a large 3.5″ screen. Another perk – it has all of the same features as other brands, but a much more affordable price point at $119.99. Trust me! I know. I have another expensive video monitor for Bodhi and the Levana Ayden is amazing and significantly less expensive.
Levana is dedicated to baby safety. All Levana Movement monitors are digital and wireless, eliminating the risk of cord strangulation. Levana exclusively manufactures baby monitors, which allows the company to focus wholly on perfecting products. Levana monitors give parents peace of mind, which frees us up to do more while our baby sleeps. Levana launched the first-ever wireless handheld baby video monitor in 2002. My favorite feature is the robust battery life that exceeds several days. This is simply unheard of in the video baby monitor market.
And when I get things done while he sleeps, I feel content enjoying our time together when he’s awake or needs me. I don’t feel so pulled in several directions like I did during my maternity leave with Bodhi. I also feel refreshed getting some alone time each day, something I simply don’t take for granted with two children.
And let me tell you, Ezra’s becoming more awake and alert every day, so we’re getting all kinds of fun smiley babbling moments together.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Levana. The opinions and text are all mine.