Here's where I'm going to be really honest. The first several weeks after we brought East home, I felt a little detached. I mean, of course I loved him to pieces. But I felt kind of removed, like I wasn't connecting with him as much as I did with Bennett when he was born. At first I just blamed it on postpartum hormones, and the fact that I was splitting my time between children, so naturally I didn't have as much time with Easton as I did with Bennett as a baby. But the real reason I felt like I wasn't in sync with Easton was because I was feeling like I didn't "know him". Ya know? I had established such a strong and special relationship with his brother, and since I had only had one child up to that point, that is all I knew. And since Easton is proving to be pretty much nothing like Bennett was a baby, I felt kind of confused and disconnected.
Does that make sense?
But now? Since having this sort of epiphany, I've let go of all of my expectations and am trying not to compare him to Bennett as a baby. And that's not to say Bennett was a better newborn, because he wasn't. But what I mean is, I've come to understand that at almost 8 weeks old, Easton is a totally different baby. I know now, that every single baby is unique and different. Every baby has different wants and needs. Seems silly that I am just now coming to this realization huh? Needless to say, the last couple of weeks, I have been really paying attention, and getting to know Easton and his personality. And in doing that, I have already created such an amazing bond with him. I love everything about my newest little boy.