Who knew that it would be so hard to not compare my girls? I know I sure didn't. But from before Claire was even born I found myself doing it. It all started with..."Wow, it's crazy how similar my pregnancies went" and went to "Holy moly I can't believe how different this labor was than my last one". And now everyday I find myself thinking about how different they are. I guess I don't understand how two people that came from the same parents can be SO different. I mean, I always knew that we had it easy with Lily but I guess I didn't realize exactly HOW easy we had it.
Lily was sleeping through the night by 6 weeks. Often going 10 hour stretches by 3 months which is where Claire is. Claire. HA. I consider it a good night when I only have to get up once a night with her. I know normal is such a big range of ability and as far as normal goes I think Claire hits it a lot more than Lily. I actually struggle a lot with Claire, because I often feel like we are doing something wrong with her that she doesn't sleep as well. In reality I know it's just how she is, and she just needs to eat at night. But when you know that a 3 month old is capable of sleeping 10 hour stretches.
I just have to learn to quit the comparing game and love them each for their unique selves.
On a happier note, Miss Lily got Claire to practically giggle last night. She was squealing and stuff. Claire sure loves her bit sister!