We survived our first week as a family of 9!
Despite some kids with fevers, a cold virus making it's rounds, a house still torn up with renovations, and vehicle troubles we're really not any worse for wear.
In fact, this little guy has been a very sweet tempered and content baby, considering the issues he's coping with. He merged into the household pretty seamlessly. Maybe we're just getting used to having babies around. He really has brought out the best in each of the other kids. It's always a joy to see them so easily embrace a new little person in the house. There is certainly no shortage of love or eager arms in this house.
Annie, who is currently 20 months, had a rough first day learning to share Mommy and her bottles (which she had not long ago been weaned from) but it didn't take her long to decide she adores having a baby brother. Most of my day is spent making sure she is not loving him with too much exuberance. The good news is she has decided to embrace the roll of big girl and has slept through the night a few times this week!
The 1 year old and newborn combination certainly keeps me on my toes. When Annie was a newborn I spent a lot of time just sitting in the rocking chair while she slept on me. That's not so much an option this time.... there's much toddler mischief to be had while Mommy is busy with the baby!
I have no idea how long Tiny Prince will be in our home but he has certainly stolen our hearts already. He is a precious little boy who has had a rough start to life.
He's doing really well right now though. He's eating like a champ, pooping like he's trying to win a contest, and sleeping as well as can be expected at less than a month old. He's having longer alert times, looking at our faces, and taking in the world around him.
Good night friends, I'd better go try to get some sleep now. Morning comes far too quickly these days.