I’ve taken the past couple of weeks off from homeschooling and other activities to get adjusted to having four little blessings. It’s so funny…as a young married, I always looked at moms who had 3 or more children and thought they were crazy. Certainly, I’d never do that. Two children would be enough for me! If life has taught me anything, I’ve learned to never say never.
We were bummed at first to have to keep NSis under the Biliruben lights. They didn’t seem to bother her as much, but I was house-bound…not something I really wanted to be. I really can’t complain because we only had them in our home for 2 1/2 days. It could have been MUCH worse.
I have been getting better sleep the past few nights. NSis hasn’t been as fussy as my other 3 were…a major blessing, considering I can’t just nap when she naps. I cut out the majority of dairy (mainly cheese, milk, and ice cream) and that seems to be helping (thanks for the advice, Shana!!!).
The kids are adjusting as well. They’ve each taken to NSis in their own way.
ALuv is head over heels for his little sis. He asks to hold her/kiss her about 15 times a day…not an exaggeration. He loves to help her wake up when I need her to eat; or stay awake after she’s been fed. He kisses her like crazy.
NJoy isn’t as into her. He’s mainly kept his distance. I think he’s kind of unsure of her.
I know he has a soft spot in his heart for her already because just the other day, I caught him setting up his most prized possession-his beloved Mr. Lamb-beside her as she slept (on the couch). I asked him what Mr. Lamb was doing and he said, “He’s making sure she’s okay while she sleeps.”
This was actually the first time he held her…Thursday of this past week (2 weeks old). After about 1 minute, he was good to go!
MBug loves the fact that there’s a real baby in the house. She much prefers to “play” with NSis than her toy baby dolls these days.
She feels it necessary to count her ears, eyes, nose, feet; any body part. I have to remind her constantly that we don’t need to poke NSis IN the eyes to count them!
So, now there’s 4. What an exciting journey! I can’t wait to see what God has in store.
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