Many people have asked how Eliza is adjusting to being a big sister. To be honest, Jimmy and I feared the worst–we expected lots of jealousy and tantrums. I’m happy to report that she has proven us wrong, at least for the time being! She’s fascinated with Jed–she’s very gentle with him, she loves to talk to him, and she shares her toys and snacks with him. When he gets fussy, she immediately says, “Baby!” and crawls toward his bassinet to check on him. She even gives him hugs and kisses, which is the sweetest thing ever! She has quickly learned to amuse herself or watch patiently while I’m tending to him. In fact, her overall temperament has changed for the better! I know there will be plenty of challenging behavior (from both of them) in the future, but I’m very grateful for the happy present!
Having two babies is certainly difficult, as you can imagine, but I’m absolutely loving it. Jed isn’t even close to sleeping through the night yet, but I’m surviving because of Jimmy (and his cooperative work schedule) and coffee. We’re gradually developing a rhythm to the day and really bonding as a family of four, which has been a wonderful experience. The day seems to fly by…I almost feel like I’m teaching again!
By far the most difficult thing is taking them out and about by myself. It can be daunting, but I’ve found that my confidence increases with each trip. We’re going to attempt Wal-Mart tomorrow…I’ll let you know how it goes! I really hope to pick back up with our weekday social schedule as soon as possible. Eliza and I both miss our activities and friends!
Great pic taken by Uncle Michael.
She’s obsessed with this crown! Thanks so much, Nicole R.!
What is he plotting in his sleep?