Sunday, February 8, 2009
Life Changes and Diaper Changes
Our first week home with Lily has been an absolutely wonderful, sleep deprived, and blessed time. My Mom has been with us since the weekend before she was born, and took care of all 4 of us. She took the burden of house cleaning, meal preparation, and even entertaining a spunky toddler off our shoulders so we could focus on getting to know our sweet little girl. So, when she left on Saturday, I was a mess. Thankfully, Chuck has decided to take the week off to help me out, as I still can't lift Christian in and out of his crib or high-chair, and technically, I'm not supposed drive until next week.
Adjusting to life with two children (IT STILL SOUNDS CRAZY!) has been a bit challenging, especially since my WHOLE world has revolved around Christian for the past two years. I was so worried about how we would fit in special time for him, and magically, I've still been able carve out time for him. All the new activity in our house, like changing Lily's diapers and nursing her has been a great language opportunity for Christian. I'm not sure how it's all going to work once I truly have no help in the house, but I know we'll figure something out.
We've had a steady stream of good friends and family visit us this past week, with lots of presents for both baby sister and big brother. We've been constantly reminded of just how much we are loved, and how much support we really have.