My mom has stayed the week with us, which was a tremendous blessing! Our three "older" children have not really skipped a beat during this transition time, which has been wonderful. Having Grandmother to play with them and feed them has freed me up to pretty much just love on this precious little guy, and since we spend so much time nursing, it's been great to have the extra set of helping hands.
Emma is in love with her baby brother, and tries to steal him from me any time he's not nursing. She's really an invaluable helper to me:
Shepherd's such a little ball of baby. Here he is next to a pretty small remote control for size comparison:
And next to a ruler:
A little sun therapy while the other kids swam:
Another angle--the sweet feet:
Grandmother perfected her mousecakes, which the kids got to decorate themselves. "Marshmallows with our BREAKFAST?! Yippee!"
It's been a great first week, and I'm feeling beyond blessed!