Sunday, August 30, 2009

back to reality

The past two weeks have been a lovely (albeit strange) little vacation of sorts...

Mark has been off work - so we've been a two-parent household pretty much 24-7... let me tell you, THAT is amazing! Hazel and her Daddy have LOVED the quality time they got to spend together, I loved the company, and watching the bonding between my guy and my girls... it's just wonderful.

And of course, there is the delightful new little person in our home - waking up more and more each day, getting lots of snuggles from her big sister and Mama and Daddy - and just generally making things feel even more home-y and family-ish around here.

Then, of course, there's the part where we are slightly sleep-deprived and frazzled by the adjustment to being parents of two little girls... but I can honestly say that it's WAY easier than I thought it would be... at least so far (famous last words, I know...). The confidence and familiarity that I feel this time makes a HUGE difference - I've taken the girls shopping by myself already, and I'm feeling ready for the next week when Mark goes back to work (even though I know it will be tough - I also know it will be OK).

Hazel is adjusting like a champ - some sleep issues at nighttime - but she loves the heck out of her baby sister and is her cheerful bubbly little self as usual.

Meriel is pretty laid back, pretty chilled out - although she's fussing herself awake as I speak/type... and we're so excited to get to know her little personality better in the days, months and years to come.

Gotta go tend my littlest - here's something to tide you over!

2 thoughts:

Kaycee said...

Aw!!! Look at her! So precious.

I alway love it when babies are laying on boppy pillows, they look so cozy!

his wife, their mama said...

I'm glad to hear how well you've all been doing with this adjustment. I'll continue to keep you in my prayers, especially for this transitional week. Meriel is quite lovely.
Blessings to you all.