Charlie is doing great. His birth was just perfect (which I will definitely be sharing in due time), and he is healthy as can be. The boys have shown nothing but love towards him, although emotions have been a little wonky. Trying to show them extra grace (as much as sleep deprived parents can) but still maintain a level of obedience has been the biggest challenge.
Sleeping at nights. Not. But then today I discovered this:
We've got ourselves a tummy sleeper! I had been swaddling him up, and having him on his back/side, whenever I've laid him down, but he always woke up within minutes. He's been zonked out in his bassinet for over 3 hours now. First time he has slept that long not being held. This. Is a good thing.
Today Dean had to go back to work, but my mom is graciously spending the day here until nap time tending to the boys and housework, and I am spending the day in bed. As hard as it is to keep myself from doing too much, too soon, I know my body needs this. By day two I couldn't help myself from picking up toys, cleaning the counters and rinsing off dishes. But within minutes of doing it, my body was saying, "You is crazy!" So, ouch.
I can't wait to share his birth story and the beautiful pictures from it! Now, off to nurse my hungry boy!