We are getting settled into a routine with two kids. Ryan is so sweet, he basically sleeps and eats…and occasionally gives us these wonderful smiles 🙂 He can sleep through all kinds of noises…dog barking, mixer going, doors slamming, Malia screaming around the house. It’s pretty amazing! Malia would startle and wake up to any noise, so I’m totally not used to it. She’s been a wonderful big sister…helping to change diapers, playing with Ryan and showing him how to use the toys, stroking his head and telling him not to cry…it’s so heartwarming 🙂
Ryan’s been sleeping up to 4 hour stretches at night, so I’m feeling pretty good these days! I’ve also had help from my husband and parents, which has made all the difference. My mom will pop over and take Malia out to play so I can rest or spend one-on-one time with Ryan. We’ve actually been baking together quite a bit since the baby arrived…banana bread, lemon blueberry bread, bran muffins 🙂
An immeasurable amount of joy has been added to our lives with Ryan’s arrival! He wasn’t due to arrive until next week Monday, but after spending a week with him, I can’t imagine our lives without him.