Tuesday, August 11, 2009
So different with three children, yet not so different.
Allen and I were reflecting the other night about the changes that have taken place over the past 2 weeks and rejoicing that this transition has been so seamless, so easy. We had the baby one day, were in the hospital the next, and then it was back to life as usual.
Sometimes I am playing with the kids and as I am stepping over the bouncy seat with the baby inside, think to myself, "oh yeah, there's one more..."
He sleeps often. Poops often. And loves to be cuddled. He's such a sweet baby.
Taylor Joy is absolutely in love with him. She loves to hold him, help change his diaper, go get diapers and burp rags for me when I need them and talks to the baby in such a sweet voice, saying, "He is SOOOOO cee-yute!" (Hmmm...wonder where that came from...)
Beckett has yet to notice that there is another person living in our house. Seriously. He is just too busy to slow down and take a second to see Easton. I have seen him stop, pat his head and say, "Aww, bebe" a few times. Other than that, I can't speak for what Beckett thinks of Easton, which is also a praise because there is certainly no jealousy to be spoken of at this point.
The kids have been playing so wonderfully together and I think that's what has eased this transition, as well. I realize that going places will probably be my biggest challenge, but for now, that is the last thing on my mind.
Well, that is the state of the union for the Duty family, since many have asked and wondered what things were like with our newest addition.
I have to remember to give praise to God, whom we prayed to with very specific requests throughout the pregnancy and especially the night before the baby was born, and He answered our prayers very specifically. He has always been so faithful to our family. I encourage you to listen to Allen's latest sermon about Genuine Remembrance and the Lord's great faithfulness to us.