Our Nicholas is a big brother now, and all of the sudden,
he seems like a boy, not a toddler.
He's actually been very sweet with Ellie.
There's been a bit of craziness, but mostly just because he's been stuck inside all day every day with a sleep-deprived daddy and a recovering mommy. He hasn't been aggressive or jealous of Ellie...at least not yet.
First thing in the morning, he looks for Ellie in her little bed, and when he sees her,
he exclaims "There's the baby!" and then he leans in close and talks to her in a high, gentle voice
"Hi baby! Baby cute!"
Nicholas likes to tell us about the baby, referring to her as "him"
"Him does this with him arms!" (showing us how Ellie stretched)
"Him make this noise: squeak!"
"I like him nose and him ears and him eyes and him hair is so cute!"
|Our family the night before Ellie was born-our last night as a threesome!|
|Nicholas was SO excited to go to Allison's house that morning, even though we woke him up pretty early.|
|Proudly showing off his new big brother backpack.|
We're blissfully happy that Ellie is here, and we are loving having time to just be our little family for a week before things start getting crazy.
Kent is home all this week. He's kind of taken charge of Nicholas and I take care of Ellie, so we feel like things are going well so far.
But Kent has to leave for work on Sunday. He'll be gone for two weeks.
His mom arrives on Friday, and I'm beyond grateful. This two kids stuff is fun, but more than a bit insane at times.