Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Life with 3


So many times I've wanted to blog, or complete a task on my to-do list, and then I look at this sweet little boy (those cheeks and those neck rolls!!), and a snuggle snooze moves to the #1 spot on that list.  I remember how fast these days pass, and I don't want to miss a second of it.

Life with 3 little boys is going really well.  My body is recovering quickly, and because Crew is a rock-star sleeper and eater, I'm actually feeling well too.  Of course, he's still a newborn, and there are still 2am feedings, but somehow, this go around, I'm ok with them, and enjoy those quiet moments when it's just the two of us.  With all that being said, Crew is very good about eating and going right back to sleep, which makes the middle of the night feeding not so bad. And I'll be totally ok with him sleeping through the night one of these days.

The older boys play so well together, which is really nice while I feed and take care of the baby. They love "babysitting" (singing and watching the baby while I do something else for a second), and if they ever hear him cry, they both run to comfort him.  It's really neat to see...even though sometimes I have to remind them to give baby a little bit of space. :)

Charlie has always been a big brother (he was only 19 months old when Walker was born), but this is Walker's first go at it, so things have changed slightly, which was expected. Charlie and I both have all the characteristics and qualities of a first child. Because of this, and because I don't understand first hand some of the feelings that come from having an older sibling and a younger sibling, I've had to pay extra close attention to how Walker feels about things. 

I've been trying to take a few extra minutes every day with both Walker and Charlie.  And even though they're "big boys" now, I'll grab each of them into a baby hold and have a conversation with them like that with extra kisses and snuggles.  It's amazing the peace that comes over a little person when they're in that position (or in a hug), and when they know they're loved and being listened to.

Life is good.  :)  I hope you're having a happy start to your week!

13 comments :

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

SO sweet! I'm glad to hear things are going so well and that Crew is sleeping for you! I'm with you on the baby snuggles: they definitely take priority over blogging! :)

Caroline said...

You know how much I love you and your boys :) So happy to see that you guys are all transitioning so well and that Charlie and Walker are so good with their baby brother!

Sarah said...

So glad to hear it! Probably helps they are so stinkin adorable!

Susannah said...

<3 I'm glad things are going so well!

Fairy Princess Jord said...

Love hearing tidbits about your life, you are such a wonderful mama!

Laura B said...

I am sure that the benefit of having a #2 or #3 is that you truly understand how quickly those moments pass by and so you take advantage of the quiet nighttime feedings and extra snuggles! How wonderful your family is doing so well! Crew is just the cutest little thing!

rooth said...

Awww that little face. I'm glad you enjoying every second and that the boys are well too!

Allison said...

So sweet. You're such a good Mama! Glad things are going so well!!!!

Tayler Morrell said...

Super sweet and adorable. I'm glad the boys are acclimating well to having another brother.

Because of Jackie said...

Oh, I love a newborn who will go back to sleep after a midnight feeding…it saves sanity for sure;) I also used to do "special time" with my kids when they were really little (I still do!), even if it is five minutes alone reading or snuggling. It always seemed to change the dynamics of a bad mood or temper tantrum.

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

He is perfect!

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness, so cute, glad to hear things are going so well!

xx Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

JP Lord said...

It does go so fast! I don't think I've said this yet but I love your kids names. They're so perfect. I feel like "it" gets easier with each child, the sleepless nights and such. Or it could just be that you're a rockstar mom. ;) So happy for you guys that everything is going well and you're doing great!
xo

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