We are finally getting adjusted to sweet baby Jack and our life with 3 boys! It is definitely a little more chaotic, but for the most part, he just fits right in. The sleep deprivation will kill ya, but we still have 2 wild toddlers on our hands that require lots of activities, trips to the park, snuggles while reading a book, warm bubble baths, playing with balls in the front yard, coloring and painting and singing....a the while still maintaining the house, laundry and meals...on virtually NO SLEEP!!! I know, I know...we have all been there, done that, but boy, do you forget how much a newborn wakes up!
Sweetie pie Jack already has my heart. He is more alert these days, taking it all in, gulping down about 3 ounces at a time, enjoying his baths and letting his big brothers smother him with hugs and kisses...He appears to have curly hair, still loves his paci and we are finally getting over the gas and constipation from the formula...a teaspoon of prune juice a day helps tons!! I am able to start breast feeding again today...thank God...so hopefully his tummy troubles will be a thing of the past! Pictures of the little nugget from his first couple of weeks:
I think he is mixture of Brody and Wade...definitely a Harrell! Here are all thre boys around 2 1/2 weeks old. We make some big lipped babies, eh?
We attended two birthday parties last weekend, just the 4 of us. Nana watched Baby J so that we were able to spend some 1-on-1 time with Wade and Brody! First, was Reagan's 3rd birthday party at Abrakadoodle in Destin. Really neat party...Happy Birthday Reagan!
Second was Maddox's 2nd birthday party in FWB, filled with balloons, balls and bikes...Happy 2nd Birthday Maddox!
The temps have started soaring, with a heat index of 110 degrees today... We try to stay cool with popsicles on the front porch!
Happy B-man!! Really hasn't skipped a beat since Jack was born. I really thought that he would be the child to show signs of jealousness in regards to the new baby, but he has really stepped up and put on his big boy hat. Way to go B!
Wade perfecting his new shy face...He has been more clingy since the babe came home with us. He cries when we drop him off in the mornings at school, which he hasn't done since his very first week. He is more whiny and sensitive...To be expected, but still pulls at my heart strings. He seems to be doing better every day!
I think potty training is right around the corner. We are actively encouraging potty time and are hoping to make the transition into big boy underware very soon! They boys are just growing up so fast...Writing the first letters to their names, B-man drawing a star at school last week, Wade trying all of the time to poop on the potty, both helping Mommy with dishes and dinner...Wade giving the dogs treats and B-man helping to let them in...They even stood on the little bench in their play room the other night and told me they were looking at the moon, the stars and planet Mars! (I promise our windows are not that dirty...well, at least you cannot tell when there is not a flash showing all streaks and handprints...hehe)