10.25.2011

Welcome to Reality

And we're home...

Our first afternoon home was a tad bit stressful. After not really seeing Austin and Addie for 5 days, it was pretty clear that they missed us - and the feeling was definitely mutual! They were both extra needy and were pretty quick to tears if they didn't receive immediate attention. I think the worst part about this whole c-section thing is not being able to pick up Austin and Addie. It's hard to explain to a 20 month old that I can't hold them for a couple of weeks. We're definitely in an adjustment period of how to take care of the older kiddos while tending to the needs of the newborns. To say our lives are a little busy right now is an understatement! John and I are so thankful that his job allowed him to take 2 weeks off to help out with everything! And we have amazing friends that have provided meals since we've been home.

One of the biggest sources of fascination for Austin and Addie have been the immense amount of baby things that are now out - like swings and car seats. Honestly our home looks like we run an at-home daycare! The first thing Addie did when we arrived home and the carseats were vacated is place her stuffed animals into them. In the pic below, she's rocking the car seats and "shushing" the animals. Not sure where she picked it up but it's pretty darn cute!


The boys have done a lot of hanging out since they've been home. This involves a lot of sleeping which is good for us!

Sleeping in the swings..


Sleeping in the pack and play...


Austin checking out his new brothers...


More sleeping...


Addie helping the babies to swing...


Overall, Austin and Addison seem to really like the babies. The A-Team loves to give Weston and Grayson kisses and yell baby whenever they see them. Austin is fascinated with pointing out the boys' noses and will typically attempt to shove his finger up their nostrils - I don't know why - guess it's a boy thing.

We're still working hard to find our groove when it comes to meal times. John has taken over primary feeding responsibilities for Austin and Addie since I have to feed Weston and Grayson. It will give me more peace whenever W & G are on a set feeding schedule so I can better plan things out!

So we're definitely still a work in progress as we adjust to being "The Rosies - Party of Six." And no matter how stressful times can be, how hard it can be to balance time between all four kids or how much we miss 8 hours of solid sleep, John and I are so above and beyond blessed and thankful for what God has provided.