Not even a single teeny tiny little bit! It's terrible I know :) If you haven't figured it out, I'm clearly kidding. I said to Ryan the other day "What a lucky little guy to come into a family with such little lovers everywhere". Here's a little picture update.
Ryan and Grayson helping us get Luca ready for his first bath.
Trying to get a picture of all 3 of them. This was Saturday Feb 9th, the day Luca and I came home from the hospital.
Bella did not want to leave us! She said "but mama I can stay here, you guys will miss me when I leave"... boy did we ever! I missed the 2 big kids. That said, it was really nice to just hang out with Luca and talk with him and cuddle him. Coming into the world, it's important to get a little one on one time!
Hanging out before bed. Grayson playing with a barbie, good thing he has a brother now!
Grayson giving Luca a once over and making sure he's all good. Grayson LOVES rubbing his little nectarine head. It's so fuzzy, it's just like a nectarine!
How Bella is happiest these days. She's declared she's the "Big mama" and I'm the "little mama"
It's been 2 weeks and a few days. We're adjusting to our new life of having three. It's busy, it's crazy, it's madness, it's messy, it's fun. It's everything I ever wanted. I seriously couldn't be happier (or more sleep deprived!) It's like a zoo all of the time, it's our zoo! I couldn't imagine life any other way, honestly. I'm getting a little sleep here and there. Luca is eating like crazy. At 2 weeks, he already weighed 10lbs 10oz and grew an inch.
Breastfeeding is going well, other than some overactive letdown. We're working through it. It's never easy the first few weeks. That said, I've been very blessed to have kids that all take right to breastfeeding. No serious challenges. Grayson says "Bewbies" and Bella offers to help "hold" his food. I've assured her that I've got it under control. I'm sure she'll be happy when she can give the baby a bottle.
So two weeks down, another 18 + years to go. It goes by SO fast. Everyone said it before I had kids and now I know it to be true. We're closing the door to this chapter of our life. Luca is our last baby. I'm cherishing each and every little moment. I'm holding him a ton, I'm trying to nap with him when I can. I'm trying to get the older kids involved as much as possible, it's important because they are so very important too. I swear the day we brought Luca home, Bella grew 2 feet and Grayson's vocabulary is ever expanding. It's insane. We're embracing it, the ups and the downs. My life is awesome. My family is amazing. I'm happier than I've ever been.