Sunday, October 20, 2013

The rest of the story

Okay, where were we?  

Oh yeah,  I had a baby.  And then all of a sudden it was a month later.  Not sure how that happened...

As I mentioned earlier, my mom brought the kids by to meet their newest brother, which is always interesting.  All semi-edible hospital foods left in the room were consumed quickly, Rhode repeated multiple times that he think we should reconsider his new brother's name, and they all had a little baby holding time.  Jon headed out when they left and Jude and I got to hang out together for the night.

We did really well until the middle of the night or so.  I had nursed him straight for about an hour and the boy was just still so hungry.  So I requested a little formula and he downed the 2 ounces in no time flat and was so happy.  We then both got a little rest.  I kept up the supplementing, about one bottle a day after my milk came in and it has been really nice to have a little more freedom.  

We tried to get home first thing the next morning but the pediatrician was running behind so we didn't get back until about 1 p.m.  We then spent the week bonding while my mom drove my kids all around town to all of their various activities.

 Other than being hungry pretty much all the time, Jude is a fantastic baby.  Once he is full, he is happy and content.  He loves to sleep in the sling and we have had some decent stretches at night, he even sleeps pretty well in the car.
The poor boy was born with the longest fingernails ever and he instantly started scratching up his cute little face.  I have tried all methods of shortening them but they are still lethal, so he sports a pair of socks over his hands most of the time.

He will take a pacifier from people who are not me, which also comes in very handy.

I love his squishy sleeping face.  Big baby cheeks reach their ultimate cuteness when fast asleep.

Scarlet and Rhode love their new little brother.  Scarlet is extremely helpful and is already a pro at feeding, holding, picking up and even burping.  Rhode... has to be closely monitored but he is awesome at hanging out with a sad baby to make sure he knows he's loved when mom just needs two more minutes.

Asher... well he loves Jude.  Although he insists on calling his new little brother SHE and refers to "her" as "Sid".  He also insists on bringing Jude lots of dangerous objects, which is not awesome.  His newest tricks is using Jude's bouncer chair as a slingshot, pulling it back as far as it will go and then attempting to launch our newest family member.  Good thing Jude is sturdy...


Kristy said...

Turning a bounce chair into a slingshot?That's pure genius Asher.

Katie said...

You have such a beautiful family! I love that Asher's referring to Jude as Sid. That's awesome.

Samantha and Tyrel Ross said...

So cute!!!