Saturday, July 28, 2012

The beginning

Even though Tessa's entry into life was not ideal, the beginning of our family of four has been absolute perfection. There were so many things I was worried about--sleep, Tommy's adjustment to Tessa, etc. Now don't get me wrong....I know things can change in the blink of an eye with a newborn and toddler, but once we left the hospital, we've had nothing but awesome hours with our sweet babies.

Tommy has done GREAT with Tessa. He was a little hesitant at first, but is now very attentive and loving to his sissy. Every time she cries, he says, "Uh oh!" and runs to her. He'll peek over her bassinet and talk gibberish to her that actually seems to soothe her....or confuse her long enough to make her stop fussing :)

He LOVES holding her bottle so she can eat. He's truly been such a good helper. He's able to go get diapers if we need them or help put her binky in when she needs it. He's so quick to help out and doesn't see to mind at all!!

He even "helped put her headband back on." See it on her ear there? He ever so gently placed it there after she accidentally pulled it off :)

He's had a few moments of defiance, but hello--that's our every day life with an 18 month old :) The whole time we were at the hospital, whenever someone asked if this was my 2nd child and I said yes, it of course led to the fact that I have an 18 month old son at home. Which in turn led EVERY person in the world to say, "Oh! You're going to be one busy lady!!" To which I replied, "Yup. Kid's keep you busy!" Honestly, I think I had that conversation at least 20 times. Having everyone "warn" me (even though I already knew) that I was going to be busy had me on edge about coming home. But honestly, it's gone SO much smoother than I thought possible.

There is nothing, NOTHING, I love more in the world than the love that I've seen between Tommy and Tessa. I hope and pray that they're going to be so close as they're growing up. I know right now they don't necessarily understand their relationship but you can tell that they both know that the other one belongs in their life. It's awesome.

My life in general is amazingly blessed.

1 comment:

Kansas Hobbs' said...

Your photos are precious. Isn't it just amazing all of the gifts God places in our lives just to enjoy!