Looking back, it was pretty easy when I brought Asher home. Jake was only 17 months when I had Asher. We didn't have anywhere to go or anything in particular to do. We could lounge around and go wherever we wanted to everyday. Now that I have a 5, 3.5, and a newborn it's quite different. Jake is in T-K so he goes everyday (Monday - Friday 8-1:20pm) to his elementary school and attendance counts. Asher goes to preschool 3 days a week from 830-1230pm. But, if I want to keep him home I can. The biggest challenge I currently have is getting to the 8am drop off. Scarlett usually wakes at 5:30 am for a diaper change and feeding. Then she goes back to sleep. I tend to doze off with her. Lately, I have been trying to just get up. I lay out all 3 kids outfits, and get lunches together the night before. That also seems to help with morning busyness.
I'm so organized, so it's hard for me to not have everything perfect all the time. It's all adjusting though. Grant is super helpful before he heads to work also. And when he gets home, he bathes, and puts the boys to bed while I'm with Scarlett.
She's almost 3 weeks, so I think it'll just get easier as we go. She isn't a fan of her car seat, so all the in and out makes her a little fussy. Thankfully, I have some time where we just stay in and relax in between the drop offs. Make less time for errands, but Amazon seems to help with all of that! HA!
Scarlett's first week appointment. She was 6 lbs 8 oz. We were going every morning for bilirubin blood work. She had blood taken 5 days straight. She's such a little toughie that she didn't even cry. I'm so glad that's over also.
Sponge baths aren't as fun as real baths... but, she seems to like these as well. Happy little girl.
And here is one of my fave photos from our newborn shoot.
My babies. I adore them so! They make my most tired moments all worth it. The love they have for each other makes my heart explode. I hope they always remain close and protect each other.