But seriously, how could you resist that face? Anyhow, turns out that #4 isn't going to put up with being stuck in a bouncy seat or a corner somewhere, or sleeping half the day away while we carry on with all the details of our busy lives. Nope, being #4 I guess he came wanting to make sure to command some attention. So he just likes things the way he likes them. And will only sleep being held. So if you come around our house, you may be put to use doing something like this:
I really have spent up to 6 hours a day holding this little guy. That is why you probably haven't heard from me much. But having gone through this three other times, I am realizing how fast these stages pass, and really, spending half your day holding a cute little baby certainly isn't the worst thing in the world. It just seems to be a short term gain. I'm tired, he's tired. During nap time either I hold him and we all get some sleep or he cries and wakes up every 20 minutes and I fight and fight to get him back down. So being held just keeps winning out. And then he's well-rested and pleasant!
The first time she came back in March after the baby was born, she got in late at night and I wondered how the kids would feel waking up to her in our living room after not seeing her for months. When I came out of the bedroom that morning to this sight I realized I need not have worried.
And here was Grammy on parade in the halls with the crazies trying to burn off some energy.
And my cute sister who even had to spend her birthday with us. Thanks to all the nice people who helped us out over the last few months. I haven't been very on top of things to thank you all, as you can tell!