We are officially parents of four little ones as our newest little addition is here! And I can hardly believe he’s 2 weeks old this week! The Lord definitely answered my prayer as it was an uneventful delivery and recovery has been the best so far! Our little guy is the such a cutie and joy to have and his siblings absolutely love him and are adjusting well to having a new little brother, which is another huge answer to prayer!
It’s been one of the sweets things to see our older son, who’s 17 months old, wanting to hold his little brother anytime he sees him. Or give him hugs and kisses all the time. And nothing melts my heart more than seeing him sharing his toys with his little brother or making him so play food and expecting his little brother to start playing with him.
Our girls are so sweet with their littlest brother as well and constantly are being little “moms” to both of their brothers. Picking out his little outfits and helping me with diaper changes. They are such great big sisters and also enjoy cuddling with their little brother!
Or this evening, as my husband held our little guy and started talking to him. The little guy with wide eyes just stared at his daddy and was so fascinated by his voice. And his eyes intently studied his daddy’s face in wonder. He did this for over 10 minutes just enthralled with his daddy and it absolutely was the most precious thing to watch!
While we have had such sweet moments watching the kids with their little brother and snuggling with a newborn again, its definitely been a challenge as well. There hasn’t been much of a dull moment, day or night, in our house. Whether its being up all night with the littlest guy or having the older three take turns for the whole night, like their in shifts to keep mom and dad awake all night. Or the non-stop energy that our three oldest have since its winter and they can’t go outside to run around. I’ve had my moments of being very overwhelmed with four little ones all needing me at the same time and still being in pain from surgery or so tired I could barely keep my eyes open from being up all night for a few days. I’ve had my times of tears at trying to figure out how to juggle everything and feeling very ill-equipped with how to be a mom to four little ones.