We have discovered a few new things in our household since the birth of our sweet Scout.
- I like to sleep. I don't require the highest-thread count sheets, a perfectly silent and dark room or silk pajamas. I do however enjoy longer than a two hour stretch at a time.
- Seven pounds is heavy. It's heavy when you're lugging it around like a basketball strapped to the front of you for the latter half of your pregnancy. Carrying it in your arms for hours at a time hurts your back in ways you never knew it could hurt after delivery.
- Having kids closer together is easier. If you wait almost three years between them, you see the emergence of the "green-eyed monster." Finley has become a master at doing the exact opposite of whatever we ask her to do in hopes of getting attention. She likes to talk baby talk again and "tests" Scout's pacifier by sucking on it. Needless to say, Daddy is very busy reassuring his little Fin that she's still Daddy's girl and nothing has changed.
- All of Carter's pretending to be different animals has really paid off. He is now the resident Saint Bernard in our family. If I am feeding Scout on the couch, he's right next to me, if I'm in the bedroom, he crawls in next to us. I can wake up in the middle of the night and he will be curled in a little ball right next to us. Not like he doesn't have his naughty moments, but he is so protective of his baby sister, it can melt your heart!
- We have the best friends and family - the invitations from our neighbors for our older kids to come over and play, my mom helping with the kids all day long and cooking us lunch and dinner almost every night, my sister-in-law Paula bringing pizza and nachos and washing all our our dishes and cleaning our kitchen, our friends Angie Zopf and Carrie Wills both bringing us over amazing homemade meals so we didn't have to think about what to cook for dinner.
- We are so very blessed!!