Tank is two weeks old today! Already! It’s funny how in one way it seems like he joined us only a couple of days ago, but in another way it’s already beginning to feel like he’s always been a part of us.
Overall, we’re both doing well. We had jaundice issues once again (it’s a blood-type thing), but that’s under control. Thankfully, we were able to treat him at home with a portable bililight blanket rather than have to go into the hospital like we did with Twinkle. He’s slow to gain weight like he should, and I’m doing everything I can to build up my milk supply so that we can successfully breastfeed…we’ll see…
The other kids love him! Hero, McAwesome, and Sweetheart Girl kind of know the ‘new baby drill’ by now, and they are very patient with not having me be able to do everything the same way as before. They always want to hold him, and McAwesome has been known to say, “He’s eating again?!”
Minion 1 and Minion 2 don’t care to hold him so much. They prefer to give him a kiss (as I remind them again not to push on Tank’s head!), and see if he’s awake or asleep. I’m not sure what the fascination is with that, but apparently it’s their job to tell me if his eyes are open or not- even when I’m holding him, and I can see very well on my own!
Twinkle tells me when he’s eating (thanks, Twinkle), and brings Tank his blankets. I guess since she is somewhat attached to her blanket, she wants to make sure Tank has his! It’s very cute!
Everyday I feel better, and if we can get Tank’s feedings under control, I feel like we’ll soon be on our way to our new routine.
To tell the truth, the first couple of months are not my favorite part of child-rearing, but these newborn days fly by so quickly that I’m trying to savor every bit of it. There’s just something about having a newborn in the house that brings out the best in all of us. Not that we’re all smiles all the time, but the reminder that God has blessed us once again is hard to ignore! And babies just smell sooo good!