Friday, June 27, 2008

Oh brother!

So far, life as the mom of two boys is going well! Baby Boy is sweet as anything, though his nights and days are still mixed up. At least this time around, I know that won't last forever (even if I don't believe it in the middle of the night). But all in all, life is good. I feel much more relaxed and confident this time and, to be honest, Baby Boy has a calmer disposition than the Bub did. How it will be around here once my hubby is back to work and my mom back at her house . . . that, I can't predict, but I am just going to enjoy all the help while I have it and trust that I will find my way eventually.

One of the joys of the past few days has been seeing Bubby enjoy his new role as big brother. I'm not kidding myself that it won't or can't happen, but so far there has not been any jealous or angry behavior. He proudly announced to Grandma and Grandpa when they got to town that brother was here: "He out. He out." He loves to turn on the aquarium noises for Baby Boy. He is very curious about baby's diaper changes and sponge baths. He is very concerned when Baby Boy cries. I tend to visit the bathroom right before I settle in to nurse Baby Boy--often when the baby is already starting to squawk. Three times now, the Bub has knocked on the bathroom door to hurry me along to take care of brother. Bub also is very helpful about offering his baby brother a passy, though we have stressed that when brother is sound asleep, he does not need it.

And now, more photos . . .


We arrived home to find blue balloon, streamers, and a birthday cake for Baby Boy. Bubby greeted us with big smiles and repeatedly said "Surprise, surprise."


Bubby prepares to sing happy birthday to brother and enjoy some cake.


Bubby likes this big brother gig.


"Gentle. Gentle." New refrain around here.


All mommy's boys.


Enthusiasm or regression?

That's all for now. Thanks so much for the sweet comments and emails!

10 comments:

LAP said...

Cute pics. That's one heck of a cake. Did it taste as good as it looked?

Gretchen said...

Nothing really clever to say except that "your boys" are the cutest ever and have the best mommy around!

~GC

Mom o'Bean said...

Bub and Baby Boy are too cute together! That's such a great idea to have a birthday party for the new addition. The cake looks super yummy.

Gretchen said...

Oh yeah...and "gentle, gentle" continues to be a phrase used daily in our house...

Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to meeting the new "Baby Boy." He is absolutely precious. I think my nephew Brock thought his name was gentle for the first few years of having a sibling. I agree with LAP the cake looks delicious. BDAVIN

Steph said...

I love the Bub's summer haircut! What a lovely family!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting and updating. Can't wait to meet the little guy. He's so cute!

Sara G.

Mandy O said...

What a fantastic big brother!!!

Actchy said...

I love the Bub's declaration that his little brother was "out", i.e., he had been trapped inside Mommy and had finally figured a way to emerge.

Kathy B. said...

Thanks for sharing the adorable pictures and wonderful news! I can't believe how old "Bub" looks now. What a beautiful rainbow at such a special time... how perfect!

 
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