1// Weston James
in his ultra masculine hand-me-down rocker
Let's start with the basics, may I? This boy is definitely a fave. A lanky, hefty, hungry, ginger-haired fave. He bleats like a tiny lamb when he's hungry, belches like a crude Dreamworks cartoon character when he's done, and cuddles so deep into my chest I feel like he's on the inside again. He gained 10 ounces and 3/4 an inch in four days so if he decides to pursue this rate of change I'll have an Andre the Giant for a 3 year old. No matter how tight the swaddle, he never fails to successfully free one of his managerial little hands and tries to orchestrate his every feeding. He hinders the process exponentially but his desire for involvement makes me laugh every time. This guy.
2// The Sibling Bond
I believe I could fill several journals and pen fourscore posts on how Jordan has been manifesting her discomfort over such a drastic change coming upon her home. But I take great solace in it's being taken out on Sean and I, rather than her new brother. She has been a handful x 12 with her drop-of-a-pin tantrums, blatant disobedience, and gleeful defiance, but oh my gosh, she loves her brother. She calls him "Wuh-shtee" or "Bud-Dee" (Sean and I have a habit of calling all male things "bud" or "buddy") and not 5 minutes goes by when she doesn't want to "hodey baby" (hold the baby). I'm in love with their relationship already.
Switching gears to products really quick - these are THEE best swaddle blankets. My dear friend Meg got me the above 2-pack and the color scheme is my dream (aqua, pale gray and crimson) and the size and breathability of these suckers are spot-on. They are truly wonderful and Weston has been wrapped in one or the other of them since birth.
4// Meals on Wheels or whatchamacallit
Friends and family alike have been stocking our fridge like it has never seen before. Sean and I aren't great at meal planning yet and it never looks like we have more food than a couple meals' worth - but this last week! Feasts and leftovers for days. Delicious savory pot roasts, gooey and positively evil chocolate chip cookies, tri-tips, fruit salads, and oh, the guacamole, soft cheeses and other ridiculous snacks that are lining our insulated shelves! I'm the luckiest.
5// My new fam
Sean's first day back at work was today - oh the prayers that I need - so we've had a week and a half to explore our new dynamic. Know what? It's fantastic.
Hasty sign-off due to one-handed typing due to starving, eager latcher. Grace has more!