This past month (and a few weeks) have been precious and exhausting all at the same time. We've laughed, we've cried. We've yelled, we've whispered. We've played, we've snuggled. We've grown.
2 weeks after we brought Sam home we realized he wasn't gaining weight : (. Through various drs appointments, lactation consultants and lots and lots of time feeding, pumping and bottle feeding I can finally say we (he) is good. On Friday he was finally up to his birth weight! In the midst of that "set back", Todd cut (or should I say ripped) his foot open while running on top of a cracked sprinkler head. Five stitches and two crutches later we had yet another "set back" on our hands. At that point we waved the flag of humility and realized we needed to slow down and just spend time at home as a family. Friends and family jumped in and cooked for us, played with our kids and even cleaned for us. It was such a blessing to have so many willing to care for our family!
Anna and Eli are amazing brothers and sisters and their excitement for Sam has yet to fade (although Anna did ask what time Sam was going back in my tummy). Eli seems to want to know when every milestone will occur so he can mark it on his calendar (when will he walk? When can I pick him up? When can he make fart noises?). Sam thinks they both hang the moon and lights up (and has even started "talking") when they get near.
All in all this past month has gone as expected ! "Can't wait" to see what this next month brings : )