chris brought home some surgical caps for the kids the other night. i think most people wouldnt mind going under the knife if their doctor looked this excited, dont you? these are the only pictures we have taken since charlie arrived. pretty pathetic.
its taking time for all of us to adjust and get used to life with 3 kids. jack and ellie pretty much get away with murder and have been acting out to the extreme. i spend as much one-on-one time with them as i can, but it has proven to be a challenge. we all just need some time to get used to things. they sure do love their little charlie though and are very excited to see him in the mornings, nearly suffocating him with hugs and kisses.
a little bit about the babe. charlie is a dream baby. after going through pure heck with ellie and almost pure heck with jack, it sure is nice to actually enjoy cuddling a calm newborn and smelling the sweetness of his skin. i find myself craving his cheek on my shoulder when im doing other things around the house. he only wakes a maximum of twice during the night and i dont find myself cursing under my breath when i have to get up to feed him. in fact, i might truly enjoy it if i wasnt breastfeeding. it does not come naturally to me and i have never enjoyed it. in fact, i have always hated it. i still do, but it does make a world of difference to have a good eater. i've set a goal for myself to stick with breastfeeding for two months and then after that, if im still hating everything about it, i can stop. we'll see how it goes. charlie spits up like a maniac, but i'll take that over the problems we've faced with the other kids when they were little. i love to see his smiles (even if they are caused by gas) and think he is going to be a happy-go-lucky kind of lad. he is definitely a special boy and has already wrapped my heart around his tiny finger.