Thomas is such an amazing baby!! Since day 1, he's slept long hours in the night. As short as 5 hours to as long as 9 hours. It's amazing to actually feel like I sleep through the night. Makes the day a lot more manageable! I've had some nursing/milk issues, so I've had to pump a LOT and supplement that milk to him. He lost a lot of weight after he was born and didn't make it back to his birth weight by the two week mark. After all that pumping and supplementing though, he started gaining again. I was happy about that, but I sure don't like all the time spent pumping. Plus it HURTS! He is a very mellow baby, so easy! I think I've been so lucky, because my first two were easy as well! I guess that's what I get for being an angelic baby to my own mother. She said I didn't cry for the first however months of my life. Even when I got the mumps, I just kind of whimpered. :)
The kids have adjusted pretty well to having a baby in the house. They both love him to death. They want to be around him an annoying amount of time! It's hard to leave him anywhere without having someone stopping to touch him or try to put the soother back in his mouth. I'm trying to teach them that if he's not crying, he's happy and we leave him be!!!! Haha, Jaclyn literally just stopped his swing to kiss and maul him as I wrote this. Sighh... The only time Jaclyn shows any hostility towards us or the baby, is when she gets in trouble for doing something to the baby that she shouldn't. Only then does she get jealous, by trying to hit him, or professing her hatred for him or us. It's frustrating!! It's hard to share time with three children so that none of them feel left out. Obviously I know that the baby can cry and won't feel left out if I have to choose between the baby and the older kids. But it's still hard. That's probably the only thing that's been harder this time than it was when Jaclyn was a baby. There's less of me to spread around now! Oh well. We're managing!
It's so nice have warmer weather now! We've been able to get out a few times now to enjoy the sun and let the kids run wild!! I love it and the kids love it more!! I'm so excited for this summer and all the fun things that we're going to be able to do! We've got some plans to go out to Invermere and possibly Sandpoint as well. At least the kids and I do. Jeffrey's going to be working and I'm not sure if he'll be taking any time off. But it should be fun! Nothing better than sunning and swimming!