I have used the phrase "feeling human again" before on this blog with regards to postpartum conditions and I am proud (and relieved) to say that I am in deed. It is nice. It was hard to revert back to baby zone after four years and with two high functioning "big kids" but I feel the adjustment has been made and now I am finally enjoying the new speed of life. Thankfully I have a sort of temperament that lends to going with the flow and feeling peaceful about staying home. Although I am looking forward to the days where Brooks can be up for more than 90 minutes before needing to nap, I try to enjoy this "sweet baby" stage as much as possible :)
These two older siblings are pretty much over the moon about their little brother. Bradie is such a big helper (really. I don't need to use air quotes here. Thank you, Lord) Beau really does like his baby brother but I am not sure he knows how to show it as he seems to lack the maternal nature that Bradie already understands. "Death Prevention Patrol" is easier than when Bradie was two and a half but I still find myself
yelling reminding Beau that Brooks can see him better when his face is NOT two inches away!
A fun little first- Brooks meets his cousins on his first trek down the the Gig. Here's the Lofdahl/Merrifield circle- I think we should make them pose like this even when they have arm pit hair and attitudes :) We also met some of the other May Babies- 2nd cousins Peyson and Penelope who are so so cute!