Yesterday morning, my mom, brother, and grandparents left us and headed to DC (to visit my sister). We have had visitors here for 3 weeks and 2 days...whew! This has been so different from after Jack's birth. Because Jack was late and I was in the hospital for 5 days, we had visitors just for the first week.
This time, Bech's mom came for a week. The day she flew out, my mom got here and was here for a week and a half. Then last Friday, my dad, brother, and grandparents drove up from Mississippi. My dad flew back on Tuesday, and the rest of the gang is driving to DC for a few days then on home.
It has been so nice to have so much help! Both moms were AMAZING! And then I felt up to speed enough when the rest of the visitors came to show them around Happy Valley.
Friends keep saying I look great, and I keep telling them to wait until the guests leave and I am doing it on my own. Then we will see how well I handle this two kids thing!
Even though Bech and I (and, of course, Jack!) were sad to see them go, we are excited about getting into the swing of things as a family of four.
And I am ready to get this little boy on a schedule! We have fallen into a fairly consistent eating schedule (every 2 1/2 hours during the day), but haven't done that with naps. I just let him sleep in everyone's arms or the carseat (if we were on the road). I wouldn't have done that with Jack, but I knew that I could get Gil into a schedule as soon as everyone was gone.
Yesterday, Gil did amazing napping on schedule! Seriously, I was so amazed! I was rocking him to sleep, which I won't always do, but I was so impressed by how well he napped and how sweet he was all day. He has been fussier than Jack was at this age, and I chalked it up to just being a different type of baby. But I think he was fussy because he was tired!
Last night, Bech taught a classmate's ceramics class (his classmate was sick), so I did bedtime all by myself. It went really well! I know that there will be harder bedtimes, but I think God was being kind to me in giving me an easy first one.
Today, Gil is doing great on napping already, and I even ventured out grocery shopping with him. I'm not brave enough to try to shop with both boys, though! I'm about to curl up in bed for a quick nap (sleep when the baby sleeps!), and then maybe do some tidying up.
This weekend we have a few fun fall activities planned, which I am super excited about. I will try to actually take pictures! Poor Gil does not have the amount of pictures that Jack did!