Monday, May 2, 2011

And then there were six...!

In between contractions right before we left for the hospital

Chillin' in her safe place

Aislee getting to Elin in her safe place...

Elin Stacey

Olivia holding Elin

Ewan holding Elin

Ewan trying to carry Elin

Ewan watching Little Einsteins...way more interesting than the baby on the floor

Doing what she does best...

With Grandma
Olivia and Grandma

It was a struggle to get a good picture with Grandma

Ewan wasn't too interested in taking pictures.
So, we're here at home, by ourselves. My mom went back on Friday to give us some time to adjust to being a family of six. It's been a little bit of an adjustment. The girls love to hold Elin! I think once the novelty of the new baby wears off, I'll be able to feed her without them wanting to help so much. I'm glad that they're excited about her rather than not wanting her around. She has a safe place similar to Ewan's, but now the twins are a little better equipped to get to her. They get a  little nervous when she starts to cry and ask me to help her get quiet. Ewan gets interested for a few minutes, but then goes back to what he was doing. It's probably a good thing. Paul went back to work today. It hasn't been too bad so far. Elin sleeps a lot! She's pretty easy-going when the kiddos want to hold her. She's pretty quiet when she's awake, and really only cries when she gets a cold wipe on her bottom or while getting a sponge bath. We're still trying to coordinate nursing, but she's a good eater when she does. Elin does pretty well during the nights. She gets up twice, eats, gets a diaper change and then goes back to sleep without a lot of trouble. I seem to sleep better after the baby comes than the previous weeks leading upto delivery.We're doing okay. We're looking forward to Grandma Stacey's visit on Thursday, and miss Grandma Maureen. Thanks for the visit!


Whitney J said...

congratulations molly!!! she's a cutie and i love that picture of ewan watching tv while the girls play with elin. haha classic! glad you guys are doing well :)

Anderson Family said...

I know we're farther away, but if you need someone to distract the girls for a while, we can come. It took me a while to get used to 2 under 3. I can't imagine 4. Good thing you're the best mom I've ever met! Only a superhero like you could do this!

The Clark's said...

Congratulations! She is so cute. Love all the hair!

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Kirsten said...

She is adorable! Congrats. What a cute family!