Amazing. Simply Amazing. How quickly I forgot the precious smells, coos, cuddles and smiles of new babies. I'm in baby heaven-literally. And while having two at once is, well, a bit different (especially at night), there are no words to express the joy that Summer and Will have brought to our lives.
Now that they are almost three months old and we are not in the throws of complete exhaustion and chaos, we have somehow stumbled into our new normal. And I love it.
We had a rough start, me having, as my Dr. put it, the worst case of mastitis he'd ever seen-think IV antibiotics for four days-not fun. And then we had Summer's 10 day hospital stay for a late onset group b strep infection, which was the hardest and most emotionally trying experience of my life thus far. So a rough start might be putting it mildly.
But now here we are, winter is over (hallelujah!!!), spring is all around us, nights have begun to have somewhat of a rhythm to them, I can form fairly coherent sentences once again and we are all healthy and enjoying our precious blessings from God-all four of them!
Some of my favorite things:
Summer's smiles, that girl loves to 'talk' to me and will stop several times while she's having her bottle to tell me how much she loves me. At least, I'm pretty sure that's what she's saying.
William's sweet grins. He knows I'm his mama and he does not like being left alone. He is also quite the conversationalist and I love his sweet coos. He has always made the sweetest sighing sounds when he is falling asleep.
The interaction between London, Noble, William and Summer. They all adore each other, and I love to see the tenderness between them. They both sing them songs (Noble's words are about how much he loves them and how he will always love them-it's so sweet I'm pretty sure it would bring a grown man to tears) and London loves to help pick out clothes and give them their bottles (and sing songs too, of course). London and Noble are the best big brother and sister a baby could ask for, and Summer and William naturally adore them.
Seeing James hold, feed, talk and love on his baby girl and boy. They already think he's the greatest.