Everett is now three weeks old. I can't believe it. It feels like we just took an ambulance ride to the hospital yesterday, and yet it also feels like we have been a family of four forever :) Emery is slowly adjusting to the changes. She has been very emotional and trying to see what she can get away with. It makes me sad to see her feeling insecure and trying to figure out how/why life has changed for her. Even though Everett has changed her little world a bit, it's such a joy to watch her with Everett. She LOVES him. She is always giggling and laughing when she sees him and she gives him endless kisses and hugs. When Everett cries Emery gets very serious and says "baby sad", though sometimes she laughs when she says it (the stinker).
It's hard as a mom to get used to the adjustment with the addition of a new child too. I love how much one on one time I got with Emery when it was just her and I at home. It's hard to not be able to have that with Everett as well. I'm learning to just cherish every moment, even if it's in the middle of the night, that I have with him. I'm also learning how to give Emery and Everett attention and what it looks like to be a good mom to both of them. That usually means that the house isn't as clean as I had been able to keep it before Everett or Emery might get a little more Baby Einstein than I would normally would allow.
What has been really fun for me is watching Emery and Jason's relationship grow. Jason has been great at letting me have time with Everett so he takes Emery with him on errands or just playing with her even more than he did before. Emery gets so excited when we hear that garage door open at 5:15pm. She starts yelling "Daddy!! Daddy!" and giggles until Jason opens the door. She then plays hard to get and makes him work to get a hug and a kiss. Once he gets her to do that, she is all over him the rest of the evening. There is nothing more amazing as a mom than to watch your husband love and delight in your children and vice versa.
When Everett was one week old we got to have some family photos with Stephanie. I just love these photos! Emery's cheeks just beg to be kissed and my little Everett just kills me with his cuteness :)