I've had a lot of time lately to read blogs and (my personal favorite) check out all the girls clothes online, but I haven't been doing much of anything that requires two hands. Most of my time is spent nursing and/or holding my baby girl. And, I love it!
Finley is such a good, sweet, adorable, happy, perfect baby girl! I'm still in shock that I have a GIRL! We're all getting used to saying "she" and "her" and catch ourselves saying "he" and "him." Whoops! Her big brothers are in love with her and I'm sure the feeling is already mutual, despite all of the rough love they give. She's such a trooper and usually doesn't even flich with their touches, hugs, kisses, and loud "new baby!" in her ear.
Finley did have jaundice, like her brothers, which required three trips to the hospital to have blood drawn. Not fun! She's fine now and we don't have to go anymore. I wasn't worried about it and the trips to the lab are such a hassle. I'm just glad to be done with that.
On the way over to the hospital the second time I got a call from Eric saying he, his mom, and Silas were on their way to the er. Silas had fallen and cut his head on a flower pot. The cut required two layers of stitches and he even had to be sedated. I took Finley home (out of the germy er) and Eric and his mom stayed with Silas. He is fine now and gets his stitches out today. I'm pretty sure the whole ordeal was worse for us than it was for him.
The transition from 3 to 4 kids has been really easy so far. I think that is mostly because I've had lots of help from Eric, my mother in law, and my mom and because I've had a really easy recovery from childbirth. Finley fits right into our family. I was thinking last night that it doesn't feel like we have "a lot of kids" or a "big family." Each of the kids are just their own people, with their own personalities, and I can't imagine life without them.