Sunday, November 07, 2010

Little Brudder

People have asked how Elijah is adjusting to the newest member of our family. So far he's doing well. He's perhaps been a little more...emotionally fragile?...over the last couple of weeks. But on the whole, he's been remarkably accepting of the crying (he picked up on that part of his book quite well, and for the first several days would say "It's OK, Jude!" in a concerned voice every time Jude made the slightest peep :) He generally leaves Jude alone but is doing great with gentle touches--he loves to get "tiny toes!" and will give Jude the lightest little kiss on the head when prompted. We haven't seen any jealousy so far; in fact, I'm surprised by how patient he has been when he frequently gets the response, "As soon as Jude is done nursing, then we can..."

We'll see what life is like on Monday, with the doting grandmothers gone and just Mama to care for both boys...but at this point I am thankful for my laidback not-so-little man and his acceptance of his "little brudder."

And just for fun, here's another shot of Jude. Grandma was watching him while I napped, and every time she took her hand off him, he startled and stirred. So she put her Bible on his belly so she could shift positions :) He really does remind me more and more of Elijah as a baby:


Zoanna said...

Aww, so sweet. The Bible on him is hilariously. You'll always be able to tell him, "Grandma put God's Word on your heart from infancy." :)

Ali said...

I love Zoanna's thought of putting God's Word on his heart! What a sweet picture. That should go in his baby book. :) I'm so happy to hear that things are going well this time around. Praying for you as you test your wings with two babies in the nest. I have no doubt you'll do wonderfully.

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Danielle said...

So sweet! I definitely see a lot of Elijah in him in that last picture! How did your photoshoot of Jude go? Babies are SO hard. You'd think they'd be easy because in theory they just lay there and sleep, but they're the hardest subjects in my opinion!