I think it is fairly safe to say that the three kid transition has gone well. Our two olders smother their "Baby Girl" (Monkey says Baby Girl in the sweetest big brother voice!) with kisses and hugs and love that borders on abuse. Don't worry they are supervised at all times. Thankfully Baby Girl just takes it all in without a peep. She is one observant two week old. She follows voices and very intently studies our faces when we hold her or are near her in the room. I had some time to sew today and Aaron said she immediately perked up and began intently listening when she heard my sewing machine start (have we a future seamstress??). We are doing great with are three, just moving along, dealing with what comes when we need to deal with it (we have feedings all figured out, now, woohoo!). It's a great change. I like it.
We are about to start our third week of school and now both kids love it, but probably not nearly as much as mommy and daddy do. Since Baby Girl has been here we have been full of chores and errands such as doctors appointments, grocery shopping and running around town looking for pieces of equipment that obnoxious lactation receptionists won't sell you without "permission". (I'm almost over it. really.) Tomorrow is yet another doctor's appointment to check baby's weight. Both my other kiddos (and now this one) lost too much weight after they were born even though they fed like champs (as does this one, despite our glitch). Doctors are always worried about them, but they always slept well, ate well, pooped well. I just make skinny kids.
After the doctor, though, I'm free! I'm either sewing on some WIPs I have going or converting out entryway closet into a hideout for the kids. Toay they found a flashlight and started playing in the closet for ridiculous amounts of time. We would hear giggles and muffled talking every once in awhile, but no bickering, so we figure of ya wanna play in a dark closet, go for it! While the kids are at school we are going to clean it out, line it with some pillows and sleeping bags (per their request)and hunt down another flashlight so they both have their own (because if they do fight, it will be over that).
One night when they are sleeping or during the next grandma overnight we are going to paint it to their specifications (a red wall for him, pink one for her) install a doggie door sized for big dogs so they have a special entry just for them, and make sure there are donuts and bagel in there for snacking (monkey said this was the most important thing in the hideout. Ahhh, he is so my son!).