The most tender and precious thing to me has been watching the relationship form between him and Lauren. Theirs is a bond that will remain throughout their lives and I feel so privileged to be here witnessing the start of it. I worried for so long about what adding a new little love to our family would do to Lauren. I shouldn't have. I have realized in this last week that we have truly given her the best gift...a sibling. A brother to have adventures with, get into mischief with, and love with all of her heart. She melts my heart with her tender care of him. Running at the first cry he makes and saying, "No worry, brubber, my right here." She has been the biggest help in some of the most expected and unexpected ways. She loves to get his binkie or blanket and wants to be right there helping change diapers. But, he is also the first one she asks about when she wakes from a nap or for the day. She cuddles close to me when I feed him and aside from some funny comments (which may or may not be blog appropriate, haha *email me if you want to know!) she hasn't seemed phased at all about me holding him. In fact, if I am busy feeding him and she needs something she either waits or just asks her daddy to help her with it. If it is even possible, my love for her has grown this week as I've watched her sweet heart at work.
This is Lauren's first real close up glimpse of Easton in the hospital. She was the first one in the room to see him and I was so glad she was. It was exactly what I wanted.
We tried out Easton's travel swing and he likes it for just a little while.
Peeking in at baby brother fast asleep.
I love these kids more than I ever thought could be possible. I feel so blessed and honored that God called me to be their mother. It is a daunting task, but I am finding that if I take it day by day He gives me the strength and courage to do this thing.