It's hard to believe that it was just over a week ago that we packed up our bags and headed to the hospital...yet here we are, home and settled and it is as if we have always been outnumbered. Tessa Irene Beil joined us on 11-12-13 at 9:53 am (the day daddy wanted all along) after 18 hours of labor. Weighing in at 7 lbs 9 oz and 19 inches...she is our shortest and fattest baby :) and she is absolutely perfect. Big sister Addison was there for the whole thing and got to cut the umbilical cord, I love that she will have that memory forever. However, I was a little worried I might get phone calls from parents at school complaining that she explained the miracle of birth to them. So far, so good, no calls have come in.
The adjustment to three kids has been wonderful. Tessa sleeps and eats, hardly cries and is very easy going. Addison has stepped up as a great helper (as I knew she would), hardly complaining about being asked to do extra things. She loves to hold her new sister and sing songs to her when she fusses. She has also instructed me more then once that when Tess cries I need to bounce her and sing to her and she will stop...she is such a little mommy.
Raegan has adjusted better then I expected. She is a full fledged mama's girl, and I worried that she would start to resent me and/or her new sister, however so far, she is doing great. She loves to hold Tess and give her kisses. She loves to give her the little musical toys she has, and I'll often catch her from the other room talking to Tess while she is in her bouncy seat and making sure she has her toy, she always gives her a kiss before she walks away. It is the sweetest thing. Yesterday, she also informed me that Tessa likes her sleepers zipped but not buttoned at the top, she insists that it be left undone. She will be home 3 days a week with me while I'm off and she has become my number one diaper fetcher, she likes to pick out the pretty ones (we are using cloth).
Daddy is completely in love, and hates that he has to go to work everyday...he can't wait to get his snuggle time as soon as he gets home.