Since our son arrived one week ago, our world has more or less been flipped upside down. All schedules have been trampled upon, and all expectations have been suspended. Soon we will resume everyday life, but for now, this is all we need. We do all we can to take care of each other, and we wait for a new routine to evolve. We are re-learning how to manage a family, this time with as many children as each of us has hands. Balance will come, and it will be beautiful. But for now, our world is this simple life inside of our apartment, taking everything moment by moment, one day at a time. I know that a time this simple will not come again. Soon [daughter] will have her own world of friends and school, and [son] will begin his great journey of lifelong discovery. But now- now all they need is their Mama and Papa, and each other, and this big world of family and food and rest and play inside of our little home. [Husband] and I lay side by side in the darkness, ever so grateful to have one another in these amazingly beautiful and trying times. Soon our whispered conversation evolves into sleep-deprived delirious laughter. We laugh and laugh. These are the days, we say. This is family. This is love.
from Belle over here.