We have been soo thankful for how much the kids have enjoyed their little brother... but there has been some "adjusting" too!!!
Maybe it was because we left for the hospital without waking him from his nap, or maybe because he had swimmers ear and didn't feel well when Nate came home, or maybe because he is a sensitive kid...
but Chris really brought us through a tough first week and a half!!! We can already see a change in him... thank goodness... it was rough on us all!!
We kept him next to us when he didn't want to play nicely (an idea adapted from Raising Godly Tomatoes).
We gave him "fun- helper" jobs around the house and then lavished on the praise when he completed them sweetly (he loves folding cloth napkins!!).
And then we've tried to make time with the older kids... Brian jumping in the trampoline with them or riding bikes,etc!
Well a fun $1 purchase of some Dragon sunglasses became a fun opportunity for Chris and I to be silly together;)