Yay! We've survived the first couple of weeks and now the introductions swing into high gear. :-)
Lydia has been continuing to sleep well, eat well, and is alert more and more each day. Joshua's adjusting to his role as big brother and regularly asks to hold Lydia, or help burp her after she nurses. So sweet! She's also getting daddy more and more hooked each day, and I know w're all going to miss having him around all day alot when it's time to go back to work.
We're starting to get back out and I was able to attend my mommy's group Thursday morning and we all went to our Life Group last night. It was fun to show off our little one and just to spend time with friends.
This weekend we have family in town. Tomorrow we welcome James' parents, and Joshua's super excited to see his Gigi and Papa, and probably equally excited about the pool at their hotel. We're looking forward to a fun weekend with them. :-)
Sunday evening my mom and youngest brother get into town for a few days and we're looking forward to that as well. Between Mom helping out with Lydia and Stephen playing with Joshua, I may have time to actually work on birth announcements before Lydia's first birthday! Obviously just kidding on that one, but it will be nice to have the extra help since James is headed back to work on Monday. I'm not disappointed about delaying the transition to the "real world" of having two kiddos by myself all of the time.
Joshua is super excited about spending time with our families (as our we), but he's disappointed that more of his uncles and aunts and his other grandpa aren't going to be able to make it this time. So, if you're one of the family members who isn't able to make it to Madison this time around, know that you're missed and our little guy is remembering you in his prayers each night (and if mommy or daddy forget we can't finish the prayer until we pray for everyone--Joshua is quite insistent).