Well, here we are somewhat settled into our new normal with Gryffin. Our first full week at home with him was full to the brim – not with activities, but with so much love. We had lots of visitors bringing food and gifts, plenty of calls and messages from friends, lots of snuggles with the little dude, and lots of play time with the big dude.
My first day home just Gryffin and I was a breeze. He really is such an easy baby, and so snuggly. While big brother was at daycare for the day I took advantage of the quiet for some newborn pictures of Gryff in our favourite spot (also Archer’s favourite spot to jump).
For those of you who have been asking, Archer is adjusting really well. He is so proud to be a big brother, always wanting to hold and touch Gryffin. He has had a few moments of, shall we call it, buyers remorse? But rightfully so. His world has been affected more so than anyone else, and overall he is doing great.
Archer started lacrosse and maybe it was the hormones, but I was so proud watching him out here. He did so great! He is one of the youngest, but he listened better than we expected and lasted the whole hour for his first week. He has since learned some new skills and he loves practicing at home with Dad. Eric and I were both in awe of how great he did, and I was totally that mom in the corner with my huge lens and no shame.
Entertainer of the Year award goes to Zach, obviously.
To no ones surprise, I got in a few shots with Gryffin while he is still so tiny. We opted to not get newborn pictures taken this time, so I wanted to make sure I got plenty of him before he started to chunk up and lose his newness.
Since bringing home Gryffin, the one thing Archer has had trouble sharing is blankets. We have a ton of these muslin blankets and Archer has always slept with them, but once he saw Gryffin using one too we had to do some damage control. In the thick of this Archer has started chewing on them, I guess as a way to mark his territory? Whatever the reason, it makes him seem so small and I secretly love it.
Happy Wednesday folks!