Beckley Rose Harrison joined our family on Monday, Aug 22nd (her due date!) at 3:26am, after an extremely peaceful and laughter filled home/water birth (more about the birth later…). She came out chubby cheeked and healthy at 8lbs 10oz, 21.5 inches long. She’s a little darling, quiet and peeking around at the world more as each day passes. She seems to know her brother’s noises as well as any of us, having heard him for the past few months ‘on the inside’…
And other than his sometimes hard to contain excitement, Finn seems to be taking to Beckley pretty well so far- declaring her “MINE!” when introducing her. And we’re working on his shrieks of excitement in the vicinity of newborn ears.
The transition to a family of 4 is going slow, and this mama is particularly challenged by the change- mostly due to lack of sleep and the ongoing and immediate needs of a newborn mixed with the loud demands and actions of a nearly-two year old… It will pass soon enough as we all get into a rhythm, and we’re all coping well enough for the time being. Luckily the papa is home these days to wrangle the energy of little Finn, so mama can immerse herself in the glow of the newborn energy as much as possible. These days are so fleeting, I just want to hold her as close as possible and breath in the stillness of newborn. I am staying close to home and close to bed, trying to take each day as slow as possible. Or at least as slow as the toddler allows it to be!
I’m going back to bed now, to breath in Beckley’s little dreaming sighs.