Adjusting to life with three kids has been surprisingly easier than I had initially anticipated. I expected more maulings to poor Olivia and to be feeling somewhat more fatiqued than I do right now. I mean, yes, it has only been a week since we first left for the hospital and I'm probably still running on straight adrenaline. That said, I feel fantastic. As fantastic as one can feel after pushing a melon sized being through an orphus normally shut tight. That and my chest now has an additonal ten pounds of weight hanging, oh-so-attractively from it.
Olivia is an absolute angel. Of all my babies thus far she has been the quietest and sweetest and most perfectly behaved. And my other two weren't difficult either. Sometimes I worry that possibly this could be due to the fact that she does have a minor heart defect but the health nurse said I just may have been blessed with an easy baby. I'm holding my breath tho. She may just be waiting for the right time to spring her "true personality" on me. Regardless of what she turns out to be like I'm so far head over heels already it really won't matter. As Dustin would say "we are smitten. So full of smit."
It probably is a good thing that Olivia has been so good to me this first week of her life because her older sister has gone and decided that now would be an ideal time for her to pull out all the stops and just stop obeying us completely. I believe my day yesterday afternoon consisted of over two straight hours of the worst screaming and tantrum fit she has thrown yet. Good times. Oh right... and then she did it again when we put her to bed. I apologised to Olivia ofr not bringing her into a more peaceful household. She was gracious enough to brush it off and snuggle into my neck. Thankfully today Megan has been a little better. Well, she certainly couldn't have gotten much worse anyways. I think it really does help to make sure that she gets some one on one attention from both Dustin and I. Poor Megan, I think she's realizing she doesn't own the show anymore. And she no likey!
I hope I don't paint a poor picture of the reality that is Megan, because although she can push us past our limits of human sanity, she is still just a precious little girl trying to make sense of her confusing world. She is very sweet and loving to Olivia if not her parents and when she chooses to do so, she is wonderfully obedient and willing to please. And it does help that she's beautiful and adorable beyond measure. But, Lord grant me wisdom and patience or somedays I just might throw her out the door.