On March 20—my due date—Ian Gregory was born! He was 8 lbs. even and 20.5″ long (his big brother was 8 lbs. 1 oz and 20.5″ so they were so close!). I think a lot of people were surprised he wasn’t a girl. :) We’re all doing really well and adjusting to being a family of four.
Zachary has been a-maz-ing with little Ian. He came to visit at the hospital, and he held him and just wanted to look at him (well, and pet him – hah). The day we came home, we all went together to pick Zachary up from school, so they could enter our home together. Zachary gave Ian a tour, telling him what all the rooms in our house were. He has since been narrating his life to him (Look, Ian, I’m eating my chicken! Ian, I went to the potty!), telling him “It’s okay” when he looks fussy, and always asking about him. It’s been making my heart melt into a puddle.
Unfortunately, the night we got back, Zachary came down with a fever that reached over 104 the following day. So, we felt bad but we basically had to try to keep him from being too close to Ian. The next morning, I ended up with pink eye, and the following night, my own fever/chills. Oh boy. So, we’ve had a bit of a rough start in that regard, but everything else has been great.
We feel more confident as parents this time around, I think, and we’ve actually managed to get things done while trying to divide attention between the boys (which I’m sure will become incredibly more difficult once I go back to work). We’ve even managed to cook a couple meals at home – which I don’t remember doing for a long time after Zachary was born.
So, in that regard, I hope to have some food updates for you soon (and I already have a few pics/meals waiting in the wings), but bear with me as we get into the swing of things.