Hey folks, I have some news. This summer, I'm expecting a baby.
Hold on a minute, not the grown-in-my-belly-kind...I am going to be taking on another little one, our friends'/neighbors' little boy, who's a few months younger than Jude. Am I crazy? I'm not sure yet. However I am both excited and nervous about the prospect, sort of in the way that I was when I was expecting Jude, not knowing if I could care for another gentle little soul in this house.
But I'm doing fine, in fact, I think things are going pretty well, now that boy #1 has calmed down significantly since the fall. And with our new baby friend staying with us 3 days a week, I'm counting on Soren to continue in his role as mama's helper and chief diaper-bringer.
Like Jude, this little baby boy is very easy going and pleasant, and will hopefully enjoy his time in our home. We're really fond of him and his family, so I'm anticipating a good working relationship too. I imagine the two littlest boys will be fast friends--how fun would it be to have had a live-in playmate for Soren when he was young? Maybe I'm naive, but for now I'm thinking positive thoughts.
Have you ever taken on the responsibility of another child in your home? Was it a good experience or am I biting off more than I can swallow? Any tips or tricks?