A new kind of norm…

We have survived our first day home as a family of 5…all together…”The whole family!” as Nash says. Whew, I’m exhausted! Bryson and I were laughing tonight about how easy the baby part is! It’s the combo of all 3 kids that is challenging. But all in all we are doing great and I’m convinced that the transition from 1 to 2 kids was much harder than this transition from 2 to 3 (at least so far!). Now don’t get the wrong idea. It’s pure chaos around here…and will be for awhile (at least the next 18 years, right??). We keep reminding ourselves that this is just our new “normal”..so we better embrace it with open arms!

It helps when you get to look at this little sweet face….Happy 4 day old birthday little Meyer!

Here we are leaving the hotel…I mean, hospital. It was a nice vacation for a few days…

The welcoming committee celebrates our arrival home…

I’m so pleased with how both kids have taken to Meyer. Evyn just wants to hold and kiss the baby all the time and Nash is my little helper wanting to check on Meyer and “pat her bum just a little bit”. He even shared his “dog” with her when she came home. He said it made her happy.

Meyer is doing well with all the attention, and even enjoyed a little fireside nap her first evening home. It’s a tough life.

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9 thoughts on “A new kind of norm…

  1. Hey Volgeltanz family, i am enjoying keeping up with you even though you probably don’t know it. I know what you mean regarding transitioning between 1-2 and 2-3. I agree with you but it will all be so worth the efforts. I thought I hit my max at 3 children but now I wish there were more. I love the way you write and enjoy being a part of your lives through words. God bless little Meyer.

  2. Wow, just this time last year I was in your shoes! My oldest two were 3.75 and 17 months when we brought home our new baby. My reflections were similar to yours. going from 1 to 2 was much, much harder than going from 2 to 3. Email me if you want tips on logistics — the most efficient way to get from your van to Target and back. šŸ™‚

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