We made it through the first 7 days with Elizabeth and the other 5 kiddies! Last night was our only rough patch. Lizzie projectile vomited all over Sean after only eating an ounce. She is starting to cluster feed and not burp. She fussed and cried for almost an hour after that, but there was no way I was going to feed her again that soon. Finally she fell asleep and didn't wake up until almost 4am.
All the kids seem to be taking well to her. Mary has even warmed up to her and loves to give her little head butts. I know that sounds crazy, but she is very gentle about it. Thats her way of showing love.
Mom has been a huge help with the other kids. They have all really taken to her. (They only see her once or twice a year) Especially Mary, she has blossomed so much with Mom being here. She walks everywhere and has become very independant. However, every time Mary cries, Mom picks her up and carries her everywhere. That is going to be a problem after she leaves.
As much as we love having Mom here, we are looking forward to just being our "little" family and getting things back to normal. I am planning on starting school back up on Monday. They have been off for the last two weeks. It will be a challenge when Sean goes back to work in early Nov. but we will manage!