This picture was taken when Jaden was 1 week old. It was the first picture taken of me and both boys together. I remember that week well - I was trying to figure it all out. How do I take care of two babies? Micah was only 23 months old and still in diapers, and still needed my attention so badly. In those early days, guilt washed over me frequently as I strugged to meet the physical and emotional needs of two babies at once. I worried about Micah - how he was adjusting, wondering if he felt loved, and he and I both cried a lot during those early days. I realized that my time with just him was over, and I didn't want it to be over yet. I missed him already.
Micah was happy to welcome his new baby brother home, though. The first few weeks & months were definite adjustments, but Jaden fit right into our little family. Micah couldn't wait for Jaden to get older so they could play together, and now they do play together every day. They are each other's first friend.
Somehow, we figured things out.