I keep trying to write the Pitocin/birth/black-out story but every time I sit down I fall asleep. No joke. We were in the hospital an extra day because Lincoln was jaundiced, and the phototherapy lights required a rigid schedule of nursing with pumping in between, plus tons of discussions with the nurses and doctors, so I think I got a total of 8 hours of sleep in the three days I was in the hospital after the baby was born. I guess I was running on adrenaline, because I didn’t feel too tired then, but now I feel like a zombie. Even after a solid 8 hours of sleep last night, I’ve had to fight to keep my eyes open anytime I haven’t been moving today. After dozing off four times while trying to write one sentence, I decided that the post was not going to happen today. So in lieu of a good story, here’s a good picture!

The minions meet Lincoln

Oh okay, here’s one more:

Liam and his brother “Baby Linky”

Liam shocked us all by transforming into the world’s most devoted older brother immediately upon meeting his little brother. He spends all of his waking hours either holding the baby (aided greatly by the Boppy Pillow), begging to hold the baby, or crying because he’s been told he can’t hold the baby. He also constantly tries to give Lincoln his cars and sings “Rock-a-Bye, Baby” to him. Lincoln is asleep in a Moses basket right now, surrounded by Hot Wheels.

Sleep deprivation aside, we’re doing really well and quickly  adjusting to life as a family of six. I’m hoping to get in bed early tonight and write the long-awaited post in the morning with a cup of coffee as my ally, so until then, have a happy Friday!

  • JoAnna

    Awwwwww! Cute minions!

  • Dwija {House Unseen}

    Your kids are SO cute. And seriously, cut yourself some slack! Dude. You JUST got home. And do it in parts. However much you can write in 20 minutes will be part I, and so forth. We’ll keep coming back, I promise! :)

  • joannemcportland

    “Asleep in a Moses basket, surrounded by Hot Wheels.” Boy heaven. Rest soon!

    • Beth Turner

      I want a picture of THAT! Sweet brother.

  • Smoochagator

    Oh my goodness that’s a whole lot of freaking ADORABLE children!

  • Laura @ Show Me a Day

    I have to say, it must be in the name. My Liam is the best to his little brother, Kolbe. But I guess you can’t name your kid “Strong Guardian” without some good results.
    Congrats: and yes, cut yourself some slack!

  • jen

    I’m glad the minions are fans of Lincoln.
    As for the tiredness, cut yourself some slack. Birth is nothing to sneeze at and you had a heck of a time getting there. You’re allowed to be dead tired.

  • Patricia Yandell

    Fantastic photos. They all look soooo pleased. I love Liam giving his baby brother cars a boy knows what a boy needs.! Don’t expect so much of yourself take all the rest you can.

  • Marla Morgan

    LOVE those faces!! Such beautiful children!! Just rest and enjoy your family and that new babe!

  • Charlene

    Love, love, love! i have been so inspired by your blog and your beautiful family and your courage to share genuinely. thank you! Lincoln is so precious, and i can’t wait for your next update, but for now, i hope you find some much-needed rest!

  • Steve Colby

    Liam must have learned that somewhere – probably at home. That speaks well of his parents.
    Family of six. (OK, I have one of those too) What a blessing – for you and everyone whose lives they will touch.