Myka is a sweet, doting, slightly smothering, older sister. Sometimes the hugs are a little too close and long, and sometimes the kisses are on the plentiful side, but I love it. She is gentle. She loves her baby sister. And because Myka is away at school all day during the week I appreciate that when she is around she wants to hold and take care of Poppy.
Emery shows his love in different ways. He often shares his blanket and stuffed animals with her which is especially adorable because these are usually His Things. He covers his ears when she cries and doesn’t like when she is ‘loud.’ Not that the boy is quiet; he is the loudest of the three by far. He misses his momma sometimes, so I am making sure to spend some one-on-one time with him. Today, we made Cookie Balls (actually called Energy Bites, but kids like cookies so..). He is a good helper.
Poppy is doing well. She is a week old today! We are still taking it easy. Stephen has started going to work in the afternoons, and I’m working my way toward being up in time to get Myka ready for school. I am so glad we have the flexibility to make this a gradual process. I’ve only been a mother of three for a week, but so far it’s been wonderful!