Penelope is 1 week old today. The past week has been a blur of endless feedings, lots of diaper changes, total exhaustion, and complete and utter love. This baby girl is the sweetest, most precious addition to our family. She is perfect for us and we are all completely smitten with her. And exhausted. We are pretty darn exhausted.
We are basically operating in survival mode. JD gets the most sleep and takes the day shift since Beatrice needs the most rested parent to watch after her. I get the night shift and take lots of rests and naps during the day so I don't topple over in sheer exhaustion. So far, no one has fallen asleep at the dinner table or lost track of a child so I think we are doing pretty awesome as parents of 2 under 2. For the first week, anyway.
Late nights with this girl are okay in my book. She's almost too precious for words.