Monday, September 08, 2008

Wow...

Three little boys are A LOT of work.

We wouldn't change a thing, though. Yesterday had it's high highs and low lows. My lowest was just before bedtime when I turned to Chuck with tears in my eyes and said, "What was God thinking?"

At one point all three were screaming. Good times, good times.

We had a friend come over and one of the boys was definitely mommy shopping. We've decided it will be best, at least for a while, to have no visitors. The boys need to begin to settle into the idea of one mommy, one daddy. And speaking of daddy, please pray that Noah warms up to Chuck. He definitely prefers me and at times is fearful of Chuck. They have fun playing, but when Noah's mood is more serious he clings to me when Chuck is near. It is heartbreaking to see Chuck receive this. Anyone who knows him knows how he has longed for his boys.

I've shared my concerns for Samuel in the past. I have to say that he is absolutely blossoming. Of the two, he is doing far better. The Lord certainly heard my prayers for that little heart. Now, I pray He will answer my prayers for Noah.

More later, and hopefully pictures, too.

11 comments:

Rose Anne said...

Juli,
Your reaction is right on...You and Chuck should be the ones for now with the boys!! And it may take alittle while for them to get use to Chuck, my son would not let a male touch him for along time....
I don't think they are around men that much mostly female nannies..
It will happen, they just need time....let him do alot of the fun things for now...
Make sure you get your rest , because you are going to need it...
God Bless to all of you!
Rose Anne

Amanda said...

Awwww...what a sweet blessing! Enjoy the bonding time with your cuties!!!

Mary said...

Hang in there! I can't imagine how overwhelmed you must be right now. I will pray that you guys can find a routine that makes everyone happy and the boys bond to you both equally strong. Blessings!!

Major Mom said...

Tons of work, but you will be an old pro in no time. Hang in there. God did know what He was doing.

kayder1996 said...

Juli,
I think I can, I think I can...You may have to buy yourself a copy of The Little Engine that Could and just keep reading it. Kenson is not a real fan of Derek either so tell Chuck he's not alone. He tolerates him and will play with him but freaks out if I try to give him to Derek. (In fact, he really wouldn't go to anyone but me. When we were talking to my parents about boundaries once Kenson comes home, my mom was saying how she really wanted to hold him, etc.. And all I could think was "Yeah right! He'll be a bawling mess if you try to pick him up.") The first day in Haiti this summer was so sad because I know Derek was sad because of it. But then I think Derek just realized he didn't cause it and he couldn't immediately fix it. Instead, it's just baby steps. Keep on, keeping on.
Kayla

Kathy said...

I bet he'll warm up soon. Both twins were afraid of Rick in Haiti. I don't think they have many male visitors--especially white ones. Kayla didn't warm up until we were literally walking out the O. door the last time.

Can't wait to see pictures. This must be an exciting--if not coo coo--time in your life : )

Salzwedel Family said...

Pictures would be FABULOUS! I'll be praying for you all. It is still so amazing the timing of this all. God bless...

Ginny said...

Wow, those moments when all your kids are crying at the same time can be tough! I am praying for you guys-what a huge transition for all of you!

Wife to the Rockstar said...

I am sure you all will have a time of adjustment. It gets better though. I had a baby right when we brought two from Russia home. It waa hard! But, over time it got better.

I am here if you need me...just to talk/vent/cry...

Love you!

Jill Burkett said...

Wow wow wow, I have been waiting to hear this great news that your boys are home. The wait was tooooo long. Give yourselves time, this is a huge adjustment for you. Your baby is so beautiful!!! Your c-section experience sounded just like mine. It was a relief to hear someone else felt the same things, especially after the baby was born. I am still sad that I was out in la la land that I couldn't focus enough to connect. I only remember some things but I do remember just wanting to "go someplace" very strange, especially when your in that much pain.
Take good care of yourselves, there are a lot of people praying for you. One day at a time.
All is well here.
Love and L*ght,
Jill

TheSalvantSeven said...

congrats! i am so happy for you. i pray for the Holy Spirit to bond you all together and for peace to abound!