We've made it to the one month mark already. With Ella, as fun as each new stage was, I was always sad with how quickly we were flying through them. I have found myself more excited to see Griffin grow and become his own little man. I think it is because I now really understand how fun and amazing it is to watch their little personalities emerge and I know Griffin and Ella will love having each other as playmates.
With that being said, hitting the one month mark really made me realize how fast this is going and it was a reminder to slow down and really cherish the moment, especially all those sweet newborn snuggles. It is a challenge with a toddler needing my attention not only practically since she still can't do a lot for herself but more importantly she needs affirmation that I still love her more than anything in the whole world and that Griffin is not taking away any of that love.
Fortunately Ella has handled Griffin's arrival better than I ever imagined. She immediately opened her heart to him. She is loving, nurturing and totally ready to play and boss him around. While the meltdowns have happened, we have kept them to a minimum. I hope that continues!
So thankful that Griffin joined our family and made us a family of four!