Things around here are settling down a bit. New baby Jake is almost a 5 days old now and the other kids are warming up to him. We're surprisingly not really to tired. I think we are recalling the first days of the twins and how miserably tired we all were, so this is truly like a walk in the park. He's already sleeping for 4 hour stretches at night. I was blessed with excellent sleepers, all of the other sleeping through the night between 8-12 weeks (and by "through the night" I mean 10-12 hours) and I'm seriously hoping Jake follows suit. They have their fair share of other flaws but the sleep thing is a big score in my book.
We actually got out of the house today for a while. I dropped my parents and the girls off at storytime and Jake and I ran to Carters and made a quick stop at Starbucks (Martin had Drew at the doc). Later in the day, Ella and my mom and I went to Orange Leaf for a little girls afternoon treat. Tomorrow my parents are heading home and Martin's mom is coming for a few days. Its definitely nice to have the extra hands around to keep everyone entertained and happy. While it will be a transition once I'm on my own again after Easter, I'm hoping its a pretty easy one, with Jake just sliding into the mix.
I found a great post on another blog that I read that I thought I'd share. This guy is the one who spoke at our CF Education Day. He's usually got something good to say about the CF world and is a great blog to follow. Here's the post I liked - Major Needs in the CF Community. I agree most with the need for exposure to good stories, and I very much try to post the link to positive news about CF on my Doin' It For Drew Facebook Page.