We made it. All four of us, back under one roof.
Benjamin was initially pretty interested in Abi. He gave her a hug, and rocked her carseat when she started crying. But when Mommy left to feed her, he got really jealous, really fast.
We’re just going to be strict with our routine, and make sure each of us is paying attention to one of them. Hopefully he’ll adjust quickly, and not be too terrible. Right now he wants to pat her head, so maybe that’s a good sign.
Someone once asked me if our kids had nicknames. Here they are: Benjamin is “Monster” like on the muppets, and because we always call him that — Who’s got the monster? Can we put the monster to bed yet? Abi is “Piglet” because she’s been congested since she was born and makes a lot of little grunting noises all the time.
We love them both, and we’re glad to be home.