Axel is one week old!
I started Pearl's monthly first year posts at the one month mark. I thought it would be fun to get a newborn photo in there for Axel this time. One week is the best I could manage. It turns out that a baby at one week old isn't very interested in posing for photos. Hopefully he will soon be as happy to be photographed as his sister was.
Our little guy really likes to eat. In that regard, he is just like his sister was as a newborn. I feel like I am constantly breastfeeding. I'm so glad we haven't had any nursing challenges so far though. He has also managed to sleep in between night time feedings for the last two nights so I am feeling much less like a zombie. It took Pearl a couple of weeks to get her days and nights in order. I hope these two nights are a sign that Axel has already worked it out.
Pearl has taken to him well and loves giving her little brother lots of hugs and kisses. We have to watch her carefully though because sometimes she forgets to be gentle. He will probably grow up to be a pretty tough kid having her as his older sibling.
We are adjusting well as a family, much better than I had anticipated. We love Axel so much already and feel very blessed to have these two little ones as our own.