With our first child, everyone asked "So, how are the PETS doing with the baby???" Now, no one cares about the pets, they are long forgotten, leading a scrappy life of begging us to remember their food and water needs.
To answer the original question I'd have to say Hurricane Charlotte is averaging a category 5. In the 60 seconds it took to change Sam's diaper in the bathroom I came out to witness this scene of destruction (and this is only 1/3 of the room):
Everything seems to end up on the floor these days! The slightest infraction will cause her to throw any held object to the floor and say mournfully "no more, no more" while running to her room. Infractions include but are not limited to:
- her putting a red block in a box, closing it, opening it till box breaks
- grabbing anything she's not supposed to have like the camera
- shoes on or off depending on the day
- parents not immediately catering to every whim
- parents not providing adequate supply of gummy bears
And Charlotte's hair has gone wild. I got so used to Mema keeping her hair in sweet ponytails every day but since she's been gone the hair has achieved a life of it's own!
But regardless of her constant bid for attention - she likes Sam. She will clamor into the Papasan, sit against the boppy with both arms out in a request to hold him. It's sweet. And when he's getting a diaper change or just having a good cry she will pat him gently and say "poor Sam",while pushing a small toy into his hands.
Oh yeah, I just realized I haven't answered the "how ARE we doing" part of the question. Well I've been up since 4:00am, got minor scraps of sleep after that, returned to working from home, have a stiff sore neck and overall just feel major jet lag with the lack of sleep. Ask me a question and it might take awhile to process. As for husband, he just says he's tired.