Lulu Katz, now 4 months old was born on May 13, 2012, at 11:25pm, weighing in at 7 lbs 8 oz and 19.5” long. She was the best Mother’s Day gift a woman could ask for, and I am still so incredibly grateful and blessed to have had a healthy baby girl.

Something my husband and I were nervous about, was the way our oldest child, D, now 3 ½ years old would take to the new addition. Would he love her and welcome her into our home, or would he want to send her back?

To date, he has been nothing but loving and gentle with her which makes my heart melt. He loves her, and she adores him…what more could I ask for? Now don’t get me wrong, it certainly hasn’t been all butterflies and rainbows, but it has definitely been the best 4 months of my life. When D randomly kisses Lulu on the cheek and tells her he loves her, or when he tells her he’s going to protect her when she’s older, I forget all about some of the toddler regression hiccups we are going through. Both my husband and I try to remind ourselves that D’s regression won’t last forever. It’s normal behavior for him to want to be carried like a baby, and to want to sleep in our room like Lulu did in the beginning months.

I have certainly shed a lot of tears since Lulu was born. Both from laughing too hard at some of the things D now says, to crying from being so overwhelmed. Luckily, a lot of the stresses that came with having a newborn at home didn’t seem to bother us as much this time around, as we learned a ton from our experiences with our first child. And with having suffered from post partum depression with D, I immediately took action after giving birth so that I could enjoy every moment to its fullest from the very beginning. Not only do I now have a beautiful baby girl in my life, but my son is my best friend and makes me smile and laugh each and every day.

It’s always nice to know you’re not alone. What was the easiest or hardest part about bringing home baby?