Cooper’s one month birthday was rapidly approaching as we started the fourth week of life with him. Our family was really enjoying getting to know its newest member. His sisters continued to want to hold him several times a day and to help care for him. Our middle child (almost three years old) liked to use the breast pump and offered to nurse him for me. Our older daughter would rush to his side whenever he cried and try to poke his pacifier in his mouth–he looked like a baby bird frantically waiting open-mouthed for a worm.
Everyday we would see a little more of Cooper’s personality. He continued to act as if wakefulness, if not accompanied by eating, was highly overrated. He was not fond of riding in the car and merely being strapped in his car-seat would cause him to protest. I would joke “Do you suffer from … Read More