Today Andy’s brother Toby and his wife Bekah go home to Vermont to await the birth of their daughter in May. Thanks guys so much for all of your help, we love you. So starts a new chapter for us. It will now be just the four of us although we will still have a ton of help and are working out a semi-permanent child care plan.

I’ve got Buh-mona in the Bjorn carrier right now, she’s zonked out. She sleeps like 17 hours a day. You wouldn’t think it’d be so hard for the grown-ups to get sleep too, but it is. So our big challenge is going to be sleep until we can find some help at night.

But I think we’ve got days covered for the most part now. Simon will have a play date once a week and my mom and sister are going to come to the house once a week to help out too. This will allow Andy to go into the office. So, provided we can find a way to get enough sleep, things still seem pretty rough but not flat-out impossible, which is a relief.

You can see from today’s picture that Simon is an enthusiastic eater. His current favorite is watermelon. I’ve had to ask myself many times the past few days, “How much watermelon can you feed a baby before they throw up?”. He just can’t get enough. I just can’t get enough of his sweet face.