What do you think? Do you see the family resemblance?
Bella definitely got the round face gene while Justus is more of an oval. And Bella was a caramel machiato baby. Justus...more of a vanilla latte. =) But one thing is clear -they have the same button noses and luscious little bottom lips. Sibling sweetness.
Today was Nathan's birthday. Nine years old. Last night, I feigned tears and said, "Oh, I'll never have a nine year old Nathan again." (You may remember that he mourned my thirty-fourth birthday in like manner.) He had a great day of Laser Tag and IHOP --Tim and I wanted real food. They wanted dessert. Pancakes seemed like a win-win choice. You can read some of his adoption story at this link. He is such a sweet and caring young man. He doesn't really like the attention that comes with having a new baby in the house but don't be fooled; he is in love. When no one else is looking, he leans over and whispers to Justus "I love my baby brother" and sings little songs to him.
Tim and I are still working out the feeding schedule and who is better during the night (Amie) verses in the early morning hours (Tim). And the rest of the crew is hanging tough and helping out in little ways. Bella wants to hold the baby more and more which is cool. He's growing on her. Unfortunately, she's getting her vocabulary a little confused where he is concerned. When she saw him this morning she pointed and said "puppy." Eats. Poops. Makes grunting noises in his sleep. I guess I can't come down too hard on her, huh?