Tuesday, January 17, 2006

I haven't written in a while since Anthony hasn't had a checkup (and won't have one until the end of February), but there is other news of note: we've added one more child to the clan. Catherine Grace Triolo was born on January 2, 2006 and weighed-in at 5 lbs. 6 oz. The baby and her mother are both doing fine. Me, I'm still hangin' in there after taking care of everyone in the house the week the baby came home. Everyone but me had a stomach virus for a couple of days...fun, fun, fun! They are all OK now.

The other 3 kids just can't get enough of the baby. They are always hovering around her bassinet and are asking to hold her. Things haven't been too hectic around the house with all 4 kids present. We've had help from our neighbor Sandy, since she has been taking the kids to the bus stop every morning and taking Sarah to preschool. Thanks, Sandy! Sleeping at night has been a bit of a challenge, though. The baby doesn't sleep too well at night (of course, she sleeps great all day long) and I think her crying disturbs the other kids to the point that they wake out of a deep sleep and start calling me for all kinds of other things..."I'm scared", "I have to go potty", "I need a drink of water", "My bear fell on the floor"... Who needs sleep anyway?