We're three weeks into being a four-person family, so we haven't really formed much of a group identity yet. So far, Jasper is a tiny milk-fed tyrant, and Roo is surprisingly mellow about having all my time monopolized by her new little brother and his boobie lust. Bob thinks it's hilarious that this newborn can cause me to stop all functionality but it's not like he's waking up all night to cater to the little guy.
That being said, we have made an effort to do things as a family. Specifically, we've gone to the zoo. Jasper slept the entire time and Roo ran wild. We take walks. Jasper tends to sleep through them while Roo narrates everything we see. We listen to music. Jasper mostly sleeps through that, too, but occasionally shows some interest. I am impressed with his ability to sleep while his big sister is singing into a microphone or kissing him on the head and toes.
I am looking forward to Jasper becoming more of a baby and less of a newborn over the coming months and discovering more family fun opportunities.
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