I can't believe how well this is all going and just wanted to share, perhaps cement this feeling for when things start to get harder
Sweet baby Francie will be two weeks in a few days, and I have an 8, 5 and 2 1/2 year old also. Daddy was here for one month and had to leave for work when France was four days old and I was a little freaked out, but honestly this has been cake so far. No tears/ feeling great. Older kids are acting up, but not horribly and Francie sleeps all the time--8 hours/night and the kid won't wake up, yet she is gaining so I am over fighting her on that one.
It will be a month or more until we get a passport/travel arrangements done to go back home, but I just wanted to thank the heavens that this has been so easy so far. We are cloth diapering mostly and live in a walk up apartment and the older kiddos have really stepped up to help carry things up and down and we have healthy food and clean clothes and a Grandma near by to hold baby Francie when I need to carry something really heavy. I am truly shocked and grateful by how well things are going so far.