Thursday, June 21, 2012

Family of Five

I figured it was time to update again with some more photos.  This will be another picture intense post (which I don’t think most of you will mind).  Also, I hope to add some videos, mostly of Penny because she is at a really fun age (when she is not making me want to throw something).

Just a little info about him actually being born, the labor and delivery were fast and about as easy as one could hope for.  They started the pitocin at about 12:15 and he was born at 4:04.  According to my nurse, I started pushing at 3:59, so things went pretty fast.  Also, Jon did garb up in sterile gowns and catch the baby.  That was pretty neat, even if it meant that a very shell-shocked med student had to take his place as coach and hold my leg.  After catching the baby, Jon of course took him over to the newborn bassinet and examined him, even if the pediatricians on duty still had to do it officially.

I have a little video of when my mom brought the kids by later that night to meet him for the first time.  It is pretty classic.

I especially love how Penny is much more interested in Jon’s crackers than she was in the baby.  That is no longer the case, she loves Ian.

Now, onto the picture parade:


Jon distracting the older kids, I have been so grateful to have Jon around as we transition from 2 to 3 kids.  I am also glad my mom is going to be around when he goes back to work.  At some point, I am going to have to take care of all 3 by myself, but I am in no hurry.


I had to put a picture of this AMAZING blanket that my sister Courtney knitted.  Yes, knitted by hand.  She hand-stitched the binding on.  It is beautiful and soft and just such a treasure.  I can’t even imagine how many hours went into this.  Also, Ian looks beautiful in blue.


And my beautiful mom.  I think she looks great, I hope she is OK with this picture.  Thanks again for coming, we all miss you.


Ian’s first bath at home:


Penny really wanted to help.  It led to lots of water on the floor.



And a video of Ian after his bath.  I haven’t taken many videos of the little guy, since he doesn’t do much, but I thought some of you might want to hear his little coos and see his little expressions.

And a few pictures of the little guy in what has to be my favorite little outfit of his so far.  Seriously, I am considering buying it in every size.



Oh, and I have to say how much I love this little newborn napper feature on our Pack n Play.  He sleeps awesome in it.  Speaking of sleeping, is it just me, or does this carseat make his head look massive?  It could just be that the rest of him looks so tiny.


Spending some quality time with daddy.  It makes me so happy that Jon has gotten more time to bond with Ian during the newborn phase.  They get along really well.


Oh, and we definitely still have two other kids who are also extremely adorable and silly.


I am not sure why we had ski goggles lying around, but Penny found them.  Ben didn’t want to be left out of the silliness either.




Geri said...

Love these pictures. Who does Ian look like? Wow you have adorable kids.

Dani said...

I love you. I love your family. I love that new baby. I'm going to miss you this weekend. I have to wake up in 4 hours to go to AZ for the wedding. I may text you a lot. You can do it. Just remember it's ok to cry sometimes when things get crazy. Today was rough for me and I cried. After I sat down and started to nurse the baby James wanted to watch a show but I realized the tv was unplugged. James and I cried together.