Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Blessing

We decided to bless Alex while my mom was here. He was a day shy of 3 weeks old in these pictures. Johnny gave a great blessing.

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Alex has been such a sweet little guy. He is my easiest baby so far and I'm just madly in love with him (and his soft kissable cheeks). Though I can't remember a lot of Abby & Zack's first year and the craziness of those days, this time around having one more little person hasn't been as much of a challenge as I thought it might be. (Which may not be saying much because I was REALLY nervous about adding a 4th child to our clan).

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I was rocking him a few days ago staring at him and he just stared back at me. I thought, this is what I always wanted to do when I grew up. This was my "little girl dream".

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Things are still crazy around here with 4 kids 4 and under (for a few more weeks at least). Johnny is finishing his masters thesis and looking for a job so things are even crazier than normal. There are lots of moments where I just sit amidst screaming children and think, WHAT HAVE I DONE?? But for the most part I'm so glad that someone else is in charge of my life and decided to send us this sweet little miracle. He really is a blessing in our lives.

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Plus, now he's learned how to smile. Stay tuned for that!!


Jan Haws said...

Sweet post. Keep rocking those babies(and the rest of the clan too) because babies (and little kids) don't keep. You will be madly in love with them all forever.

Liz said...

He is so beautiful and sweet. I can totally identify with your thoughts about your childhood dreams coming true. Being a mother is hard, but it is so worth it. The touch and smell and sounds of a baby put me on a high. You can never understand how much your mother loves you until you are a mother yourself. We love you all and miss you

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EmmaLee said...

His outfit was so adorable. I am pretty excited that you added this little man to the clan. If there is anything I can do to make the craziness and little less crazy, you know I am all too happy to help.

Shay said...

So sweet! Loves the makes you wonder what they are thinking or what they want to say!

alligood said...

He is such a sweetie!
I can totally relate to not remembering the twins first year. I feel guilty that all I just have this vague recollection of screaming babies and feeding and changing them - constantly. I didn't hate it, it's just gone from my mind.....
You look like you are doing wonderfully - congratulations on that beautiful new boy!

Cassi said...

so so sweet. I wish I could have been there. You are such a good mom Emily! Love you!

Rindi said...

OH, I love it all! Cute, cute stuff. I miss you guys. Hang in there...the kids are adorable!