Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Baby #4 is here!

He arrived just a bit before his due date 2 weeks ago and caused WAY more drama than I would have liked for my fourth labor and delivery. Of course I'll stick to the traditional "mom and baby are both doing well", if you don't want any details:)


This is my only shot of all six of us so far...



We must be doing something right (or there are so many of them that the kids don't notice the new addition!?!), since all three kids are adjusting easily. Our 2.5 year old keeps calling him "my baby" and wanting to hold him. Our almost-5 year old is happy, has nicknamed the baby "Nicky-Mickey", and is in alt over the gifts (Legos and a new Rokenbok construction machine) that the new baby brought him. Our 6.5 year old is playing it cool in front of others, but in private is super excited, wanting to hold the baby, get him up from a nap (not until he stops being so floppy!), and is being extra loving and helpful with the other kids. Checkout my tips on adding a new baby to the family the last time we did it.







Thankfully we live near both sets of my parents (mom and stepdad, dad and stepmom), so we've had a TON of help. Like you-can't-believe-it level help. My mom and stepdad took the 3 older kids for 2 weeks! They are only 2 miles away so we still saw some combination of kids almost every day, but the alone time to bond with the new baby was amazing. Seriously, I had forgotten how incredibly hard recovery is. I'm contemplating writing a post about the labor and delivery and recovery, but it might just be too much information, still trying to weigh the benefit of me writing it down and my strong desire to forget it as soon as possible!

Jessica
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15 comments:

Simply LKJ said...

Congratulations Jessica. He is beautiful. Glad all turned out well in the end.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so sweet! congrats! and i don't mind details, but i am done having babies, so nothing you can say can scare me! ;)

Playground Prepster said...

Congratulations!! He is adorable! So glad the kids are enjoying him and you have tons of help.

Elena Sullivan said...

Congratulations on your beautiful new addition!!

Carrie - Worth Pinning said...

Congratulations. He's a lucky little guy to be added to your family. Good thing the mind eventually forgets the pain and discomfort! Hope you're feeling better.

Kara said...

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to hear your opinions on labor and delivery. Mine were tough! With two c-sections! Anyways .... feel free to document it for all to see ... I'll definitely appreciate the info and ability to compare just how crazy it can be :-)

Sandie said...

Congratulations !!!

TheKimSix Fix said...

Congrats Jessica! He is beautiful!

Lori said...

Congrats! You look amazing! Hope you're getting some sleep now and then :-)

Mary Kaisand said...

Do share the details please!!! :) My birth story of our first daughter I kept going back and forth on sharing or not--in the end I did share. If you give a warning out there in the beginning then you can't feel bad for not warning ahead of time! :)

Leanne said...

Congratulations!!!!!

Michelle said...

Congratulations! Enjoy this special time with your new addition and family xx

Ida Arias said...

Congratulations! Glad everyone is home and doing well!! Can't wait to hear more about him and your super cute family!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

A HUGE congrats to you all. He is perfect, what a beautiful family!!

Angela said...

Congrats!!! I am SO behind on my blog reading and had NO idea you had already delivered!
Will I get to see you in a few months at Haven or will it be too soon!?! :)

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