arrived early. . . At 2:22 pm, on December 16th. . .
weighing 7 lbs, 5 oz. . .20 inches. . .
It seemed like forever before he got here. . . And I can hardly believe that Luke and I took him to see Dr. Talamo today for his 3 week check-up. . .and that he will be 4 weeks on Wednesday. Already growing. . . up to 8 lbs, 10 oz. . . and 21 inches. . . Growing fast to catch up to those brothers of his. . .eager to run and have fun with them. . .
So very sweet and snuggly. . .We're all treasuring our moments together.
I remember the night we put up our Christmas tree, I wished he could be with us to see his little peapod ornament. . .and tonight he lays under the branches, batting at ornaments the boys colored in the days before he arrived. . .
Last year at this time was so very hard. . . remember Jean, and missing her so very much. . .losing our puppy Dude. . . finding out we were (surprise!) pregnant, only to miscarry weeks later. . . And here we are, a year later. . . dizzy and stumbling around with lack of sleep. . . cramming three little boys in the back of our car. . . trying to keep up with mounds of laundry. . . and figure out the new "normal". . . and absolutely so happy and content with our new family.
A happiness I never dreamed of last winter. . . Blessed beyond measure. . . And so very thankful. . .