Here are some pictures from the end of November.
Liam, 1 day old, on my bed:
Our first family picture:
The girls were excited to meet their baby brother:
Wide eyed and alert:
My parents were in town for 2 weeks. It was great to see them – and I’m glad that they got to meet Liam before they had to leave:
While Bill was getting his picture taken with Liam, Abby decided she wanted in on the picture:
3 days old and 7 lbs 6 ounces:
Here he is right after eating. The picture doesn’t really capture the moment – he had milk dripping down his chin and was in a milk-induced stupor.
Sandy missed school the day Liam was born (Friday). The kids had gotten turkey pictures with the instructions to bring them back on Monday for a contest. They were supposed to decorate the pictures with something other than markers or crayons. Sandy was devastated Monday when she got to school and didn’t have a turkey for the contest. So, when she came home, we quickly did one – she wanted to decorate it in sprinkles – and ran it back to the school in time for the judging.
She won a prize for best use of color. All three kindergarten classes participated and there were some amazing entries with feathers and elaborate designs. I think they gave every one that entered a prize.
5 days old:
Thanksgiving morning – love these kids!!
Liam is 1 week old!
Abby loves this blanket!!
8 days old and already 8 pounds 5 ounces:
Liam is a sweet, calm baby and his sisters love him! The adjustment to 3 kids has generally been easier than I expected – although there have been moments when all three kids needed something RIGHT NOW. Sandy and Abby are both old enough to be really helpful. I think I needed a helpful 5 year old around to help with every one of my babies!! Abby sometimes needs direction in knowing how to be helpful – for example, asking her to go pick out an outfit for him to get her to stop mauling him. :)