Thursday, January 3, 2008

Quick Update

I am happy to report that things are going well. Nate is a very good boy. He sleeps well, eats well and is generally pretty happy. He doesn't cry much, unless he has a wet bum or something. The kids are adjusting well. Tyler has discovered that it is fun to try and smack Nate on the head. Stink bug! We are working on soft touches. Emmalee is still smitten and takes every opportunity to hold and feed and give lots of kisses. Brent and I are adjusting to the sleep depravation. :) Actually, I have been averaging about five hours a night which isn't terrible...they just aren't five consecutive hours which would be better. But, I think I am actually enjoying the late night feedings more this time around. I think it has a lot to do with being more calm than I was with Tyler and Emmalee. I guess it's true what they say -- by your third baby you aren't nearly as nervous. Nate is very much a snuggle bug and I LOVE that. His favorite place to sleep is on our chest and he is content there for hours. We're settling into a routine and life is good. I even managed to get a shower today complete with make-up and curling my hair. Miracles never cease!

As promised, here are some new pics.....


I found Emmalee sleeping under her slide the other night. So funny!



Tyler got this cute Barney for Christmas and it is his favorite!


More visitors...our friends Chris and Lisa brought us a delicious dinner and came to see the baby last night. Thanks so much!!





Emma the helper. I'm surprised I got a good shot. She was bugged that I was standing in front of the TV!



14 comments:

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh, absolutely precious!!!

And Gray's middle name is Roger, too!

: )

Steph

Paulette said...

Love hearing the updates... glad that all is going well!

Becky said...

Can I borrow Emma some day? looks like you have a great helper - our cats not so much

Life with my BOYS! said...

Looking like life is good in your house!!! Hey, we have that same climber in our dining room..makes for lots of fun!!!

Enjoy your expanded family!!

wsweden said...

What sweet pictures! Emma looks like a natural.
Congrats again. It must feel wonderful to have him home.

Colette said...

I am so glad things are going so smooth! Love the pictures and the patting on the head...my 4 yr. old nephew was doing that to Julian...soft touches we kept saying...hugs!!!

Pam said...

Oh Jodie! I am so glad you got to bring him home!!! He is simply beautiful, and could not have come to better parents!

I have been MIA for a bit, but when I popped on and saw these picts my heart did a leap!!! YAY!!!

You guys are amazing. I can't wait to watch him grow up with Emma and Tyler. What a special family!

((HUGS!!))

Marla said...

Congrats! Beautiful baby!

Sustenance Scout said...

Just stopped by via Pam's blog! Congratulations..and so glad you're all feeling so much better. All your little ones are adorable! K.

terilynnh2000 said...

I adore your children! :) So glad that life is so good!

carolyn q said...

You don't know me but Pam posted about this on her blog and so I wanted to send my congrats to you and your family. There is just something heavenly with having a new baby in your home.

Hugs,
Carolyn Quigley
Intermountain Healing Hearts

Wondering when you will find us said...

I am so happy to see your family so full of love! So wonderful!

AZ Chapmen said...

looks like Nathan Has fitted right in to your famly

Kari said...

Hi, I found you on Pam's blog "Rhetts Journey" and just wanted to congratulate you. Nathan is a sweety Pie. I checked out your other blog and WOW what a journey you have had waiting for your sweet man. Very heart warming!!