Tuesday, May 18, 2010

life with baby no. 4

insert squeak here

I have four kids. I'm not sure how I got here, but I sure do like it.

Each time we have a new baby, I feel like our family gets more official. Now with four, I'd say we are seriously official.

These days, you will most likely find me on the couch nursing/holding the baby/dozing. I don't mind, but Stella might. She's been hearing "in a minute" from me a lot lately, which she just completely ignores, of course.

Mabel and Oliver really really love Elliot. The first thing they want to do when they get home from school is hold him.

Having a newborn makes everything better (a little harder, but a lot better). He might be small, but his spirit is mighty. He makes our home a more peaceful place. Everything moves a bit slower, which is always a good thing. I love it and I am doing my best to soak it up.

He's only been around for 2 weeks, but I already can't imagine our family without him.

22 comments:

  1. Such a cute lil' guy - and I vividly remember the days when I was stuck to the couch, nursing. Bravo to you for doing it, it's certainly tough...sometimes my daughter would latch on for like 5 hours straight. Hard work, indeed! I can't imagine doing that PLUS taking care of three other kids, your husband must be pretty amazing too. Congrats!

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  2. Love that picture with little Elliot stretching big. How could anyone not love him bunches and bunches. What a blessing for all.

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  3. That is such a sweet picture. I love his little wrinkly elbows.

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  4. I love that you see his "mighty spirit." What a blessing. Enjoy!

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  5. Your family is absolutely gorgeous! And your words are so filled with love. Congratulations! Enjoy every single second.

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  6. love those baby stretches - you sound so happy - congratulations again.

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  7. absolute perfection.

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  8. I started reading your blog when nienie posted a recipe of yours on her cooking blog... and I've been reading ever since. Just wanted to say I think you and your family are fabulous. Congrats on your bundle of joy.... you are a great mom!!

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  9. Im not sure how I landed on your blog, it was a while ago but it's wonderful and I love this post, Im in my 1st tri and feeling yucky. This was just what I needed to hear today

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  10. Life with babies is nice and slow, my life is anything but that right now. Kinda miss it!

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  11. Aww...that is just the sweetest photo! How great that there is no jealousy there.I miss those days of napping on the couch with a baby on my chest! These days I have my little doggie but it's just not the same somehow (!).

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  12. He looks like a keeper. Congratulations!

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  13. you need an updated header with 4 kids 'round the chair. :)

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  14. Beautiful portrait, Leslie.
    I once read that four children are wonderful, because it's twice what PC mandates, while filling up half the church pew.

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  15. oh steph this is so so wonderful! i love him so much even from so far away. can we skype sometime soon? i've not wanted to disturb you in the first weeks - so whenever you have a moment! love you all so so much.

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  16. he is such a cutie. We are expecting our 3rd in September. Seeing pictures of Elliot makes me want to zoom to September now. But in reality we will need to September to prepare ourselves for the arrival of a 3rd child. Any advice?

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  18. He's so adorable! I want to hold him.

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  19. What a great photo! He obviously looks very comfy with his siblings!

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  20. he is preeecious. i love "insert squeak here"

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  21. Oh I love the little stretch! There is nothing in the world better than babies! I love that picture but it makes me so sad to realize how much my baby has grown!

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  22. i miss that newborn stretch. so perfect. i love that you have captured this. LOVE!

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