Wednesday, June 20, 2007

I am a mother of 4!!!!

I am a mother of 4?!? I AM A MOTHER OF 4!!!! That is so weird to me. I guess in my mind I always saw a family of 5 as an "average" sized family and a family of 6 was moving onto a "big" family. I have 4 littles!!
Jason was sick and so Alaina and I slept out in the family room. Kyle came out at about 1 am, followed by Mikaily at about 2, and Evan about 20 minutes later. I just made them all lay on the floor and go back to sleep. When Alaina woke up for her next feeding I was sitting there in the dark looking at the three sleeping littles on the floor and Alaina in my arms and it really hit me...I have 4 kids. If you would have told me ten years ago that I would be married with 4 children by now I would have called you crazy. I always wanted children, but never dreamed that I would have 4 by the time I was 27. I feel so lucky and so blessed and a little insane at the same time.
I was trying to get a picture of all 4 kids and realized that it may end up being my life's goal now to try to get a decent pic of all of them together. Maybe if I have like 7 other people help me.........then again, maybe not. So this is the best I could do, then the battery died....oh well.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Oh, Baby!

So we are now home and adjusting to life here. Alaina was born on June 7. She weighed 7lbs. 10oz. and was 20 in. long. WE luckily dodged the jaundice thing this time. All my others have been so jaundiced they had to do the phototherapry for at least 10 days. Alaina's bili levels went up a little, and then leveled off and are on their way back down now. Wheh! She also (knock on wood) has not started spitting up. All our others had reflux and ended up medicated by the time they were 2 weeks old because they were spitting up and in pain. She is such a great baby. She is sleeping fo a 6 hour stretch at night already and spends some time during the day awake and starting and just being really cute. She is a littel piggy and is gaining weight pretty fast. Maybe she will end up being a little chunk just like Ky was.
I posted the montage of pics in the last post, so make sure you take a look. We feel really blessed to have been given such a beautiful family and I am so glad that Alaina is finally here and has completed our family.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

It's about freaking time!

Here are some photos from Alaina's first few days. We got home from the hospital this evening. I'll write more once we're settled.