Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The First Days of Wyatt

Here is a little run down of our first few days with baby Wyatt. All of these pictures were taken during our hospital stay. We've taken tons more since we've been home, I just need to get them off of the camera.

Jeff always takes such good care of us. He was so excited for this baby to make his debut. He is such a great dad to our children and shows his love for our whole family every single day.

I am so lucky to have had my mom with me for the delivery of all of our kids. For the first four kids, we had my mom and my granny with us. For Wyatt, my mom was in the delivery room with our girls. It was a big deal for them to witness the birth of their baby brother and they just wouldn't have it any other way. I am so proud of how well they handled themselves. Both of the girls have talked about it and haven't had a negative word to say about any of the stuff they saw. I am so so proud of them.

Here is the baby having his first hearing test. I'm glad to report that we passed. And look how cute he looks in his first little earphones.

Thank God for our Uncle Chris. Each time we have had a baby we have been very fortunate to have at least one of Jeff's brothers here with us. This time our special Uncle Chris was here with the older kids making sure they had as normal of a life as possible. Without question they will remember the day that their new baby was born - but almost more than that they will remember that Uncle Chris came to stay with them. (Thank you Chris and Margot for helping us - you just can't know how much you it means to us.)

Sam and baby Wyatt. I am honestly so thankful that all of the kids love this baby so much.

Sweet Ella holding one day old Wyatt. (Notice that Uncle Chris is trying to get Wyatt started on bad habits at a very young age!)

Just like Ella, Jena is IN LOVE with this baby. He will never have a need go unmet if it is up to his two big sisters.

I've never known Miles to have an interest in any baby. Surprisingly, he really likes Wyatt and is adjusting to his role as a big brother pretty well.

Our first family photo. To quote Uncle Chris "there sure are a lot of people in that picture."

Wyatt is ready to go home! And isn't he cute in his goin' home outfit from Momo. Too bad that he pooped in it before we could even get outta the room.

Goin' home outfit number 2 and still pretty darn cute.

Everyone was really excited for him to be home. I don't think that any of the kids have been able to keep their hands off of him. The first thing they do when they wake up is check on him. They want to hold him all day long and they are READY for him to eat, walk and talk.


Heather and Stephen said...

how awesome! and look, you won't even have to do anything. Set them up on 6 hr shifts and you and Jeff can take a vacation! :)

Kim said...

Does Wyatt get to see his first Cupcakes and Blood game on Thursday:)? Of course i'm kidding. But i'm hoping to come see you guys this weekend. You going to be home?

christy said...

What a wonderful blessing! And THANK YOU for hopping on your blog to share with those of us in the hinterlands!

That #2 outfit is stylin'! Nice choice.

Love to all!

Greg's Wife said...

Congratulations! Praise God for babies! He is SO beautiful, and I love how welcoming and loving all his siblings are! Looks like you have a wonderful family all around! What a tremendous blessing!

Austin Sarah said...

Can't wait to meet him! He's adorable.

trey said...

Congrats to you all. He is just as gorgeous as the rest of your kids.
Love Love Love you all.
Kristin, Trey and Will