Our new baby is FINALLY HERE!!! We are SO happy that he has arrived safe and sound. He made his debut on Friday Aug. 24th at 4:20 a.m., weighing in at 7lb 7 oz and 19 inches long. I am SOOOOO happy that he is out of my body and is so healthy and strong! He is so so so so perfect. He has been an absolute dream baby and we are just so thrilled that he is here. He seems to get cuter by the minute, and I can't stop mugging on him. The boys love him to pieces....Sam said at the hospital that he "loves Will more than he loves himself" to which Joshua replied, "yeah, I love Will more than I love Sam too!" I quickly explained that we don't love him MORE than any other brothers but we love him just as much...they seemed to be okay with that. Gabe has completely floored me with his reaction to his baby brother. I truly expected him to be jealous and act out but he has been nothing but completely charming with him and SO gentle! He hugs and kisses him all day long and does it SO softly. When people come over he says "tum (come)see baby Will" and leads them to the baby. It has been WONDERFUL having Mark home, he has truly taken over every single household responsibility and to be honest is kind of making me look bad. It seems so effortless for him. He even had every shred of laundry done and put away in ONE afternoon. I am so grateful for him, we are so lucky to have such an incredible husband and daddy! I am feeling great, with the exception of a little incision pain, that I just keep hoping will go away soon and expect it to any day, I've been able to take plenty of naps and so far Will has only woken up once each night to eat and then is good till morning. I'm feeling pretty darn lucky and am hoping this sleeping for 4-5 hours at a stretch will continue as it is pure bliss! It has been wonderful having Mom here this week! We kept thinking that the baby looked a lot like Sam and mom kept insisting that he looked just like Joshua did, so when we got home from the hospital we pulled out Joshua's scrapbook and sure enough they look identical! I can't believe my MOM remembered this and I didn't. He does have a few of Sam's cute features though, like Sam's cute little cowlick at the top of his forehead (he calls it his Curious George hair) Will has hair that goes one way and hair that goes the other way right in that same spot. It also looks like he may have dimples, they are very faint but I keep catching them! Sam has a very faint dimple in his cheek also, so it appears he has some features of his biggest brothers. We haven't seen anything to resemble Gabe quite yet, maybe he'll have his brown eyes!! We are so thankful for our wonderful neighbor that came in the middle of the night to sit with the boys for awhile and for Mark's mom Mary for coming to relieve her at the crack of dawn! She spoiled the boys rotten for breakfast and made them anything and everything they wanted, sent Joshua with lunch money and Sam even convinced her to do his CHORES, The little stinker! Mark's dad was able to make a trip out to see him too, it was really nice as it's been awhile since we've seen him last. We've also received wonderful meals every single night from our ward and we couldn't be more grateful! We feel SO blessed and it is SOOO good to be home!!!!
I look pretty much how I felt in the picture above, but I LOVE it of the boys! I was SO beat, I couldn't even finish a normal sentence. This was Friday...I felt MUCH better the next day! :)Everytime we took a picture in the Hospital Gabe would run up and say "Me too! Cheese!!" He is such a goofball! :)