Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Did I Mention...

...that I had a baby?

I feel really terrible that he's nearly two weeks old and this is my fist post about our new addition. No excuse other than I've been enjoying him. How could I not...he only wakes up once a night and he's a sweetheart to boot! Hewitt Daniel was born October 1, weighed 6 pounds 1 ounce, and was 19 inches long. When the Dr. told me his weight I had to hold back tears! My 2 goals this pregnancy were to have a full term pregnancy and to have at least a six-pound baby. (Since both my boys were born in the 36th week and my largest baby up until now was 5 1/2 lbs.) I was very thankful to have reached both those goals.I was wondering how Jack would react to his arrival but he's been very accepting and excited. He always asks to hold the baby and will randomly blurt out, "I love the baby!" Jack pronounces the baby's name "Hoo-it," which I think is cute. Also, Jack is HUGE! Adding a baby really made the other kids seem grown up.

Isaac has kind of surprised me. He really loves holding Hewitt and gets upset if his turn gets cut short for any reason. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, Isaac is really a cuddly kid. Hewitt's name means "little smart one" and Isaac had fun taking Smarties to his 1st grade class to share the news.
And of course Kenley thinks that having a baby in the house is wonderful. She claims she's magic when she holds the baby and he falls asleep. She's a great helper and thinks she is so grown up when she helps take care of Hewitt.
Here are the kids visiting the TV me at the hospital. They thought it was great laying in a movable bed while watching a TV mounted on the wall. No, they don't get out much. Why do you ask?
And there he is. I really have never had a baby that was this good so soon. I got up with him 3 times the first night, twice the second night and once a night ever since. He's up at about 3:30 AM and then he wakes up about 10-15 minutes before my alarm goes off, which is also nice because I can get him fed and changed before I wake up Isaac for school.
Our family feels so blessed! We're so thankful that this pregnancy and delivery went so well. I feel really great and our family is really happy. It certainly helps that we had meals brought in from wonderful friends and neighbors for a full week! We were certainly spoiled and we are so grateful. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers in our behalf.


tammy dixon said...

He is such a cute little guy! I'm so glad that everyone is enjoying the new addition! What a blessing!

Audrey said...

*sigh* oh a six lb baby! What would that be like?

Such a sweet thing. And lucky you for having him sleep so well. Has any of the kids asked if he could sleep w them yet?

K said...

He's such a doll...and your big kids are so sweet too!

I love the Smarties thing for Isaac! You're so clever----and on top of things for actually doing it!

Gwen said...

Kate, I have to give Jeremiah the credit for the follow-through. I slept in every day last week while Jeremiah readied Isaac for school.

GrandMOM said...

What a Beautiful Boy!!! or do I need to say Handsome!!! And yes - having a new baby just makes those other siblings grow a foot or two! Overnight! Enormous change in size! They even seem to act older. I'm so happy for you and assume that all went well and you are feeling good.
So a great big Congrats to you and your bigger family.
Lots of Love.
Kristy Lewis - your long lost second MOM.
P.S. I stock your blog all the time and you still make me laugh a lot. I just do it quietly. You are very talented, a great Mom and Wife and feel free to come and cook at my house anytime! I'll be your official taste tester! Barry still calls you Mousekewitz. We love you like our own!

gammie said...

ANGELS ALL! You're one lucky mommy! And I'm one lucky Gammie!
Love you daughter!