Friday, June 5, 2009

Almost one week old

I thought I'd do a quick update on Noah before I feed him one last time before bed. Noah will be a week old tomorrow morning. He's been home for just over 4 days. He saw the pediatrician for the first time this morning and is doing great. He weighed 7 lbs, 5 oz at birth; went down to 6 lbs 12 oz when we left the hospital; and is up to 7 lbs 8 oz now. He's healthy and doing quite well.

Here at the seminary, we gather for Friday night bar-b-ques when the weather is nice. We went tonight and visited with friends and I couldn't help but flash back to last week's bar-b-que. I sat at dinner that night having no idea that at midnight I'd go into labor and have a baby boy by 6:00 the next morning! What a surreal experience I had tonight remembering a week ago.

The girls are doing pretty well. Hannah is such a help and asks to hold Noah several times a day. Bethie is having a little harder time adjusting, as we predicted. Here are two cute things they said recently. Don was changing Bethie's outfit and when he was done she stood up and proudly announced, "Daddy - I'm fancy-tastic!" And Don was being silly another night tying a red ribbon around his head. Hannah said, "Daddy, you're like little red robin hood!" We thought her mix-up was pretty cute.

Here are a few more pictures of Noah - one in the hospital and one in the car ready to come home.

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