Wednesday, October 21, 2009

He's Here!

Announcing Charles Ezra Adams! Charlie (now 3 weeks old) was 9 lbs 10 oz and 21 & 1/4 inches long. Everything went great and everyone is doing well. When he was first born he looked almost identical to Kincaid and Miles, but he is looking a lot more like Henry now, though he seems to have blond hair and blue eyes. We're thinking maybe he'll be the missing link that connects Henry with the other 2 (at least in appearances). Kincaid still enjoys being the oldest and is usually a very good helper and often a just-as-good tormentor to the younger guys - luckily Kincaid has some mercy and Charlie has, for the most part, been spared. Henry is the most smitten with Charlie and often coos and fusses over him. He gives Charlie quite a bit of love and affection. Miles gets a little jealous at times, especially since I can't hold him as much and he sees me holding Charlie all the time; but usually he is very good about it. He knows that with Charlie here now he's not the "little guy" anymore and that he is now one of the "big guys" and he loves that. Overall he is doing really well adjusting; everyone is.
Sam took a week and a half off from work and my mom took a week off from work to help me, but now everyone is back at work and I am going on day 3 on my own with them all. So far so good, but I forgot how much time you spending sitting around feeding and holding new babies. I guess I'm not supposed to do too much by way of housecleaning and such just yet, but sometimes I just sit there and stare at all that needs to get done and that's about all I can do about it in that moment. I remind myself "to every thing there is a time and a season" (or something like that) and that Charlie won't be little forever so I'm trying to enjoy it all and not worry too much. Here are some pictures of Charlie in his first few weeks:

The boys were all getting over colds when Charlie was born so they wore masks into the hospital to see him. They thought they were dressing up, they loved it. They discovered it's a little hard to drink root beer or eat Rice Krispy treats through them, though they tried.

I love this picture of all 5 "boys" together the day Charlie was born. They seemed more excited about the Rice Krispy treats and root beer than Charlie, but Charlie didn't seem to mind (although my mom might have when she took them home and the sugar hit their systems).

Here is Charlie and mom.

Here is Charlie at 6 days old. This was the sticker from our new vacuum. They weigh almost the same amount, but Sam thought Charlie deserved it more.

Here is Charlie at 2 weeks old in Henry's favorite outfit (see the dinosaurs? The slippers are pretty cool, too.)

Here is a picture I took of Charlie today at 3 weeks. He is one handsome little devil (well, he's still an angel right now).