Saturday, June 27, 2009

Some cuteness from Shepherd's first week

My mom has stayed the week with us, which was a tremendous blessing! Our three "older" children have not really skipped a beat during this transition time, which has been wonderful. Having Grandmother to play with them and feed them has freed me up to pretty much just love on this precious little guy, and since we spend so much time nursing, it's been great to have the extra set of helping hands.

Emma is in love with her baby brother, and tries to steal him from me any time he's not nursing. She's really an invaluable helper to me:

Shepherd's such a little ball of baby. Here he is next to a pretty small remote control for size comparison:

And next to a ruler:

A little sun therapy while the other kids swam:

Another angle--the sweet feet:

Grandmother perfected her mousecakes, which the kids got to decorate themselves. "Marshmallows with our BREAKFAST?! Yippee!"

It's been a great first week, and I'm feeling beyond blessed!


Hofwoman said...

My goodness, he is TINY! I bet he is a good little snuggler.

I don't blame Emma one bit for wanting to snatch him away - too bad these newborns want to eat all the time ;)

Love ya!

blondeartista said...

I love the remote control and ruler comparison pictures!! What a baby doll! I can't wait to see him. I think I'm bringing you dinner in a week or so. =)

~*Jenny L.

Tami said...

Hey, this is all well and good, but I am still waiting on the story about the "wild van ride and daddy almost having to deliver the baby in the van!" ;-)

Michelle B. said...

He is such a cutie. Love the pictures...can't believe how small he is.

Sarah Meche said...

Love the very cute photos! I am so glad you posted them here for us to see!!!

the mccann clan said...

He's so sweet! I'm so glad the family is all adjusting to Shepherd's arrival. Thanks for the peek into your lives!

mattswife1990 said...

What a beautiful baby and family! I hadn't checked in on you for a while, totally forgetting you were due last month. So it was really fun to read the birth story and see all the photos. :)

Congratulations to all of you on your sweet little blessing! Oh, it makes me want another one even more!

Amy :)