Well, as it turns out, it didn't really matter that my doctor was out of town, because she wouldn't have arrived in time to catch the baby, anyway! After a wild ride, narrowly missing a baby delivered by Daddy in the van, our fourth child was born just minutes after arriving at the hospital. But that's a whole other story. Let's get to the good stuff:
Shepherd Landon Green was born on Friday, June 19th, 2009, at 3:00 a.m. He weighed 5 lbs., 8 oz., and was 20 inches long. A little pipsqueak! He's got dark hair and baby grey eyes, both of which are very likely to change if our other children are any indication.
First picture, just moments after birth:
Our family of six!
The kids were reluctant to share their new baby brother with their grandparents, and couldn't wait for their next turn to hold him:
Emma, the excellent big sister, with Shepherd:
Garfield with his new baby brother, who he hopes "will stay tiny forever":
Elizabeth's been claiming that "baby brother is so cuuuute!" and "I can't wait to love on him" for weeks now. She finally gets her chance:
Time to get this crew home!
Watching our kids love on their new brother with pure joy has been more of a delight than we ever expected. This child has plenty of hands to hold him, and is in danger of being smothered with kisses!