Thursday, March 27, 2014
Where'd you get that baby?
Our beloved Kelton Caleb joined in the family fun on March 21st, much to our delight. He's fully prepared to hold his own in this pack of brothers, weighing in at 10lbs, 6oz, and 22 inches tall. The labor and delivery with him was the best so far, with no complications. For those of you who care for such details, it was 8 hours long with 10 minutes of pushing. We stayed in the hospital for 24 hours and then were finally able to return home and start our new normal here with the whole gang. Kelton is incredibly peaceful, fussing only when he's hungry (well, starving, since you know you just can't feed a growing man enough), or needs to burp. I've had some trouble getting him to burp and when I mentioned it to Daddy, he said: "Well, he's got to have one flaw". Truly spoken. :-) I think the biggest danger we have with this addition to our family is getting absolutely nothing productive accomplished because he's just too dang cuddleable. I guess there are worse things in life.
When Madigan came to meet his littlest bro in the hospital, he said, "Oh, hi mom! Where'd you get that baby?" He was pretty excited to find out it was THE baby Kelton he'd been waiting on for so many weeks/months. Paugie ran toward me with a huge smile on his face, climbed onto the bed, grabbed the baby and said, "I want to hold it, Mommy!". He didn't let go until they left the hospital and the grin did not leave his face (until they left the hospital - at which point screaming abounded). He keeps telling everyone, "Shhh, quiet. My baby is sleeping". Jevy was slightly less than thrilled to have Mommy's and Daddy's (further) divided attention and did not immediately smother the little tyke in warm fuzzies. He is, however, adapting well and I think he's even starting to believe he's still rather profoundly loved, in spite of having the additional competition for affection/attention. His smile has returned and he's up to nothing but mischief as usual, while frequently stopping in at Mommy station for a kiss or hug as he's passing through.
George and I cannot believe how blessed we are/feel as we look around at these little men who seem to fully surround us now. Sure, there have been a few moments of total and absolute chaos, but those moments are quickly overtaken by the energy and wonder that accompanies this much boyhood in one place.
Posted by McBean at 1:17 PM