Thursday, September 24, 2009

life with our little man . . .

So we're definitely moving at a slower pace around here lately. Earlier bedtimes, naps every day, and all with the older two girls in school so lots of quiet around here. Still trying to get used to the night-time awakenings, the spitting, pooping, and random peeing during diaper changes but loving the cuddles, itty-bitty clothes that he'll outgrow in a week, and how much his big sisters adore him. And I'm also loving that my belly has disappeared, my body is not aching anymore, and I can see my toes again.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

our new set of wheels . . .

We're loving this stroller that we bought second-hand recently. It's a Valco Runabout with toddler seat attachment. The front wheel swivels which makes it super easy to handle or it can lock for jogging. The toddler seat is easy to clip on and off and the stroller has a bit more steps involved in folding it, but it's so worth it. So no more going back and forth between my single and double strollers or storing both in the back of the van and forgetting to take one out on grocery night. And since Alyssa doesn't use a stroller much anymore except for the busstop, it's great that I always have a single with me.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


We got to take our little man home today! No more going back and forth every 3 hours to feed him, no more IV's and needle-pokes for him, his sisters get to finally see him again, and we get to be together as a family for the first time. Justin wasn't too pleased about being put in clothes for the first time, but he looked pretty cute in the take-home outfit that Daddy picked out for him. And he was a great traveller in his carseat - and already got shown off at his grandparents business and Daddy's work. Now just one more sister doesn't know that he's home yet, so she'll have a nice suprise when she gets off the bus this afternoon.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Off to school . . .

So today was the first time that the girls went to school together from our own house. So we took some "back to school" pics even though they're a week late. Daddy will be walking his girls most mornings since it works well with his start time at work.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Our little man is here!

Justin Peter joined our family on Sept 9th! It was pretty shocking to have a boy after our trio of girls and my hubby is super-excited and already wanting to buy Tonka trucks and a hockey jersey for the little guy. Soon after he was born, they realized that he was fighting a chest infection and put him in an incubator with oxygen and antibiotics. He's doing much better today but needs to finish off the 7-day round of antibiotics. All of his sisters got to meet and hold him before he got put in the nursery but haven't seen him since, so we're all a little eager to have him home.