Thursday, June 26, 2008

Day 9

Day 9 in the life of Austin is completely dreamy. He slept for two, count them TWO four hour stretches last night and let mama rest up which was so wonderful. He is eating like a champ, growing like a weed, and time is flying by way faster than I want it to. How can my last little man already be a week old?



I love him so.

One of the very best things about having a newborn is watching my other children with him. They eat him up. They are amazingly helpful and always want to do what's best for Austin. It's been so neat for Brad and I to watch them grow and mature since his arrival.

I love them so.

And my dear husband, who radiates his perfection in fatherhood continues to blow my mind. He is all too happy to sit and rock baby boy in the middle of the night if need be and still manages to hop out of bed with the other kids first thing in the morning. He's been making meals, cleaning house, and entertaining the kids nonstop. Amazing.

I love him so.

My little family is bringing me more joy than I thought possible. I am so incredibly lucky.

17 comments:

Shayla said...

He's beautiful, Karen. Thanks for sharing a little glimpse into your sweet families lives. Glad it's going so well.

AOlson said...

This was such an amazingly sweet post Karen. Thank you for sharing. It ALOMST makes me want another. ALMOST. He is soo adorable!

Kelly said...

That is so wonderful. I'm so glad your life this past week has been so filled with joy and that little Austin is adjusting like a pro to his new life. I'm thrilled for all of you. ENJOY! I want to reach through the screen and give him a squeeze.

Megan said...

I adore the newborn phase. i know there is no sleep and engorgement etc. but their sweet little noises and the way the know their mama and the smell --just the best. i am glad you are adjusting well and i pray you will continue to enjoy every moment of this time.

Sara said...

He is so adorable. I am missing that new born baby age and being able to just be right in that moment with them.

Sarah said...

He looks so sweet, I love the newborn stage. I'm so happy for you and your family, there is always something so special about having a baby in the home.

Heather said...

Oh man he's so chubber! I just wanna eat him. Hope I see you soon.

Jan said...

You are already madly in love. I love the sound of that. Its sounds heavenly. Take care..

debsters said...

Day nine already? He is a little cutie. I agree, watching your older kids with a newborn is the most precious thing in the world. Just wait until he smiles. Their little hearts will melt too.

Over-Analyzer said...

Karen, you're kids are so awesome. I am so glad I got to see you and brad yesterday! You guys are great and Austin is a doll!

Kate said...

awwwww, congrats! What a wonderful helpful family you have :)

tharker said...

He really is a dream of a baby. And I absolutely love talking to your kids about their new little "buddy". They are each so in love with him.

Kris said...

Sounds like life after the baby is great. I love holding a little baby. It's hard to realize that the time is flying by faster than you want though. It's crazy how that happens.

Washington Rimmasch Family said...

He is so sute! I'm so glad all is well.WHat a great family you have.

Ms. Kristen said...

I am going to have to have a peek soon! I'll call before I come!

Brooklet said...

How is he already two weeks old?? I think it goes much faster once they finally come! Good luck! He is adorable!

Lisa said...

That picture is priceless! Having a newborn baby is one of life's most precious times. Congrats!