Monday, September 29, 2008

3 weeks old

It's been almost a month since we were blessed with the birth of Emma Katherine! I can't believe it! She is absolutely wonderful! Such a great baby! She eats all the time and sleeps very good...and a little spoiled! Is it possible to spoil a baby??!! She just loves being held!

At her 2 week check-up she weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. and was 21.5 in. long! She left the hospital weighing 6 lbs. 12 oz., so she gained back to her birth weight and some! Like I said, she eats all the time! Like a champ!

The kids are adjusting very well...well, the girls atleast. Ethan doesn't quite know what to think and when he does get near her, he is so rough! But I guess that's a boy for ya! The girls are very helpful and love "being big sisters".

So what's it like having FIVE children? Honestly, it's really not as hard as I thought it would be! We have a daily routine and things go very smooth. Trips are a little tough! Especially trying to figure out how to get all the kids in a cart, along with all the stuff! Two carts are a must...and it's even easier if we can get the ones with the cars on the keeps them occupied for the majority of the time! Don't ask what I was thinking, but I took all five kids, by myself, to Kroger, for a VERY short trip on Saturday. I really just wanted to see if I could do and I did! I wish I had a dollar for every funny look I got! It's almost like there's a bubble over someone's head and you can see them counting..."1, 2, 3, 4, and 5!!" Hilarious! Needless to say it was a very short trip, cake mix, icing, and butter...for cupcakes for Morgan's birthday party. She turned 6 yesterday! They grow up so fast! Pictures to come from her party!

Also, Ethan has a dr. visit on Thursday with a pediatric surgeon about his umbilical in the near future.


Samantha said...

I'm so glad to finally see some new pictures! I am sure you are doing a great job as a mother to 5 :) Good luck with everything!

I will be thinking about little Ethan. Let us know how the appointment goes. Hunter just had surgery for a hernia he had on his scrotum. It was definitely harder on me than him!

Melanieshea said...

Looking Good! :o)
Now if I can just get you to update regularly!!! ha

Angela Leverette said...

What a sweet little angel!! I can't believe that she is here and I can't wait to hold her!! I hope you are doing good!! Hope to see you and all the kiddos soon!

Samantha said...

Did they schedule surgery on Ethan? Just thinking about yall.