Grandma Cindy departed this morning, so sad to see her go. Cindy was in full nurse mode this week – I feel bad I’m sure she went back totally exhausted. What a blessing to have your mother-in-law come and pamper you for five days after child birth! We had a fun time! Watching one of the Hallmark movies as we speak, Grandma Cindy. Ryan is a happy boy studying on a full stomach thanks to our well stocked fridge. Thank you for your amazing generosity. Thank you, thank you!
Hopefully you guys aren’t sick of baby pictures yet. Even though we’ve done this twice before it all seems so new and exciting to us! Not to mention I’m pretty much bed ridden and without my two favorite people, Mr Finn and Cougar, so I have lots of time to blog. Ryan did an excellent job initiating Royal’s first bath. Royal had a big blow out and it was off to the tub. I was like, “Wait! This is a rite of passage, I need to get in on this!” ‘Rite of passage or not’ Ryan said, ‘this boy is dirty and needs a bath’. I have always been nervous bathing them for the first time. Ryan took the lead on this, and Royal loved it. Well done Cheri.
Cheri! Looking good. The blog viewers will be seeing the new-and-improved stylish Ryan in the months to come! You just wait! So thankful to our wonderful families that have helped make what could be unbelievably overwhelming and hard into something so magical and wonderful! Cherishing this bonding time.Royal James I (“the first”) loved snuggling with his Grandma! He’s a snuggler!Toddler library turned law library. He’s saving a lot of time studying here, he has a few reading days before finals. Who would have thought that we’d have a quiet newborn! Besides the occasional grunt he really doesn’t make much more than a peep! Ryan is especially excited to read the boys their new book, ‘Too Tall Houses’. “Bound to be a new family favorite,” he says. New books are so fun. Thanks Grandma for spending all that time in the bookstore filtering through all those books to find the good ones!Meet the family Royal – Mom, Dad, Mr Finn, Jude, and oh the final member of the family ‘the camera!’ Always present, you’ll get used to it. Finn knows the camera well, that when we’re out he’ll just turns and ask, “Take a picture!” He has come to know… this is a picture moment! Between having them grow up (at least at this age) in front of the lens, and not having any photos, well you know my choice.Love this time for blogging! This outfit is the ‘Vroom, Vroom Outfit’ It was my one of my favorites with Finn, Jude and now Royal. When I had Finn I didn’t realize just how fast they grow. I went to put it on him and it didn’t fit. I immediately started to cry. So many things that I’ve felt almost blindsided on. Take it from me, babies grow FAST. It’s like Royal is on Miracle Grow right now, eating A LOT. Lots of diapers, wow. Never do you quite fully remember just how many!Do I really have to put this up? Yes, the blog looks a little too good to be true most times with all the beautiful beach shots. This is what’s really going on here, HB reading on the kindle recovering in bed. Weaning off the pain meds, drinking prune juice… won’t tell you how long the bowels have been stagnant!Enough for now. Missing my two other boys, excited to be together as a family soon! Thanks again for coming, Grandma Cindy. Such a special time. Thanks for being so generous with your time and everything else!