Saturday, October 10, 2015

Bringing Home Baby Britton

I set down to write this post when our little guy was only a week old. Two weeks later, Im finally getting around to finishing. I guess that's a good example of what life is like with 3 and you're running on little sleep. I usually opt for a nap when I do get some free time. Posting photos isn't on the top of my priority list these days. But, since this blog has always served as way of preserving memories for me, I'll pour another cup of coffee and skip the nap today. 

Britton has been home for a week   almost 3 weeks and we are so thankful we got to spend his first week at home. It was a precious time for all of us and the weeks since then seem to have flown by. Here's a little glimpse of what these early weeks as a family of 5 have been like:

Welcome home baby brudder! 
They both asked to hold him as soon as we got home from the hospital.

Always the little momma, Addy is adjusting well and finding ways to be helpful. When she's not holding Britton or helping her Mom, she's imitating me with her own baby.

Bringing a baby home to a 4 year old is a lot different than coming home to a 2 year old. There are a lot more questions! Most of them I am happy answer and for some I'm thankful when her Dad answers: "isn't it cool that God made it that way? And that's all you need to know for now."

Remi is equally excited about Britton, who he sometimes refers to as "that baby" or "my baby sister." He asks to hold him frequently but needs to be under constant supervision when he does.

He will be thrilled someday when they can finally rough house together. Until then, he's learning how to give the baby gentle love pats.

Being the third kid, Britton has no problem letting us know when he's upset.

Meeting sweet cousin Carter.

This was a typical scene that first week. Britton was usually being held or read to, or both.

Man talks with Dad

I found these while cleaning out my phone. The kids love to take pictures of the baby and other things.

Sweet Gran spent two weeks with us which was such a blessing! But between momma always having to feed him and his siblings fighting over him, she would often have to wait till late in the evening to get to hold Britton. 

Goodness, when did Remi get so big??

Oh my heart.

I can't wait to see how Britton continues to change and grow and how our family adapts along with him.

1 comment:

Brenda K. Hembree said...

Your kids are so precious! It looks like you are doing a great job little sister! Just remember that the Lord chose YOU to be their mom knowing that there would be days when you feel like you are rocking this gig and others when you feel that you are sure to be ruining their lives (you aren't by the way). God is ever faithful and bigger than our strengths and weaknesses, victories and failures and able to use everyone of them for good in your life and the lives of those you love! I am so glad for this!!
Love you and praying: Dear Abba, thank You that You are our faithful Father God. Thank You that You hold us and our families in Your hands and nothing can get to us without Your permission thus being for our good. Father, I pray that You would pour out Your grace and peace and wisdom on Katie. Help her to know that You are forever with her, always waiting to impart Yourself to her in love. Thank You for Jesus and the cross and the resurrection. Thank You for the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and for giving us life eternal that has already begun and is lived out as we daily walk hand in Hand with You!

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