Our precious baby Samuel was born a week ago today!!! A healthy eight pounds and eight ounces, and nineteen and a half inches long. We are blessed with a healthy baby and a safe delivery.
My very sweet and kind doctor gave me the option of inducing when I went for my weekly appointment on Wednesday the nineteenth. I decided to go for it!! The kids went with grand-mama (who thankfully was already there), and Andrew and I went to the hospital. Samuel was born at 10:15pm that night!
The next day the kids came to the hospital to visit their new little brother. They were so sweet and precious. David, who has been through this before, was a champion. He wanted to hold Samuel. David has done really well as a new big brother! Emma wanted to hold Samuel too and was fascinated by his tiny feet. She however, has had the hardest time. She does not want to leave mommy and becomes visibly sad when mommy can’t play with her right away. I remember David having a very hard time too when Emma was born. He was three and told me I had broke his heart. 😦 Ouch! Talk about driving a dagger through my own heart! Emma I’m sure feels the same way, she just hasn’t expressed it verbally that way, yet! Hopefully in time she will adjust to the new normal! 🙂
We brought Samuel home on Friday. We were able to spend a few days adjusting to home before Christmas celebrations began.
The Sunday before Samuel was born, David was part of the children’s choir Christmas musical at church. He did so good, and remembered his speaking part! Plus I took advantage of the opportunity to dress them in their Christmas outfits because I didn’t know if another opportunity would present itself. 🙂
Here are a few pics of both the Kjorlaug Christmas and the Noyes Christmas gatherings. The Kjorlaug family celebrated before Samuel was born, and the Noyes Christmas after. Emma wasn’t sure about the whole opening presents at first, but by the time Christmas morning rolled around she was into the whole present thing! 🙂
Andrew’s parents took care of the kids while we were in hospital, and they were able to meet Samuel at the hospital. I’m so thankful for such wonderful in laws!! My family came to our house a few days after Samuel was born, and were able to meet Samuel and celebrate Christmas with us. I don’t know exactly what they were doing, but my favorite picture is of my dad playing with David and Emma at the Lego table! They were clearly having a great time!!:)
Christmas day we enjoyed family time here at home. We had breakfast, read the Christmas story, opened presents, and then just enjoyed the rest of the day.
I’m so thankful for a husband that can cook!!! Andrew has been amazing! He cooked a Christmas lunch for my family on Sunday, and then Christmas dinner for us last night! I don’t know what I would do without him!!! He’s such an amazing man! We are very blessed with beautiful children, and are feeling especially thankful for our little Christmas miracle!