Monday, May 9, 2016

Lots of Photos

I've been posting baby pictures over on Facebook, but don't want to neglect you over here!

Andrew is now 5 weeks old. He weighs about 8.5 lbs and is starting to fill out a bit. He has found his voice and cries pretty much whenever we are not holding him. It sounds really, really loud to us. The good news is, he is super snuggly, a joy to hold, and I can watch Netflix over the top of his head.

He is an alert baby who fights sleep, just like his brother and sister did. I was waiting to write my next post until I had some deep thoughts about mothering after loss, mothering a baby who looks exactly like Jack, and mothering while pushing 50. Call it sleep deprivation, but the deep thoughts haven't come, so I'll just smother you with the cuteness of baby pics.

I wish you could smell him.

And feel his baby hiccups against your chest.

Don't worry, we are getting lots of pics of big sister with her baby brother, but I'm not sure which ones are okay'd for the internet yet.




























32 comments:

nomadsbynature said...

Oh my gosh, what an absolute cutie!!! I love when babies fall asleep being held, legs tucked under and little tushies in the air. He's adorable!

Anonymous said...

He is gorgeous! Congratulations again.

Joan said...

THANKS so much for sharing, Anna!
The pics of Andrew spread joy through the world!
His eyes seem to peer intensely through the camera lens right at the person looking at him!

SO happy for you and your family,
-- Joan in PA

Optimistic Existentialist said...

So much adorableness (is that a word?) in this post.

Lesley UK said...

Oh my goodness. I'm speechless and just so happy for you all. Blessings

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh my goodness, anna! he is beautiful- such a sweet cute baby!

Marsha said...

The last one in the tie is mt fav! How are he and his sister getting along?

Jean said...

Your little boy is absolutely adorable! Thank you for sharing him with us.

Jean in Maine

Elliesee said...

What a cutie! It almost makes me want a fifth child, but I'll wisely wait for grand-children:) Take good care

Anonymous said...

Simply adorable. I am so happy for you. I have a nephew whose son died at 19. He and his wife had a surprise! baby a year later...so I have no idea what you're going through from personal experience, but I have watched them navigate the new world for the last 3 years and it sure is a roller coaster. Much love. So much joy.
-Claire-

Steph said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I almost feel like I actually smelled his sweet baby smell. He is so adorable and precious. wishing you much peace and sleep.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

He is amazingly alert for a newborn baby. I imagine he is wise beyond his years already. Keep the photos coming....I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love with your beautiful son!!!! He is adorable, so darn cute and handsome......xoxo

Idena said...

ADORABLE!!!!!
Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, he is precious! I know you're enjoying him and the baby snuggles. I remember that all the crying (the duration! the intensity! the volume!) was a shock when I had my first baby. While it wasn't so much a shock when the second one arrived, it is still a challenge to get stuff done when the choice is to hold sweet albeit needy baby or to listen to him cry while one tries to do something simple. Ah, the baby snuggles make it all worth it.

Kerry said...

He is so adorable! I've been checking back here for pictures, so thanks for sharing. Wishing you much happiness.

GG said...

So beautiful! Thank you for sharing the photos!

Anonymous said...

SOOOOOOOOOO adorable!!!! Thank you so much! I'm not on Facebook (yes, one of eight ladies over 40 who isn't :o) And I have been checking often for pictures of your little bundle of joy, and his new family! So cute and so precious! I imagine it is so hard looking down at him and seeing Jack's face... I bet life is a strange and wild roller coaster ride for you these days - sadness and joy all at once. Know that you are truly amazing! You are all in our prayers.

Christine AKA Girl Versus Kitchen said...

He is SO HANDSOME!!!!!! I love every picture, but especially that last one. What a sweetheart. Sincere congratulations.

Beth said...

He's so tiny! I forget they are that small; mine seem huge now. But he is so completely adorable! Thank you for posting pictures!

Anonymous said...

You look so beautiful!!! Loving baby Andrew!!!!

Gigi said...

He's absolutely beautiful! And so alert!

Elizabeth Beads said...

Omg. What a cutie pie. Those little feet!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Those hands and feet and teeny knitted booties! Just beautiful xx

Anonymous said...

very precious pictures...thank you for sharing.

Jeanie said...

He is adorable! And, oh, the little feet!! I wish I could hold him, and smell him, too.

Julie said...

He's just precious! And you look great, too! Thanks for sharing.

lacachet said...

You look so good, Anna! And the baby is beautiful, of course! )

Dina Ochs said...

Try the Merlin Magic sleeper it's about $49 but you know sleep is worth it at any price! My grandson wouldn't sleep swaddled in a blanket, this was a game changer for the whole family! Congrats to all of you he is just beautiful!

Lisa Ancona-Roach said...

Simply gorgeous. Beautiful. A.Dorable. I wish I could smell him, too! (Not something I find myself writing every day.) I am so happy for you and your family. And you look radiant. My heart is smiling so huge for you all. Enjoy that little man.

www.robinbotie.com said...

He's amazing! What fun to see a new little one. Thank you for making me smile.

Anonymous said...

He is perfectly beautiful and I must say, your husband looks beaming with pride and happiness! It's hard not to believe Jack played a hand in this little guy's showing up:)

Anonymous said...

I hope that everything went well at your Dr's appointment!