February 22, 2013
I have a confession.
I kept a secret–a really, really big secret! And it’ll explain why I haven’t posted much in the last 6 months.
Meet my Oliver.
He was born February 8th at 1:38pm and weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20″ long, making him my biggest baby. Though Chloe was 7 pounds, 5.3 ounces and he was 7 pounds 5.5 ounces, so he just barely eeked by as my biggest! Darn that rounding.
After having 3 girls, a little boy is a completely different ball game!
While I was pregnant I had a really hard time imagining what it would be like to have a little boy. I knew girls so well! But he’s simply breathtaking and I’m totally in love.
I’m not the only one, though! Sofie has taken over a completely motherly role with him. She’s been this way about all her siblings, but she’s different this time. I don’t know if it’s her age (4.5) or her bond with a brother over her sisters, but she’s smitten.
Ella’s pretty crazy for him, too, though! At just 16.5 months apart, they’re my closest two in age and I think they’re going to be the best of friends. Ella spends her day bringing me his pacifier, blankets, diapers, throwing dirty diapers away, and loving on him every chance she gets. We thought she’d be jealous, but she’s so happy to have him!
My pregnancy was rough. I didn’t have any real complications, but I was exhausted all the time. Not only did I have 3 very little kids to care for, but I was just tired all.the.time. I’ve been either pregnant or nursing for five and a half years and my body is just plain worn out. I also developed migraines this time around and they were quite debilitating. So needless to say, it’s been easier with him on the outside than it was on the inside!
I took these pictures a week ago, but I’m just now having a chance to share them. He’s growing so fast and changing so much already! I don’t have any good pictures of all 4 of them together yet, but I wanted to share the best one I have. I took it on my phone on Valentine’s Day and I think they’re too precious!
Sofie (4.5), Ollie (1 week), Ella (16 months), and Chloe (2.5)
My hands and my heart are both overflowing, so bear with me as I get back into the blogging habit. Ollie and I spend a lot of cuddle time together on the couch at night and I’ve got plenty of sewing projects to share, so I hope to get some things up soon!