Tuesday, July 26, 2016

One Month with Linus

Linus is one month old now.  Like always, it has flown by.  After a rough start, he is doing great, and is eating and sleeping well.  Linus is fitting into our family beautifully; everyone just loves him and dotes on him.  Every time, I am surprised again at how relatively easy it is to incorporate a new baby into our family.  So much different from the first couple of times!  We have been really blessed this time with lots of meals being brought to us from family, church, and our new homeschool group.  A month in, we still are getting meals!  It has been so awesome!

There's never a dull moment around here, and despite having a mostly stay-home summer, we've been finding plenty to do!  We've been spending lots of time with Linus, of course, and we've been enjoying warm days in the backyard, thanks to the new playset, the bench I painted this spring, and a new (bigger) kiddie pool.

Last weekend we did get out and do something I've been wanting to do for years - an outdoor movie!  The kids lined up their camping chairs, and it was so cute!  We all had a great time, and we'll definitely be doing that again!

We still haven't gotten a new family car, but we're hoping to get that soon, since we have a few day trips that we're planning for August.  With those, planning for fall and a new homeschool year, and our normal daily stuff, August should have plenty to keep us on our toes!

Saturday, July 2, 2016


Our brand new baby BOY!!!

Linus Edward
Saturday, June 25 at 11:12 pm
7 lb, 11 oz
19 inches

We had an unexpected twist when he ended up in the NICU just a couple hours after birth.  He had low temperature and blood sugar, and they were concerned about an infection.  Later in the week we had a scare with breathing issues, a possible seizure and meningitis concerns.  Thankfully, everything serious was ruled out and although we still don't have any clear answers, the belief is that he had a minor infection that was cleared up with antibiotics.  After spending a week in the NICU, we're finally going to be able to take him home tomorrow, and we are so excited!  We made the decision to go with a hospital birth, thinking I might need some help, and while I didn't, thankfully, we were glad we were there when Linus needed to be.  It has been a long, stressful week, and I am so looking forward to finally being home and getting to enjoy time with the whole family.