So this has admittedly been a long time coming, but... we have a baby! Naomi Claire Hewitt was born September 7, at 9:38 a.m. She weighed 6 lbs, 15 oz, and was 19 1/4 inches long.
|Daddy hanging out with Naomi in the hospital room|
Gemma and Grandad were on call for the birth, and came up and
spoiled took care of the twins while Scott and I were in the hospital. We were so grateful for their help! Noah and Lily had a great time with them, and it was fun getting to see their reaction to the new baby. And then about 30 seconds later they were ready to go home... thank goodness for electronic entertainment to keep them busy!
Grandma also came to stay with us for a couple of weeks, and got to do a lot of fun and exciting jobs around our house, including: laundry, dishes, cooking, and cleaning. She also managed to be a surrogate mother to the twins for much of the day while Scott and I stayed busy with the new baby. She got in some grandbaby cuddle time too, though!
|Noah saw Grandma snuggling with Naomi, and decided that she needed several accouterments for her nap.|
|Dan and Emily have come to visit a couple of times. Here, Emily snuggles the baby while Dan keeps himself busy reading from one of the various parenting books strewn about the living room.|
|I think she was a week old here. She already looks so tiny in this picture!|
Preschooler shenanigans continue in the Hewitt household. The kids love dressing up, so there is usually one or more character running around. Firefighter Noah apparently loves to do Princess Fairy Lily's hair...
The kids also LOVE to love the baby. I feel terrible, but I'm always having to tell them to get out of her face, stop pulling on her arms, etc. Dakota, however, has no such limits and has often served as a stand-in when the baby is inaccessible for torment. In related news, Lily insists on dressing herself most days--hence the crazy pants. Her idea of matching is dressing herself in head-to-toe pink as frequently as possible.
Scott has stayed crazy-busy since Naomi's birth, not only helping take care of her and the kids and growing his family-leave beard, but also making several improvements to the house. He fixed up the kids' playset by revamping the sandbox and building a new rock climbing wall. They have spent hours every day since playing outside.
Naomi seems to be a pretty happy baby so far--no colic or excessive fussiness yet, anyway. She smiles all the time in her sleep (and, lately, at walls and thin air...) so I'm hoping she'll be a happy, smiley baby.