Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

There are so many wonderful fathers in my life (my father, the father of my children, my husband's father, my nephews' father, my heavenly Father).

Here are a few new pics of Jamus in your honor. With your example, I am sure Jamus will be a great father one day himself. Love you guys!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Due date

Today was Finley's official due date and I am so pleased that he is almost 2 weeks old! I see the light at the end of a very long year (see Genesis 3:16).

Finley is such a sweet baby. He rarely cries, except during important photo shoots.

When he is unhappy he usually shows it by grunting. He is immediately soothed when you pick him up. He sleeps best in someone's arms.

He also loves his Bjorn seat and his pacifier. In fact, he seems to like this seat better than his cradle so we've been putting him in it at night! So much for the crib bumper I handmade for his cradle. Maybe he noticed that the elephants are upside down on 2 of the sides (oops).

Jamus is adjusting nicely. As some predicted, he seems to be forgetting life before big brotherhood.

Grandma Faye has been here for 2 weeks helping out. I expect that the reality of 2 kids under 2 is really going to hit tomorrow. But she's left us with a spotless house and some very generous women from church have filled our freezer with meals... Plus we still have an additional Grandma who lives right down the road!

I think we're going to be pretty much mostly ok.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Finally, Finley

Our son has been in the world for more than 48 hours and I haven't posted pictures yet! Sorry about that. I think things are going to be a little different with 2!

Finley Thomas Schraw came into the world at 1:22 am on June 2nd, weighing in at a hearty 8 lbs, 5 oz (not bad for 2 weeks early)! So far he is an incredibly sweet baby. He hardly cries, though he does struggle to sleep peacefully unless he is in someone's arms.

We are home now and thankful to be getting lots of help from grandparents while we settle into a new routine.

Jamus is handling it pretty well. Every time someone walks into the room with Finley, he points and makes a kissing sound (his busy toddler form of affection). We are trying to lavish as much attention on him as possible so he knows that he is as loved as ever.

Here are the long-awaited pictures: