I remember what a shock that first newborn baby was, so that's why I've been checking in on them a lot. But, JB and I figured it out together, and my siblings are doing so great.
It's fun to see their new-parent discoveries about the wonder of new babies, like they each are the first parents in the world to ever experience this. I giggle, but it's helped me realize again how each child is a gift. Milestones and discoveries are still thrilling, even with fourth baby boys.
He has started doing this squishy-faced smile on demand. He especially does it when Ben asks him.
He wants to be big.
But he still wears onesies and has those adorable baby bowlegs.
And he must be kept at all costs from getting into the boys' bigger Lego sets and creations. So, in our house, the baby gate doesn't protect the stairs anymore, it protects the big boys' closet.
But to the big boys' chagrin, Andrew can climb over and help himself to their Legos. He likes to do this while they are at school.
How quickly it feels JB and I went from holding a newborn baby Max, to now having four growing boys. Max is 9 1/2 and snowboards and does science fair projects. Benny went to the Baptismal fireside Sunday night. I'm getting the paperwork done for Andrew to be enrolled in preschool. I really really don't want them to grow anymore.