Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Hadley Who?

We're praying that "Hadley B" becomes our little "chill" baby. You know, the kind of munchkin that you can ignore but that still sweetly minds its own business, picks up after itself, and becomes the next president of the united states. So far, she is on track.

Maybe a little too much so.

In the last 24 hours, I've been discharged from two different hospitals (read prior post), Bower has puked on the couch twice, Brianna has fallen out of her high chair, and Mia is holding me hostage. She won't go to anyone else and she won't leave my lap. That doesn't mean, however, that she's been all that happy having me as her POW. Perhaps the below picture says it best:


So needless to say, our re-entry has been less than smooth. The girls have actually demonstrated great intrigue in Hadley and will frequently go over to her bouncy, cautiously point and say, "Baby! Baby!" But it's clear that the events of the last 2 days have been traumatic on them (Mia especially). And, in truth, Elise and I weren't prepared for the intensity of it all and are pretty overwhelmed.

So much so that, at one point in the fray, Elise asked me to do something for Hadley. Half hearing her and half distracted by one of the other girls, I absentmindedly replied,
"Hadley who?"

5 comments:

Stewart Family Blog said...

hey guys . . . thinking about you tons and praying more. the grace and peace of Jesus cover, hold and keep each of you.

Linköpinglivin' said...

Gaz and Sunuks finally got around to sharing the good news. Hadley, welcome to this world. Thinking of and continually praying for Mom and Dad x3. Wow. Blessings abound! Uncle Whity will be there soon....

The Shedds said...

My oh my... you have me roaring with laughter! No, I'm not laughing at your expense, but you are painting a very amusing picture for the outside world to enjoy...ok, so maybe at your expense. There are so many things I could say for encouragement during the crazy time (times 100000), but most importantly, we'll be praying for all 5 of you. There is NO GREATER blessing than a child...tantrums, barf, poopies, and sleepless nights included. Much love xoxo

Joe said...

My Dad just took to giving us numbers (I am #2 son).

YvetteC said...

The picture say it all: ""Why is that NEW baby here? I want my Daddy all for me!-well OK for Bri too but she is my sister! Who is this imposter?" I am sure there will be plenty of interesting stories about this transition. Poor POW dad! Keep up the stories! I love hearing about your girls. I am sure that the stories will continue to be hilarious as your sleep deprivation will continue..."