Monday, July 23, 2007

better than ice cream?

Carolyn Grace adores her baby brother and nothing makes her happier than when she can hold him. When she delayed eating ice cream for a quiet opportunity to sit on the couch with Henry, I realized that she might like him as much as I do.

Even though he only allowed me to get one non-consecutive hour of sleep last night ... what with all his 'squeaking' ... we've decided to keep him.

But don't push your luck little cowboy.

If you continue to keep me up all night, you might find yourself bunking with your big sister and a bottle of formula.


  1. Awww...what a sweet picture of Carolyn with Henry!!!!!

  2. Awwww! Adorable of course!
    I wish he'd let you get more sleep. I miss your posts. :)

  3. Sweet! And formula.. not such a bad idea to supplement. You poor baby, you need some sleep!

  4. Henry looks like the girls from eyes up, and William from nose down. So cute.

    No one ever said maternity leave was easy...thats just somehow what everyone THINKS!

    I feel for you. The task of birthing and feeding a newborn is one that I wish that men could somehow experience. Of course if they did, they'd never live through it.

  5. I am so sorry you aren't getting any rest. I wish I had words of wisdom or a way to make them sleep that was fool proof, but I am having trouble with my 9 month old and so I am NO help. Hang in there...I hope you are able to rest during the day some with help at home...take advantage of that! That pic is great...isn't it wonderful that she adores him!

  6. Are you getting some catch up sleep in the day Jen? I hope so. I hope Henry works out night from day soon.
    My baby is now 10 weeks old and took about 4 weeks to get day and night all sorted. I truly felt like giving up the breastfeeding at 3 weeks- could not see a single bad thing about formula at that stage. Its better now.
    Carolyn looks so cut with her brother!
    Rebecca D

  7. You are too much! How could she not love him? What a great memory captured forever.

    Carolyn is looking more like Charlie everyday.

    Hugs & Kisses from South Carolina!

  8. adorable! I'm a mother of triplets expecting a singeton in January.

    Looking forward to reading more about your adventures with four. your gang seems to be adapting just fine.

  9. Lurker "coming out" here...

    I had twin brothers born when I turned 11. We shared a room. And I remember all too well, helping mom and dad with midnight feedings and diaper changes. Although that's a lot for an 11 year old to experience, I loved it! My brothers were "my" babies and I never resented their presence. At least until they got old enough to dig through my personal items, but then I'd hit my teen years and I resented everyone at that point. LOL!

    Blessings on you and all four of your babies. I've read your entire blog...I'm amazed at God's hand in your lives! :-)


  10. You have to get him out of your room, Jen. I shut the door, put on a fan, and turned off the monitor too! I'm NOT KIDDING! If you need me, you better REALLY NEED ME! They make way too much noise that close. Good grief, you need to sleep!