Thursday, December 13, 2012

First Bath

I love that Dad has given all of our kids their first bath.  I'm not sure Emersynn is loving her bath.  I still can't get over how dark her hair is. 

With me not being able to carry Emersynn (crutches and baby don't mix well) or stand at the sink for very long, Dad has had to give Emersynn a lot of baths.  I'm so thankful he is such a hands on dad.  My kids are lucky to have him.
On a side note Emersynn is 5 weeks old and today I was able to bathe her for the first time.  It was a little awkward but I feel awesome having finally progressed enough to accomplish such a simple task. 


I Love being a MOM!

Emersynn Day

We decided to bless Emersynn on November 26th so that Grandma and Grandpa Crandell could be there with us. 
Even with several helping adults it was quite the adventure trying to get all 5 kids ready before 9 am.  So we took this picture after church.  Kade was not too happy with me.  I finally bribed him with candy to get him to even look at the camera.  This was the best I could get of them all.

We love you Emersynn!


I have so much to be thankful for.  I have been so blessed.
We wore Grandma and Grandpa out.  Dad and Grandma cooked a FEAST.  We had 6 pies just for our family!  And I kept Grandpa busy all week working on installing baseboard and trimming closet doors.  Thanks to both of you.

 And lucky us Katie and Kyle chose to spend Thanksgiving with us.  It was so AWESOME having you here.  Please come back soon.

TWO Weeks old

Where does the time go?  Emersynn, how I love you.  You are such a gift.  Before being released from the hospital the nurses weighed Emersynn and became very concerned because she had lost 9% of her birth weight.  Hospital Policy says if the baby loses 10% of her birth weight they cannot be released until they put some weight back on.  I pleaded with the nurses to release us.  I promised if I was worried about her I would bring her in.  At her two week check up not only had she put on all of the weight she lost but she had gained an additional 5 ounces.  I knew we could do it baby girl!  Just don't feel the need to grow up too fast.


I admit there have been times in my life where I have wondered what it would be like to have been an only child.  But, when it comes down to it I am so thankful for my siblings.  They are pretty awesome.  And I am incredibly thankful that my children have siblings.  Brothers and sisters are such a blessing. 

I LOVE the look of anticipation and excitement on the girls faces when they were about to meet Emersynn for the first time.
Could this little girl be any more loved?  I think not.

The boys didn't get to meet her until they came home from school that afternoon.  It was a mad race inside with lots of shouts of "Where is she?"

Oh Emersynn.  Welcome to our family!