Just wanted to take a moment to welcome my new son, Andrew James into the world - or at least the world of my blog. Andrew was born just over a week ago on Friday August 12th, 2011, at 6:59 pm. He weighed in at 7lbs 5oz and was 21 inches long. Overall he's very healthy and doing well in every aspect.
The past week has been a busy one, bouncing back and forth between the hospital for my wife & newborn son, and back home to spend time with Nathan and sleep in my own bed. We came home from the hospital on Sunday and introduced Nathan to his new little brother. Thanks in part to our work preparing Nathan for a new baby, he took to Andrew very well. Nathan loves to say hi to Andrew, urges his mother to "feed the baby" more often than necessary, and has been known to get upset if he can't see Andrew well enough from time to time.
Thus far Andrew has been a great baby. He rarely cries, only if he gets really hungry or needs a change, and he's been sleeping well at night between feedings. We thought we lucked out with Nathan being a good baby, and I think we lucked out even more with Andrew. I'm sure some of the ease is due to the fact that we've done this all before, and we're pretty easy-going parents. Either way, in the short week he's been with us, I think we've all adjusted to being a family of four fairly well.
I took two weeks vacation from work, and the first week has flown by already. One more week to go and we'll step back into real life. Although judging by our first week together, I think we'll be alright.
Now I'm looking forward to raising my two boys to be happy healthy and well-adjusted young men. Not sure yet how exactly I might accomplish that but I'll do my best, and if nothing else try to set a good example.