Our newly made family of four is adjusting well to having a newborn in the house again. Sleep is still a rare and valuable commodity, we’re attempting to grab a few Zzzz’s whenever we get the chance. We’ve seemed to have found a good routine now balancing the needs of all our family members. We’ve all been to Playgroup twice now and Anabelle’s loving her weekly gymnastics class. We’ve even ventured out to the shops on a few occasions and both children have been amazing!
As expected we’ve had the camera on constant standby and have captured some really great memories! We’re amazed at how much Anabelle has taken to Levi, she’s always ready with a kiss and a hug and asks if she can “have a hold” and for a two-year old is surprisingly gentle. She regularly walks around the house calling for “E-bi” (she has trouble with the L and the V – so cute! :)) and giggles with delight anytime she gets to touch him and he reacts with a little squeak or by moving his arms or legs.
As with Anabelle, I can’t remember life now without two children. It’s a beautiful place to be and I’m so grateful for the time I’ve got off work – still another three weeks to go!
Levi had his first real bath yesterday and seemed to love the water. He’s so different to his big sister, her first bath was a scream-fest she didn’t appreciate it at all!
We had a visit from the MAC nurse last Friday to check that everything was going well post hospital. Levi is an eating machine!! In the five days since he’s been home he’s back to his birth weight and grown 3.5cm – he’s doing so well.
Thanks again for all your love and kind wishes, we really do appreciate them and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Sam and Levi came home from the hospital on Saturday so now our family is all under the same roof. Caring for a newborn is all coming back to me and so are the memories of when Anabelle was this young. Levi is totally different to Anabelle, at the moment he loves to sleep – this was not something Anabelle valued at all and is still strong today with her 5am wake up calls 🙂
At the moment I’m feeling like I’m on a 24/7 Youth Camp – tons of things to do and very little sleep ;). It’s all good though, before I know it these days will be long gone and we’ll be wondering what happened to our “little boy”.
Anabelle has taken to Levi right away and really enjoys looking, touching and telling him everything will be ok when he’s crying, it’s so beautiful to watch.
Thanks for all the love, support and well wishes, our family greatly appreciates it!
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Hi World, meet Levi!!
At 8:30am, Monday 2 August 2010 Sam, Anabelle and I were blessed with the safe arrival of our son, Levi Quinn! He was 4.18kgs (9.2 lbs) and 50cm long.
That makes him slightly smaller than Anabelle, which was a surprise because Sam was really big and everyone, including our doctors, thought he was going to be a big one. Anabelle did however spend an extra two weeks “cooking” so Levi had the potential to be bigger than her but not the opportunity I guess. Either way what’s important is that he’s finally here!!
Sam and Levi are doing well after a planned caesarean birth, which after the 10 hours of labor and emergency caesarean with Anabelle seemed like such a relaxed birth. Sam is recovering well from the surgery and Levi is sleeping and feeding really well.
Anabelle loves him dearly, she spent many moments tapping Sam’s tummy saying “hello baby brother” and her reaction to finally seeing him “on the outside” was priceless. Anabelle climbed up on the bed next to his crib, leant over and said “c’mon, wake up!” “let’s play!” She then proceeded to tap him and say “good boy”. I think these two are going to be as thick as thieves and certainly give Sam and I a run for our money – totally awesome!!
I think Levi looks a lot like my late grandfather, he certainly has his head shape and just quietly I’m really loving that I see Grandpa in him. If Levi grows up to be half the man my grandfather was he’ll be one amazing man!
The family will come home together on Saturday and from tonight (Thursday) I’ll be at home after staying at the hospital. Anabelle and I are having some daddy-daughter time and it’s great!
So enough from me, here are some photos from one proud dad!