Days have just been flying by here- keeping boys fed, dry and happy makes for busy days.
Chris took a couple of days off and we spent one morning at the beach with our cousins. He also made me a chair for my birthday- he is so cool.
(And a photo by Henry- oh my stretched out post-partum body… you created some masterpieces!) I rarely see how they see me- for some reason I really am liking it. One should always be happy with a sleeping babe in their arms, always always.
We have finished swim lessons for the summer- the boys all did great. Rory became VERY comfortable in the water, Henry is moving up to his goal of starting swim team and Bennett just needs to gain a little endurance (his strokes are awesome!).
Henry started soccer this last week. I know, I know, soccer season already. That is what I said. Luckily everything fits from last year!
Bennett lost his first tooth. It was quite traumatic for this fella who does not like to be uncomfortable. But… one bite into a sandwich, a little blood and a yank and he was back in business! How is he old enough to be losing things from his body?
Thacker started smiling. A lot of smiling. I must have some sort of allergic reaction to them though, I tend to get watery eyes every time he does it. Boy is he cute. In addition to smiling he has been cooing and becoming more alert. We still fight over who gets to hold him- such a lucky boy. All of his brothers ask to hold him from the moment that he wakes up to the moment it is time for bed.
We are now deep into Olympic watching (the boys are so excited they get to watch it every night- the TV on! Every night! And we get to watch!) Oh the let down will be hard…
And just as the weather started FINALLY warming up- we have two boys down with fevers and sore throats. Such a bummer- luckily the Olympics keep us entertained…
Last weekend our sweet boy turned one month old. We had cake with friends, obviously, we also got the next size bin of clothes down from the attic. Our boy is growing!
For doing absolutely nothing all month but stare and snuggle this guy, time sure did go by fast. He already looks so different, is filling out and isn’t so “newborn” anymore. His eyes focus, he watches us, he lets us know when he doesn’t like something – all while still being smothered with kisses and hugs from parents, brothers, grandparents, aunts, family and friends.
Things I don’t want to forget:
- grunts- waking up grunts, gassy grunts, grunts, grunts grunts
- hairy shoulders, and biceps and back and ears… fuzzy hairy boy- you are delicious
- milk tongue- you like to eat
- the way you look up at me while nursing- easiest way to fall in love with a fella
- the way your big toe flexes up while you are nursing- your brother Rory did the same thing
- your bicep line- you have had this from the beginning, I will be very sad when it goes away, it does an excellent job of showing off your muscles
I am sure there are more that I am forgetting, but the most important thing is how much this boy is loved. There are arguments of who gets to hold him first in the morning, and in the afternoon, and in the evening… sigh… who gets to pick out his clothes, oh it goes on… We are looking forward to smiles this next month and more settling into our new family of six. We have so enjoyed this blissful month of soaking everything in- next month will include a little more venturing out (but probably not too much…) and more watching in awe this chubby, squishy boy. Love you baby Thacker.
And my gosh, if only my belly was this cute hanging over my pants…
Thacker Pederson Geitz
Born June 23, 2016
Weighing 9 pounds, 8 ounces
We are in love, complete baby bliss and can not believe how lucky we are. He is just perfect.
And then there were four…