Friday, September 21, 2012

3 weeks

This little man is 3 weeks old today and I still can't get enough of him!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

How you know...

The other night was rough. Last night as well, but the night prior was our first rough night with Keaton. He just would not sleep and could not be soothed. I was so tired that I felt like I was up all night. In reality, I knew that Chris was up more than me and I felt horrible. I mean, sure, I would have to take care of the three boys that day which included getting the older two dressed and driven to school at 8 a.m., but he had to complete a full day at the office. I really should have toughened up and let him sleep more.

This is what I thought to myself all day whenever I felt tired.

Then, Chris got home. We got through our nightly routine and got the boys to bed and started to talk about who would get which shift with Keaton that night. That's when he told me that he had felt horribly all day that he didn't do his fair share the night before. As tired as he was, he felt that I was the one who had taken on the brunt of work the night before.

Both of us dead tired from being up with the baby all night feeling badly for not letting the other sleep more. And that, is how you know you have the most amazing partner. May everyone be so blessed!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

2 weeks!

Keaton had his 2 weeks appointment today and did great! He is now 9 lbs 6 oz and 21 inches. He slept through most of his appointment and didn't even flinch when they drew blood from his heel. Such a good baby!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Carter says

Chris took the boys to the circus today leaving Keaton and I at home to relax. Earlier in the day, we had this conversation:

Carter: Mom, are you going to the circus?
Me: No, Bud. I'm staying home with Keaton.
Carter: But why mom?
Me: Well, Keaton is too little for the circus. It is too loud for his little ears.
Carter: I know, Mom! Maybe - and this is a big maybe - maybe we can leave Keaton at home.
Me: By himself?
Carter: Yeah! We'll lock the front door and the back door and put him in the basket (Bassinet)
Me: What if he cries?
Carter: We'll take care of him when we get home.

Then, as they got ready to leave the house we had this conversation:

Chris: Relax, babe. Just sit with the baby, watch a show and relax.
Coen: Mommy, take a nap.
Carter: Mom, while we're gone can you make the whole house nice?

Monday, September 10, 2012

1st day of school

Carter had his first day of school last Tuesday. It was so hard for me to stay home, even with Keaton, and miss seeing him as he entered his new classroom. Daddy did a great job taking pictures for me. Is this kid a ham or what? He is already loving school again with his new teacher, Mrs. Zoey and was extra excited that he got to be the "door holder" on his first day! Boy does he like his responsibilities!

1 Year home..

The boys were a bit confused by the cake and kept wanting to sing "Happy Birthday" but overall, our celebration was a success. We brought out the traditional Ghanaian clothing we bought for the boys hoping it would still fit and were happy to see it is actually still a bit big. Carter insisted he had to take the clothes off to eat the cake so that he wouldn't get anything on his special clothes. Always thinking - that one.

They weren't terribly excited about the photos or video we took in Ghana except for those that had Coen in them, but year-by-year, hopefully they will take more of an interest.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Celebrating 1 year!

Today marks one year to the day that we stepped off the plane in Portland, Oregon with our Coen Kwasi, direct from Ghana, West Africa. I can remember every second of the walk from the plane, rounding the corner, seeing Carter holding his sign that read "Coen's brother". I was exhausted from 24 hours of travel and seeing my family come together brought me to immediate tears. 

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There is no way that I could have imagined that exactly one year later we would be at home with our one week old baby.  I'm in love with all three of my boys and can't believe how blessed we have been this past year. Thinking back on harder times, wondering if God would bless us with a brother or sister for Carter, it all makes perfect sense. Good things come to those who wait (you just have to have some faith). 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The biggest brother

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Carter has been such a good big brother already. He is constantly wanting to hold Keaton who he only refers to as "the baby" and is ready to help at any moment. Coen is excited as well, but doesn't quite understand just how careful he needs to be. Today he walked up to me and asked to hold the baby as he reached to take him, like Keaton is a doll that he can just pick up and walk away with.. He cracks me up.

Indulge me

I just can't get enough of him. We're having a little quiet time as daddy takes Carter to his first day of school (Coen went along for the ride).

Monday, September 3, 2012

So good to be home

I'm supposed to be napping with my littlest man, but it is hard to close my eyes around him. He is just too incredible, I'm afraid I'll miss something.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Keaton Hayes Roberts

I am unbelievably head-over-heels in love with this little guy that I only saw for the first time yesterday.

Sweet baby Keaton Hayes Roberts. Born at 12:52 p.m. weighing 8 lbs 6 oz, 20 inches long