Tuesday, December 4, 2007

The five of us...

Well Bethany is a week old and I am just now getting around to posting again. I must admit that adjusting to a new baby in the house is just as hard the third time as it was the first. It's the things I have to adjust to that are different. With Russell I needed to learn how to change a diaper, burp him, go without sleep. With Aubrey I had to do all those things but with only one hand. The other hand was to catch Russell when he darted off...inevitably during a time when I really did need two hands for Aubrey. Now adding a third...hmm. I don't have three hands, essentially I have to triage the situation and the truth is that I'm not always that quick on my feet, especially when I'm sleep deprived, so we are climbing a learning curve here at the Muirhead's. I know there are those have traveled this road before me and done well, so I take encouragement in that. My precious friend Kristin's mom comes to mind...she raised three amazing daughters who were all VERY close in age, so if she can do it, maybe I can too! :) Now I'll stop rambling and post some pictures! Isn't that why you're here anyway! :)
Sleeping in the hospital

The five of us
Big Brother!

Night Night!


Colin and Abby


Robin said...

Oh just precious!! Look how big those kids are getting and so beautiful. I'm looking forward to keeping up with your blog although I know it will be few and far between updates with 3 children. YOU CAN DO IT!!! Just get rested so when my 2nd one comes you can help me too. HA

Love ya~ Rob

Jovi said...

hey sweetie!!! congratulations!!! she is beautiful, and makes me overuse my exclamation points ;) what a sweet family!

i emailed you last week but it bounced back to me- i'll try again later today, but in short: THANK YOU for the yarn/needles!

i've linked to you in my blog, too, so i can check in often here :)

Liz said...

Abby-I just found your blog (it's 4/19/08) & I know it's been a while since this particular post, but I wanted to give you a virtual high five & tell ya that you will indeed survive. My three children were all born within a span of 4 1/2 years. It was tough, but we did live through the blur of those first few years. They're now 7, 8 & 11. Hang in there...