Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Welcoming Will

On January 2nd the newest member of our family entered the world! William Chayne arrived at 10:50pm weighing in at 7lbs 7oz and 20.5 inches. I really don't like being in labor at the hospital and so this was the perfect scenario for me, Will arrived just 15 minutes after we got to the hospital, just enough time to get to the delivery room! We caused quite a commotion for the nurses. While the nurses were all fussing over me trying to put an IV in I announced "He's here!".

So far Will appears to be a gentle soul and his siblings love him already. He also likes to eat! At his two week check-up he had already put on 2lbs and has a nice double chin. Here are a cuple of funny things about being baby number 5 -
- His first bath was actually a quick shower at 2 weeks old. We were trying to get him cleaned up for church quickly!
- His second Mum is his sister Ella (age 5) who already knows how to burp him and soothe him.
- I didn't get any baby gear or clothes out for him until after we arrived home from the hospital. When I finally did get the baby clothes out I realized that we didn't have any warm clothes. Even though he is our 4th boy, all the others were born in the summer time! Thankfully we received a few presents soon after he came home and is now suitably dressed.
- He regularly stays in the same outfit for days..


happyfamily said...

oh what a sweetie! You are such a pro mom- I wish that I could be more like you! And, don't worry, I already have the wearing the same outfit several days in a row thing down. Congratulations!

make it perfect said...

Oh Penny - where have I been??
I didn't even know you had your baby until I read your blog post tonight!
A big (late) congratulations to you all.
Will is adorable and being the baby of 5 will mean that he is thoroughly spoiled with love!
Hope you are doing well.
Love you xx

The Kings said...

so cute! It's crazy with four hey! It DOES get easier after that initial few crazy months. Hope he is letting you get some sort of rest. Congrats!

Rebecca said...

He's darling! Congrats!

Kimberly said...

Congratulations! He is darling! I know Aunt Roxanne is going to love being there with you all. :-)