Friday, July 22, 2011

We were so happy that Bryson's sister Shannon and brother Taylor decided to come visit us and to meet Andrew. Every day that they were here, they took the boys to do fun things and helped out around the house- it was awesome! We are so thankful they came and for all that they did. We miss and love them!!
The swings at Pineway Ponds Park

What a face! We love little Jordy!!

Chunky Nathan. I could just eat his cute cheeks!
And Andrew slept the whole time until he pooped all over me, himself, and Shannon's stroller. With Daniel and James running in two different directions while I was holding a screaming, poopy baby, I realized that I may never be able to go the park with these three alone!!! Yikes!!
Andrew's first 'real' bath in his new Puj Tub from Auntie Shan and Uncle Tay.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

brotherly love

There is no doubt that James and Daniel love their new brother! 

Andrew looks like he is begging for someone to help him!
Good thing grandma was there to save him!

And speaking of grandma, she left a few days ago. We miss her so much!! 

Friday, July 15, 2011

4th of July

Since little Andrew came the morning of the 5th, I did not get a chance to post our 4th of July pics. Despite the fact that I was DYING to have the baby, we had a great day with delicious food, surrounded by loved ones. It was a great way to celebrate our beautiful country :) 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Our First Week With Andrew

Baby Andrew turned 1 week old yesterday, and we have just loved having him here with us. He is a beautiful, sweet, and content baby. The boys have been so sweet to him and have shown him so much love (even though their 'gentle' kisses and hugs can be a bit rough!). 
His birth was wonderful. We had celebrated the 4th of July as a family the day before and I was aching for him to finally come (he was 6 days late!). Maybe it was the fireworks from the night before that got things going, but around 4 AM the next morning, I started having contractions. Bryson was (of course) working at the hospital and was gone, but luckily around 8:30 AM I had my mom and sister take me to the hospital. By 10:00 AM  I was in a labor and delivery room. And around 11:15 they popped my water. It only took about 5 contractions and he was delivered! It was awesome!
Andrew came out screaming, and he definitely lets you know when he is cold or hungry. But when his needs are met, he is a perfect little guy :)
Here are some more pictures from his wonderful birthday:
In triage with mom and Steph
A few hours later (at 11:47 AM) Andrew is finally here!
8 pounds 11 ounces- he was a big boy!

Then big brother #1 and big brother #2 came. They were both very curious about their new baby.
And Nick and Dad came to visit as well
One BIG happy family!! We are so blessed to have Andrew here!
I love all my boys :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Baby Andrew is Here!

Introducing the newest member of our family:

Andrew Bigler Richards
Born July 5th, 2011
at 11:47 AM
8 pounds 11 oz.
21 inches

We are all in love with him and doing well!!