Sunday, December 21, 2014

Baby Makes Five

Yesterday was my official due date. I didn't make it.


By 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 18, Blackrock Baby #3 had arrived and shortly thereafter commenced eating.

These kids of mine sure do take naturally to the eating.

The delivery was eerily similar to the other two, i.e., natural, relatively short, and no complications. This child had the decency to be born with the same blood type as me, and will therefore--we hope--escape the dreaded jaundice that plagued the other two and forced me to spend way more time eating hospital food than I wanted to.

This baby* looks quite a bit like his older brothers, about the same weight (8 pounds, 2 ounces), a little longer (22 inches), and lots of dark hair. I would show you a picture, but I'm currently typing this on the MiL's computer, because A.'s computer suffered a busted screen after he dropped it leaping up to rescue Cubby from a falling coat rack. This happened yesterday an hour after I got home from the hospital. I was upstairs putting Charlie down for a nap, which he ended up not taking.

So yesterday's homecoming included a non-napping toddler, a broken computer, and a thankfully not-injured small boy who came down with a cold this morning.

Life with three boys under five? You're looking at it.

Welcome to the craziness of Blackrock, little dude. You'll love us, promise.

* As for the name . . . obviously we shan't use the real name, but let's go with Jack. That goes well with Cubby and Charlie, right? Right. Baby Jack it is.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations all around! Welcome to the world, Baby Jack. Mary in MN
(and my mother is excited too--she calls them "her boys" as in "How are my boys today?")

Anonymous said...

Fabulous news! All the details sound excellent.

Let the adventures continue!

Drew @ How To Cook Like Your Grandmother said...

Congratulations. Now of course you must post pictures of the (presumably) sheepskin-lined bassinet.

Joan S said...

Congratulations! I'm glad you had a safe and relatively short labor and that the baby had your blood type. Looking forward to pictures!

Phoo-d said...

Congratulations!! I figured radio silence meant the arrival of #3! He is in for a life of rowdy adventure and good food. Hope you are feeling well and managing to catch some rest here and there.

flask said...


may he live happily and well.

Daisy said...

Congratulations! Take care of yourself as much as you can. Thank goodness for small favors like a short labor and a compatible blood type. w00t!

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sheila said...

Jack gets to have his own birthday and doesn't have to share it with Christmas. Perfect timing. Congratulations!

Sherry said...

Congratulations! Glad to hear everything went well.

Joellen said...

Welcome Baby Jack! Glad all are well.

Jen said...

Welcome baby Jack!

Congratulations to everyone!

Lindsey @ Half Dime Homestead said...

I'm glad you both are happy and healthy, if a bit hungry and sleep deprived! Good job, mama. Look at you being all crafty. You went and made a whole passel of children!
Have a great Christmas, as well!