Saturday, October 13, 2012

3 weeks and 3 days ago

John Calvin Kirkwood Jr. was born ( at least I think he's a junior.....I was the only one present when the midwife filled out the birth certificate and, well, I can't remember.....we'll just have to wait and see.....I'm sure it's fixable. Right?)
He was 8 lbs, 6 oz; 21 inches long and came out yelling

Three weeks later he's proving to be a wonderfully content baby (except when he's crying)  and is starting to 'chub' up just a bit. 
His head still looks a bit like a kidney bean....but we try not to mention that in his presence.
(truthfully, this picture makes it look more pronounced than actuality)

We've survived our first week as a family of four.....a large part of that due to the fact that John worked half-days (Abigail has been crying when he leaves for's adorable and sad)
Although here she's crying because we told her she couldn't stand in her umbrella. 

This is her umbrella: 

Mimi brought it. It's provided much entertainment....I still remember getting my first umbrella and raincoat not much older than Abigail. It's big stuff. 

Truthfully Abigail has done great with Calvin. 

With a face this cute how could you not? 

Another example of cuteness, this being a pensive cuteness. I had forgotten how much babies simply gaze at you, it melts my heart .

Abby ( as she calls herself) delights in holding him long as he's not crying. She then moves quickly to hand him off, saying "Hol' Mama. Baby cwhy. Milk Mama." which is her way of saying it's time for him to nurse. :o) She knows food is the way to a man's heart and, in her small world, milk fixes everything. 

I think he agrees.


  1. Adorable! Love the photos!!

    He's the same size AM was, but I sure don't remember her being that small - wow.

    Congrats on such a sweet and beautiful baby. :o)