November 26, 2011

Ducky Games

Lillian has been wanting to play with her little brother and introduce him to her toys. Yesterday she set up some ducky's and other assorted toys in little circle for him to play with. Nathaniel, decked out in his little red garden gnome outfit, obliged by sitting on the couch amid the toys for a few minutes. He even opened his eyes to look at the toys a few times. The toys didn't seem to impress him much, but Lillian is exciting enough that he spat out his plug. Ah, good times!!!

November 18, 2011

Big Sister

Lillian has really taken to her new role as a big sister. Today during her preschool's Thanksgiving potluck she wanted to introduce everyone to her new baby brother and serve as bouncer to make sure that her brother didn't get too overwhelmed with attention. She is constantly giggling at all the silly, scrunched-up baby faces that he makes. She has also been enjoying holding him and we have made her holding Nathaniel a part of bedtime stories.

November 11, 2011

New Addition

This past Sunday we welcomed a new addition to our family with the birth of baby Nathaniel William Husky.

Nathaniel didn't come easy, he was stuck in the breech position for many weeks before his due date and despite all our best efforts would not turn. So when Kristen's water broke in the wee hours of the morning on November 6th, we rushed to the hospital to prepare for a delivery by Cesarian section.  Nathaniel was born at 2:11 am and weighed in at 7 lb 10 oz. At least that's the time listed on the papers. It was a little confusing in there since the time change for daylight savings was happening, and only half the clocks had been changed. The surgery was uneventful and we were off to recovery for Nathaniel's first bath and then on to our room for a little rest before daybreak.

Lillian is absolutely thrilled at having a little brother. She has already learned how to hold and cuddle him, and loves to sing songs for him.