Friday, October 11, 2013

The New Baby Update and First Snow!

It snowed a couple weeks ago for the first time this fall, and Joseph was very excited.  It only stuck around for a couple hours, but Joseph was excited to explain to Michael all about how fun snow could be.  Michael was mostly just concerned that the toys he left in the yard the day before were covered with the white stuff.

I would be remiss in not mentioning the awesome football footie pjs that were specifically requested by Joseph in honor of the Broncos' win the night before.  

I love when Michael carries Bunny around by one ear.
It had been a few weeks since I had given the boys an update on their baby brother.  

I try to show them videos and photos of the baby because it's easy for me to grasp the reality that there is a person that will be joining our family on the outside pretty soon, but to them, it's not real because they can't see another body yet...

...although Joseph did tell a lady at the grocery store yesterday, "Do you see our baby?  He's getting bigger!"  He's very proud of our baby.

I think it is also so important to teach children from a young age how precious new life is.  Yes, new babies bring a lot of work and not a lot of sleep.  But we want the boys to know that all of that is worth it to care for the gift of a new life.  I believe that our attitudes, good or bad, toward a new baby does a lot to shape their future relationships with their siblings, and even their attitudes about having children of their own someday.

Here are a few photos of them watching a video of a 25-week baby in-utero.  They really like knowing how big he is and what he can do.  It's fun to be able to tell them what parts of his body are developing during which weeks.

I loved this expression on Michael - he liked watching the baby in the video touch his own face. 

It's amazing to me, even now, that these little guys started off the same way.  

When Sean got home that night, Joseph updated him on all the baby's new skills and developments.  I was impressed at how much he actually understood!

We are all so excited to meet our new little one in January!

1 comment:

  1. Anni loved the "how baby is growing/changing" videos during my pregnancy with Colette :). Congratulations on your sweet baby on the way!