Saturday, September 11, 2010

Judah Update

"And she conceived again and bore a son, and said, “Now I will praise the LORD.” Therefore she called his name Judah..."
Genesis 29:35

Well, I thought it was about time to update all of you on little Judah!

Here are some pictures and some updates:

Na-naw holding Judah the morning he was born.

 Hannah and Judah.

Judah and I (Hannah chopped off my head in this picture...but in her defense I wasn't cooperating! :)

Lexi and Judah.

When Mama went into hard labor Tuesday morning Lexi was away at Na-naw's house, for her birthday shopping.  Lexi had planned on being at the birth, but Mama went so fast that Lexi and Na-naw showed up around 30 minutes after Judah arrived.  Lex was really disappointed but now she's enjoying Judah as much as she can!  

I must admit, that I do not have a picture of Caleb holding Judah.  I'm sorry - maybe one day I'll get a picture of him and Judah! :)

Seth with Judah.

I've been shocked at how much Seth loves to hold Judah.  He's constantly asking!  He'll definitely be a great Daddy one day...he just loves Judah to death! :)  (We all do!)

Weedels and Judah.

Once again, I do not have a picture of Judah and Josiah...I think Josiah's only held him twice.

Lydia and Judah.

Lydia had some help "holding" Judah because, of course, when she would be done holding him she'd probably throw him away like a baby doll.  But, in her defense, she loves Judah so much!  She's always asking about "baby" and "I brush baby hair," etc.  She's a great big sister!

Judah was given his first "bath" on the day he was born!  He slept through practically the whole thing, though he didn't like being cleaned with a washcloth! :)

Hannah was the one who got to give Judah his first bath.  She did great!
(Lexi also helped and I...well...took pictures!)

Daddy and Judah sleeping. 

I think that we have a picture of Daddy sleeping with every baby!

Isn't he so precious?

Before Mama had Judah, everybody guessed what day they thought "baby" would arrive on.  Josiah picked September 5th, and we all thought he was crazy because he picked such a "late" date (after all Mama *always* goes early).  Well, 'Siah proved us all wrong!  He was the closest guess to Judah's actual birthdate!  So, as a prize, he got a huge peppermint patty.  As you can tell, he's excited about that! :)

Later Tuesday night, we celebrated Judah's birth by lighting some candles and singing Happy Birthday to him.  Hannah, Alexis, and I had made up this cake a few days before in preparation for his birth.  For every home-birth Mama has had we've started a tradition of baking a cake on the baby's birth-day to celebrate his/her arrival!  :)

Judah was a bit more interested in sleeping than in a cake. :)

Later that night, Mr. Jon came over and held Judah too!

Mama has been staying in "the girls room" ever sine Judah arrived.  She and Daddy have been sleeping in our room, and us 3 girls (Hannah, Alexis, and myself) have slept in their room.
We've also been eating every meal up in our room too, so we can be with Mama.  (Plus, it's always fun eating somewhere other than the norm! ;) 

Caleb relaxing in our room.

Judah puckering up his lips! :)

There!  A picture of Judah with his eyes *slightly* open! :)  He's also has that Buddha-belly look! :)

Lexi's birthday was on Wednesday (September 8th), so we celebrated her birthday a day after Judah's!

And, just for a fun fact, Caleb's birthday is the 9th of September, so we have 3 birthday in a row!  (The 7th, 8th, and 9th!)

Lexi had Farmer's Crepes, Toaster Strudels, and O.J. for breakfast!  It was very yummy!

Lexi icing her toaster strudel.

We've been *slightly* distracted with Judah's arrival so we're celebrating Caleb and Lexi's birthday tonight and tomorrow night.

After breakfast Wednesday morning Aunt Mae-Mae came over to see Judah.  Mae-Mae had just had her own baby exactly a week before!  She had a boy and they named him Asher Micaiah and he is 1 lb. smaller than Judah!  :)  In the picture above Judah is on the left, and Asher is on the right.

For another fun fact, we now have 2 of the tribes of Israel....Asher and Judah...only 10 more to go! :)

Wednesday afternoon Grandma, Grandpa, and Mr. and Mrs. Cook came to visit, we love visitors!
Grandma and Grandpa brought dinner - hot dogs, hamburgers, and mac 'n cheese.  Thanks Grandpa and Grandma!

Mrs. Cook and Judah.

Mr. and Mrs. Cook became friends with Grandpa and Grandpa when they were living in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  (Grandpa was in the Navy.  Daddy and Uncle Greg were only around 8-12 years old.).  The Cooks now live in Florida, but they were on their way to visit Grandpa and Grandma the day after Judah was born.  So they stopped by Wednesday afternoon and it was so nice to see them (I hadn't seen them in forever!).

Lexi opened one of her birthday presents on Wednesday, since Grandma brought her birthday cake.

(We are celebrating Lexi's birthday with friends and family at Lavender Fields on September 18th.)

Caleb reading his birthday card a day early.

Grandma lighting Lexi's birthday cake.

Lexi's birthday cake was angel food cake, strawberries, Cool Whip, and strawberry juice.  It was yummy!

Lexi and the huge birthday cake!
Blow, Lexi, blow!

Before we ate Lexi's cake most of us went on a walk to our neighboring horse farm.  Ms. Tara was there, so we got to see all of her horses!  They were so beautiful!  :) 

Grandpa and Grandma, Mr. and Mrs. Cook left later that night.

On Thursday, our neighbor (and Mr. Jon bearing dinner) came over to see Judah and today the Nice's came over!  :)

But back to a few more pictures:

I absolutely love how perfectly designed babies hands and feet are.  They are so tiny, and yet, so perfect! :) 

Yes, I am enjoying my micro lens! :)

And the last picture for this post! :)

So there was a quick update!  
Kimber :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pictures of Judah!!!

I know some of you want to see pictures of Judah, so here are 3!  He is the most precious little thing and is currently sleeping.  Mama's doing great - I'm so proud of her!  Hannah and I (Kimber) saw the last 20 minutes (or so) of labor.  (I'm hoping that Mama passes some of those quick-labor genes onto me!  ;)

Okay, enough talking, here are the pictures!

Judah after getting weighed.  He was huge!  10 lbs exactly!!!

This is not his happy face.

I quickly edited this picture on Photoshop and now, when I look at this picture and the one above it, it's really pale.  Oh well!  He's still precious!

"By You I have been upheld from birth;  You are He who took me out of my mother’s womb. My praise shall be continually of You."
Psalm 71:6

"As you do not know what is the way of the wind, Or how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child, So you do not know the works of God who makes everything."
Ecclesiastes 11:5 


Baby JUDAH ZION WASSENBERG was born about 5:50 a.m.  Mama delivered without the midwife it went so fast!!!  Baby is 10 lbs. 21 inches and nursing like a pro!  More details and hopefully pictures should be coming soon!