23.6.09

Baby Baby!


Some have wondered if I have dropped off the face of the planet. I'm still here and doing great! I have just been taking a break from the blog to fully experience these first moments as a Mom of 4 kids. I prepared myself for great uncertainty and perhaps the worst as far as making this transition. But to my pleasant surprise, it's been great! It's true! Once you have done three you can do anything. We have such great family and friend support, and the kids have been amazing! Vienna's emotions do run quite high... she cries about alot of things. But we are trying to spend some one on one with her. Seger has done fabulous! We are still working on conveying fragility to him, but all in all he just wants to love that baby! Evan of course is a pro at being big brother and tells us constantly how cute he is and that Felix "smells so good", adorable.
Our first week I learned that life does not stop at all when you have baby #4. I had Felix at 3am and was home for dinner that night. We took it a little easy Sunday, but I still got the bulletin for church ready and printed and sent it along with friends. Monday Kent was feeling sick to his stomach and I drove Evan to preschool, showed off baby, then stopped at the grocery store for a few things, back home to bath children, have grandma visit, then off to pickup Evan and to a doctor's appt. made weeks ago............ on it went and it was only 11am. Life does not stop when you have 4!
Lucky for us this baby understands a pecking order. Felix is calm. He only cries very minimally. really we hear him crying in the car only. I think he gets scared or something. Felix is a dream, he sleeps so well waking up only once in the night around 4 ish. He is I think the most alert baby I have ever seen!! It makes it so fun to see his bright eyes all the time. I don't think I have many, if any, pics of him sleeping, a couple of shots he blinked and so it looks like he might be, but it's all show. Felix has been bright eyed since the moment he arrived. He tracks and will strain to turn and listen to my voice. He's so smart already. Felix is a stretcher too, he must be sick of being all scooched in tight places (ie: overdue) because he likes his legs straight out and/or spread eagle.

Okay so I am sure you can tell from my senseless details that I am in love with this little guy. I am letting him sleep on my chest at nap time, and cuddling him, and carrying him in the sling, and smelling him every chance I get. He's my last and I just want to soak it all up! I can hardly believe that he's here, that I am done being pregnant forever, and that some how I got so incredibly lucky to have 4 of the best babies ever. I look at my gang and still am in awe that they all surely belong to me. WOW! I feel so blessed to have all these spirits finally here. I got them all four safely to our family. Now I just have to raise them. I am so blessed, so loved, so happy!


29 comments:

Daria - Boutique Cafe said...

Liz your beautiful words on motherhood and the love you have for your children made me cry. I'm so happy for you and Kent, you truly do have a gorgeous family. We love little Felix so much already, I feel so lucky to be one of his adoring Aunties.

I love his pictures, I could almost smell that sweet baby scent while looking at them. I love pic #2 where he's about ready to chomp down on the blanket! LOL! Please give him a love from me, I wish I was closer. I'll be spoiling him whenever I get the chance. :)

Love you Sis!

Katie said...

SO GLAD TO SEE SOME PICTURES! It starting to sink in that he's real. He has his own little look to him too, definitely a Cranmer, but now I see less Seger in him and more "Felix." I totally wish we could cuddle him while he's still little. I can't believe you're done having babies. I want you to keep on going 'cuz they're all so cute, but I can understand (sort of, like maybe an eighth).

Heather said...

What a little cutie - it definitely is bitter sweet the last child - you really just want to soak everything up and cherish it all. Congratulations once again he is such a doll.

Ruth B said...

What a gorgeous baby! Brings back many memories of my own babies and my grandbabies. What a precious time..enjoy every minute of it!

Heather said...

He is absolutely adorable! Gotta love those cheeks. Thx for sharing your wonderful pics.

Terri said...

So precious! Do cherish it, because they grow up so quickly! :)

Rachel said...

Oh Elizabeth! He is absolutely beautiful!!! He takes my breath away.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Oh My! How yummy! I just love pictures of neckless babies! And those fat cheeks hanging over his hands...delicious! Wish I could sniff him...mmm mmmm mmmmm!

MGM

Jen said...

What incredibly gorgeous photos of your little one. Congrats!

Magnolia Designs said...

Oh he is precious and it is making me want my little guy out now so I can snuggle and love on him. But for now, I'm up at 1:30 with heartburn and can't sleep because I can't get comfortable. So glad you are enjoying this time, do soak it in...it must be great to have such a wonderfully behaved little guy!!! Cross your fingers for me!

pescbrico said...

OH!!! Your pictures are so beautiful!!! Your baby is beautiful! I'm so glad everything is doing great!

Barbara Myltschenko said...

Seriously Liz, he's adorable, and I'm glad to hear that everyone is adjusting well, I think that's a testiment to mom and dad handing everything with grace!

Keep the pictures coming, they are stunning as usual.

Anonymous said...

Liz, Felix is the most beautiful baby and you have surely captured him with your camera. You are a great mom!! You and Kent have a wonderful family. Enjoy! Keep the pics coming, Ilove your blog and it brightens my day. I see the word sling, can you take a pic of him in it. Does he like being carried in a sling? Love Aunt Bunny

Jolanda said...

Liz, He is so beautiful! And those pictures of him are stunning too!
I am so impressed how you are just running around with four kiddos, I am so busy with three! Congratulations!

Kritta22 said...

oh MY STINK!!!!

Just wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

Liz, are you kidding me? My baby is an whole month older and I can barely do anything! You are superwoman :) Those pictures are absolutely beautiful and I love his big, beautiful eyes. Such a cutie. Congratulations again!!

Taiya said...

Oh! He is so sweet and handsome!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What a beautiful baby. You are so right about taking in every moment with this bundle of joy...blogs etc can wait :o) Enjoy this special time :o)

Deb said...

Oh he's adorable! baby 4's are the best!!

Ashley Dawn said...

He's SO beautiful. I can't believe that you have such a good baby. Jaymeson seems to be an extremely good baby too, but he isn't sleeping like THAT. I hope it's not just the "honeymoon" that will change. Good luck and I hope that you don't push yourself too hard with it. Take it easy. It catches up with you. I had a couple weeks where I exploded...so don't push yourself too hard. Make sure to accept help where you can... and I'm here if you need it!

Sell...Party Of 3 said...

He is one of the most delicious babes I have seen lately. It doesn't help that I am probably the most baby hungry woman on the planet these days. Thank you for sharing. I hope baby #2 is more mellow than my first. =)

Ryan and Jen said...

Absolutley Adorable pictures my dear! He is a little charmer that is for sure! You do realize you are super mom! You should really try to soak in some of the benefits of having new little Felix at home!! Let everyone else rush around and take some time for you!! We all know your amazing!! Can't wait to see little handsome up close!

J said...

He is a beautiful baby! I also wanted to thank you for the apron pattern that I won from your last giveaway. I received it in the mail this week and I love it. Thanks again, and congratulations, Felix is a beautiful little boy!

Jenny

Valerie said...

Sounds like you have it all together. I agree with you that if you have done 3 you can surely do 4 children. The hardest for me was that 3rd one. The 4rth one was a dream. Congrats! Yes, you are blessed.

Cheryl Arkison said...

Aw, he's gorgeous. He looks like you!

maria lang said...

he is perfect! congrats!!

Mason & Simone said...

liz, congrats!! he is so beautiful, and you take such amazing pictures of him! hope u don't mind, i added your blog on mine!!

madrekarin said...

You have an absolutely beautiful family and your new little Felix is adorable. How fortunate you are to have such a sweet little spirit join you here on this earth. :)

Ashley Jane Reina said...

S I had bookmarked this page that you did of arhat. Seriously such a beautiful style, love love love alll your work!