Wednesday, July 30, 2008

i am the pater familias











things have been overwhelming to say the least. luckily i'll have three weeks off from work.

i took the kids to the creek today--not that i had the energy. tabitha needed a break "can i hold the baby?" is spoken by kassi about a thousand times per day. the kids love the creek toly was ready to go home when it was time. he said home, home, home over and over the entire drive home. i imagine he was hoping that rome wouldn't be there when we arrived. toly has kissed rome's little hand and will surely love him. these are tough times for the next little while.

last night after rome was born, kassi sang an ode to him. it was magical i wish i would have recorded it. she sand his name over and over while interjecting little baby activities and how much we love him. on the way home from the creek kassi said "i miss rome." she turly dotes on him and begs to do anything for him.

thanks everyone for your well wishes we feel incredibly blessed.

romneya martin grey o'melay
re-weighed using accurate scale and duplicate methodologies
seven pounds eleven ounces

he is happy healthy and on the boob all the time. several pees (big ones) and a huge poo. for you parents out there know these are all good things.

toly is not taking things very well yet. neither kassi or tristan are even slightly threatened like toly is. he loves his daddy and i am taking up the slack since mommy cannot give him the attention that he is demanding right now. i love it this has happened with all the kids and always strengthens my bond with each child respectively. too bad rome will miss that. i'll have to make up for it in other ways.

i'll link to tabitha's birth story from here since she doesn't blog anymore but will likely write a birth story sometime soon. the kids deserve it and will be able to see what we were like when they were being born.

12 comments:

edifice rex said...

Congratulations karl and tabitha! I have been out so just now discovered the good news. Best wishes for your baby.

Rixa said...

Yay! I had just read a Xanga update (the "no baby yet" kind) and then I saw this. Tell Tabitha congrats and enjoy your new little one!

mamabug said...

Karl, he has your mouth, I can so see it! what a beautiful set of names, too.

Ron said...

Rome looks great! Hope you all get some rest over the next few days. Glad you get a nice break from work!

Take care,
Ron

Stephany said...

Congratulations to the whole family! I was reading what you said about Toly. We had the exact same thing happen when Brower was born. Trapolin was such a Mommy's boy. Steve and his relationship really blossomed after Brower was born. Steve really had fun with it.

The Unusually Unusual Farmchick said...

Congratulations O'Melays! I so love his name. So unique and powerful sounding.
Rest up and enjoy your baby Moon!

Lynn said...

Congratulations to all of you. He is pure beauty!

Jenn said...

He's beautiful. Or I guess it should be handsome.

Phoebe Gleeson said...

Sean says you're bonafide.

R. Sherman said...

Wonderful photos. What a great family!

Cheers.

jenny said...

1 month later, and our kids are still asking if they can hold the baby 10 times a day. I just have to keep them occupied with other things! He is a beautiful boy and am looking forward to reading about the birth story.

nathan said...

Karl,
Congratulations. Although i could do without the just born picture. HA hA. I am a little squimish. My little one is three, they grow up so quick. The song by Kassi sounds awesome. Enjoy.
Nathan

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