We welcomed Liam home from the hospital on Saturday the 25th. After more than four days in the hospital, I couldn’t wait to get home with my little boy! Although Seamus thoroughly enjoyed my hospital bed and easy-access remote control:
As you know, “Baby Brother” went unnamed for all of my pregnancy and well into a day after he was born. We had a list of every possible Irish boy’s name, and we keep looking at him and saying the names, trying to figure out what name suited him best! We knew his middle name would be Joseph, which is the first name of both of my grandfathers (one still living!) I really wanted Devon to have a say in the first name, since I had had Seamus and Grace’s names picked out since I was young. So the day after Liam’s birth, I called Devon and said, “Don’t think about it, just say your favorite name right now.” And without hesitation, he said “Liam.”
And Liam Joseph it was! It fits him perfectly, and the kids thought it was just as good as Aladdin :-)
Liam all ready to head home.
In the hospital nursery, they have a large collection of knitted hats that are donated for the babies to wear. Imagine Devon’s excitement when the nurse found a baby hat in Dolphins colors!
Daddy’s little Dolphins fan (and a tired Daddy!!)
He had the perfect shirt to wear home from the hospital - “Little Brother.” He loved hanging out on this beautiful quilt that was made for him by my co-worker Kim!
We had a lot of fun putting Liam’s room together. We really had no intention of buying new decor, but I spotted these adorable nautical canvases for a buck apiece, and then a perfectly matching crib bumper for less than $10, and I knew I had to go with it!
My mom even transformed the lamp and crib mobile from our old crib bedding to match the new decor! These previously had a “Little Duckies” theme, and now look at how great they look!
So far our little sweetheart is doing just great. He’s a very chill baby, and tolerates lots of hugs and kisses from his big brother and sister. He’s a great eater and a great sleeper! We couldn’t ask for anything more. He also has these hilariously long toes:
Love them! Thanks for all the love and well wishes!