Tuesday, September 28, 2010

All About Liam

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:

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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.

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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!!)

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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!

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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!

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The inside of the bumper has ginghams and plaids in all the same colors as the canvases.  So cute!023 028  

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!

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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:

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Love them!  Thanks for all the love and well wishes!

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11 comments:

Alex said...

Awww that last picture of him is just so precious!!! Congratulations, he is perfect!

Jaime said...

Welcome home Liam!! I just love his name! The picture of him and Devon in their matching Dolphins attire is great. And that last picture just melts my heart - he's precious!

Caden and Mommy said...

Caden was Baby Boy Wise for 3 days, and we knew his middle name was going to be Joseph all along ... weird coincidence. I like the name Liam and I'm glad the kids approve :0)
He is just precious and seems to be fitting in just fine! The last picture of him is so cute ... looks like a birth announcement to me!
I hope you are getting lots of rest.

The Johnson Family 4 said...

Oh, Emily!! He's just adorable!!!! Congrats again! Maybe he and Blake can get together one day!

Tiffany said...

WoW! Way to make me so baby hungry! He is so precious and so tiny! I just want to swaddle him and give him little kisses. I'm so happy everyone one is happy and well. The nursery turned out adorable and I just love the matching pictures and bumpers. Congratulations! We are so happy for your whole family.

Melisa said...

I'm with Trisha....love love love the last picture! Liam is just so precious.

Danielle said...

Congratulations :) I LOVE the name, and he's just cute as can be!

The Wymer Clan said...

Congratulations! Welcome to the world little Liam - can't wait to meet you!

Kim said...

OMG I love him! And I am staring at the pictures thinking that all three of your babies really had their own distinct look to them. Liam is just perfect. He looks like a doll. I cannot wait to meet him! I think there is something on its way to Liam very soon. We love you guys!
P.S. LOVE the nursery!

Greene Family said...

Emily - he is soooo beautiful (I mean handsome)!! What a precious baby boy (LOVE that last picture), and I can just imagine how many hugs and kisses he gets from Seamus and Grace! His room is adorable!
Welcome home little Liam!! I'm so happy to hear everyone is doing well! Can't wait to see you guys next month!

Melissa Swartley said...

Oh my gosh! Liam is absolutely adorable!!! Congrats to you all!!! I love his name, great pick Devon and so awesome that he has a family name too! His nursery is so sweet! Love, love, love all the pictures! Congrats again! :)