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Thursday, January 8, 2009



After a week of on/off contractions, they finally settled into a pattern on January 2nd- and they were really painful really fast! Since they were about 5 minutes apart right from the beginning and this was our third child, we were told to hurry to the hospital. We got there and were admitted around 4 pm, and Deacon made his appearance at 2:58 am. We were surprised at how long this labor was compared to Claire's, but it was a fairly easy labor and delivery.

Deacon weighed in at 8 pounds, 2 ounces- much larger than his two sisters. Gigi was born at 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and Claire at 6 pounds, 15 ounces. At first we thought he resembled Claire, but as he loses his newborn squishiness, he is starting to have some of Gigi's looks. Now we think he looks a little like each of his sisters. He's going to be a heartbreaker!

and for comparison:




Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Christmas 2008

Christmas this year was wonderful! We woke up early with Gigi and Claire to open presents, and boy, do they LOVE opening presents! Afterward we went to have the big Christmas dinner with many of our friends and their children. We've usually stayed by ourselves on Christmas day, so it was really nice to be around so many that we love. We were also very excited when contractions started. It seems like this pregnancy is lasting forever, so we were hoping that Baby Love might be born on Christmas or soon after. Unfortunately, no luck, but we had a great day anyway!

Gigi and Claire can't wait to open presents with Daddy

Gigi already has a purse obsession

opening presents is hard work

the big gift- a jeep!