We are so excited to announce our sweet Clover's arrival!! He came, as scheduled, in late December and his brother and sister were there to greet him just a few short hours after his birth:
I seriously feel like the luckiest Momma in the world, with my three sweet kiddos Lucky, Charm and Clover to keep me smiling even on the dreariest of winter days:).
This picture was taken on the day Clover came home from the hospital, just a couple hours after he was named. Naming him was a struggle. We went in with three names, but mid hospital stay, we ended up diving into online baby name books for other options. I won't be revealing his 'real' name on the blog because I don't feel comfortable sharing real names to the real big world. He'll continue to be called Clover here, which is okay, since Charm calls him Clover still in real life anyway:). I will say that his official name starts with an 'O'. A few days after we were home, Bill made an interesting observation...if you take the first letter from each of our family member's formal names (W for Bill (William), E for Beth (Elisabeth), L for Lucky's real name, H for Charm's real name, and O for Clover's real name) and do a little rearranging, you end up with WHOLE. It gives me chills in a good way. We've come a long way in the last few years and feel so blessed that our O-boy is here to make us WHOLE:).
The last couple months have been filled with lots of kisses and hugs and bonding as we adjust to life as a party of five.
Clover at 4 weeks. AKA Mini-Bill.
He reminds us of Charm at his age in many ways. Here is a picture of Charm at 2 weeks:
And he bears a strong resemblance to our Lucky girl as well:
The eyes, the chin shape, the nose!!
He's already sleeping 'through the night' in five to six hour stretches, which has been such a blessing!! Naps are another story...with sibling pick ups and drop offs combined with errands and appointments, he's a cat napper at best:). I'm hoping to work out a daily schedule so that I can get a few more blog posts written, some house project work done, and some CE completed. We'll see how that goes. For now, I literally am taking things one day at a time.
Here is a recent picture of Clover at 8 weeks:
I can't believe how fast he's growing...he's going to be a tall one, I think!
I hope you have a lovely weekend! Say a prayer for spring to come soon, okay? We've had enough snow, ice and sub zero temperatures this winter to last for a decade!! I told my southern living relatives that they should consider me a Winter Games Olympian just for driving in Minnesota this winter. I swear it's like off road-bobsledding!