This morning I couldn't sleep and for the first time in a long time I came to the blog and realized that it had been since September (2013) that I had actually posted anything - September, wow, that is crazy. It is especially crazy when you consider all of the things that have changed since that time and that I have not "updated". As I have wrote before, I don't write the blog for others to read (although, I am still amazed at the traffic and number of readers from outside the US) as much as I am writing it for me as a "journal" that I can someday share with the kids. One of my "goals" is to someday make copies of each entry and place them in a journal with pictures for Jacob, Hannah, Knoah, Ethan and Ian, a sort of scrapbook, if you will.
So, where to start? Gee, the best place would be to start with the new name that added in the paragraph above; Ian.
Mr. Ian Jayce was born on September 9th and is the newest addition to the family. He is an amazing little guy. Well, to be honest, there isn't much "little" about him. From the moment he was born until today he has been bigger than most children and although he was a few ounces lighter than Ethan at birth, he caught up quickly!
Because I am continuing to look for work I have been at home taking care of Ethan and Ian since the day he was born. Thankfully, Laura was able to stay home for the first six weeks but since that time it has just been me and "the boys". Ian is now five months old and he is wonderful! He has an amazing smile, laugh and a voracious appetite! Like Ethan before him, Ian has become a quick study at things around him and in the last couple of weeks has started to "roll", "scoot", "reach" and do what can only be described as a "push up". Jacob, who has been staying with us for extended periods, noticed yesterday that Ian was doing this and was surprised that a five month old could not only push himself up but would then look around with his head to find the toys he wanted to play with and attempt to scoot over and get them.
I am so happy that Laura and I had the good fortune of having another healthy son and am so very proud of him. So, welcome, Ian Jayce and I hope I can stay motivated enough in the future to share more frequently about how he (along with Jacob, Hannah, Knoah, Ethan, Laura and I) is doing!