Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Details about Dallin

While both the kids are sleeping I decided to take a second to give some more details. We ended up being induced and it couldn't have gone better! We were really hesitant to do it somewhat "unnaturally" but since Addie came early, and he was already overdue, we didn't want to risk him being huge. Fortunately our guesses of around 9lbs weren't accurate and he was only 6 oz bigger than Adelyn.

Before we knew the gender of Addie, Jared had mentioned Dallin as a name and we both really liked it. Had Adelyn been a boy- that would have been her name! It also occurred to me, not too long before he was born, that Dallin H. Oaks was always my favorite apostle growing up. So that kinda made the name more meaningful to me. Jared chose Joseph because it has special meaning to him as well, so this kid sort of has a lot to live up to :).

So far, Dallin has been the best baby ever! He wakes up about every 2-4 hours to eat at night and then goes right back to sleep! He is very patient and hardly cries during the day. We couldn't ask for a better baby and only hope he stays this good! He is truly a joy in our family!

Addie hasn't really had a whole lot to do with him, but for the most part is really good with him. She tries to play with him sometimes and likes to give him toys and blankets- so other than that we don't have to watch out too much. Adelyn is very concerned as to Dallin's whereabouts at all times. If he's not visible, she asks for him. When Jared took him to his doctor's appointment she freaked out. Not sure if she thought we were giving him away or just didn't want him to go to the doctor's (who is her least favorite person in this world) but it was pretty cute that she cared so much for her baby brother.

As a side note, we just signed the papers for our house! So we will be moving in whenever we get the keys on Friday! Yay!! We are official homeowners!! :) Well since the entire family is asleep, I'd better head that way myself while I still have a chance!


Brewer's Ink said...

Congrats on the house! Let us know when you're moving for sure; we'd love to help out any way that we can.

Wilson'swonderfulworld said...

They remind me a lot of Camilla and Hyrum (who are almost exactly 2 years apart). Camilla always looked out for her baby brother and they are still really close. I imagine it will be the same with your little ones.
Bytheway, I loved the owl hat! and the picture of grandma. (It's still weird to think my siblings are grandparents).

Brad and Danielle said...

Hooray and Congrats on two counts! A new baby AND a new house?! Wow, who could top that?! I'm glad everything came through for you guys!

Rozanne said...

Yes, I am glad he is a good baby and all is going well!

Nat said...

Congratulations on all fronts! The cute baby and the house! Brandon said, "holy cow, he looks like Jared!" We're also glad Addie likes being a big sister.