Archive for November, 2009

Koen William: 1 Month

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

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The time I spend alone with Koen is primarily during the late night hours and into the wee hours of the morning. When it’s dark outside Koen exercises his lungs…or something, at this point I really don’t know what inspires the intensity of his regular crying fits.

During the day I’m kept so busy that I can’t even think about how tired I ought to be.
Koen is sweet, starting to smile for us and growing nicely.

He’s back up to birth weight (7lbs 1oz) and more, coming in at about 8 1/2 lbs.

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The children enjoy Koen immensely. Diederick is pretty responsible watching Koen as long as Carly isn’t around to try to grab the baby.

Old Tricks, New Babies

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

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This picture brought back memories, all too fresh memories. I had to smile seeing Carly do just what her older brother had done only months ago. I remember promising Diederick that Carly would grow up quickly and soon be up and playing with him. Little did he know then how short that time really would be!

And here we have Koen, small and sleepy, fresh from birth sleeping in the same chair Carly slept in. Now it is Koen who is being waited on by a young child who is eager to play, confused as to why the baby wont get up now.

People say that children grow up quickly. It’s true, they do. And I wonder how many more times I’ll be able to take pictures like these in my house, take joy in them and get to see all those precious bonding moments.

Koen William: One Week Old

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

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Koen sleeps, eats, and poops just like he’s supposed to at this age. He’s beautiful and exhausting and I could handle having so many more of him because he’s just so perfect. :)

Big brother Diederick and adoring sister Carly love their brother as much as I do, neither one of them seem to have jealousy issues. If anything, they are experiencing sibling rivalry between themselves over which one gets to hold Baby Koen.

PS: He does smile. :)

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Sunday, November 1st, 2009

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The kiddos and I had lots of fun outside on Saturday, perhaps more time than I should have spent. Here’s a couple pictures and a little video of them in a puddle that they happily discovered in the side yard.
Yes, Carly was muddy and those shoes are totally soaked but so worth it.