Tuesday, November 29, 2011

one month already!

My sweet, tiny baby is one month old already!  How did that month go by so fast?  It's amazing to me how much Krew has already changed.  He's outgrown quite a few of his newborn clothes and is already too big for newborn diapers.  His face looks much less like a newborn and he has a cute, pudgy little belly.  (So much different than my tiny newborn twins were!)

I am so loving this newborn phase and I don't want it to go by so quickly.  I love that when I hold him, he feels like a warm ball of dough.  I love the way the top of his head smells.  I love all his little tiny parts.  I love watching him fall asleep in my arms.  I love all the funny faces he makes, like smiling in his sleep, his "bird face" ( this is what we call it when he goes cross-eyed and puckers his lips at the same time.  Kade had the same great bird face.), the face he makes when he hears daddy and I can tell he is listening intently.  I love his awesome hair!  I love how hard he arches his back when he is sleepy. I love how in love with him his brothers are. I love the feeling I get when I think about how long we waited for him to come to our family, and the fact that now he is actually here! 

Happy one month birthday, Krew!  You are such a blessing to our family!

Friday, November 25, 2011


Yesterday's tryptophan induced snooze 

Thankful, Thankful:
At IHOP on the last day of "two sons and mom"

enough said

The above three pictures are evidence that I have been so blessed and I have so much to be thankful for.  Sometimes I can't believe that I have everything I always wanted, and I know that my Heavenly Father loves me and is taking care of me.  He has given me so many things, but these are the four that I couldn't live without. 

"Sincerely giving thanks not only helps us recognize our blessings but it also unlocks the doors of heaven and helps us feel God’s love" ~Thomas S. Monson

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

more of krew's first days

Krew is already 2 1/2 weeks old, and growing so fast!  Looking back at these pictures taken during his first few days of life, makes me realize how fleeting this newborn stage is.  Luckily, I am so enjoying having a newborn this time around.  I always said I felt like I got robbed of the newborn phase with Kade and Ky because two newborns is just too hard.  But this time around I'm loving this phase, with all its newness, wonder, snuggling, pajamas-all-day, watching this new baby change every day.

It was so fun watching Kade and Ky meet their baby brother the first time.  These pictures show really well how fascinated they are with him, and how proud they are to be big brothers.

 Within the first few minutes after he was born, Bart noticed that Krew inherited his mommy's webbed toes.  I think it's pretty special-evidence that this is my baby!

Monday, November 7, 2011

krew's first day home

Last Sunday, Oct. 30th, we were able to bring Krew home. Our first day together as a family of five was perfect and something that I will always cherish. I had thought that I would want to spend as much time in the hospital being taken care of as possible, but when Sunday morning came, I was ready to go home. I missed Kade and Ky and I was excited for us all to be home together. Plus, I knew they were dying to have mommy (and Krew) home again.

We got Krew all ready to come home.  He did not like his car seat, and this is the only picture I could get where he wasn't screaming. 
When we pulled in the driveway we saw this cute welcome home sign that Kade and Ky made (with a little help from uncle Bret and aunt Charise). 

First, we were able to spend a little bit of time visiting with Bret and Charise who had stayed with Kade and Ky while we were in the hospital.
We were able to take our first family picture as a family of five!  Don't I have the most adorable guys in my life?!
Ky and Kade took turns holding their new baby brother.  They loved this.  They would hold him for a long time, and just look at him.  It was so neat watching them fall in love with their baby brother.  And they have been super big brothers.  They are constantly asking if there is anything they can do to help take care of Krew,  and they get really concerned if he is crying.  It's going to be so awesome watching these three boys grow up together!
That evening we carved pumpkins.  This was the first year that Kade and Ky have really been excited about helping and designing their own pumpkins.
I think they turned out pretty good!
We ended the night setting off some fireworks in honor of Krew and his coming home to join our family.  I love fireworks, and watching them while holding my brand-new baby, thinking of how long we waited for him, and what a precious miracle and blessing from heaven he is, was such a special moment. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

baby krew is here!

Introducing Krew Adam Miller!

Our sweet little boy was born Friday, October 28, 2011 at 8:03pm.  He weighs 7 lbs. 8oz. and is 21 inches long.  We are so happy to have him in our family, and we couldn't be more in love with him!
First "smile"