Since Claire was born, it has been customary for the two eldest in the family to stay up into the night or get up as early as mom requires. This method has insured mom her well needed nights rest after the baby is born up until the baby sleeps well in his or her crib. Not only does this give our homeschooling mom her sleep, this also allows capable young adults to practice taking basic care of an infant child, which are skills teenagers need. It helps prepare for when they themselves have an infant to care for. I went to bed in the wee hours of the morning and enjoyed every minute I was either standing and shushing or had an adorable baby sleeping soundly on me.
At 10:18 am, Friday, the 10th of November, Madeleine Therese took her first breath of California air. Madeleine will be the first to be born out of Sioux Falls and the only one with a California birth certificate. She was 8lb 7oz and 19″ which is a pretty average Frederes size.
Just so cute!
Benjamen loved holding the pacifier in while holding the baby
Sleeping angle with wild hair.
I’m awake now!
Benjamin was born May 7th around 2:00am, with lots of hair on his little head. Happy birthday dad, Claire 2 , Benjamin 0, Dominic 4 and Daniel 6.
Sarah is doing some preparing for Alaska. And Joseph turns 9.
For 11 years I have wanted a sister and she has finally come may third!. Her name is Claire Monica.
We went to Chicago last weekend. First we went to the Aquarium then to the Field Museum which I carelessly left my camera in the car for the museum so NO pictures. It took us ten hrs to get there.
Then we went home, and are living happily ever after.
I can’t believe that Ballet is almost over. I think that I am ready for ballet to be over for the summer, and I think I am taking lessons next year.
And this Tuesday I am very exited because I go with Sarah at 4:00 then I have to wait until 5:30 when my class starts. But this time at 4:45 a lady is coming to teach a class and I get to watch her six week old baby because her husband all of a sudden had to go out of town.