Monday, June 16, 2014

Our hat trick

A third boy!  We welcomed him on June 5th, 2014 at 4:32 pm and named him Thad Campbell.  

It was a beautiful summer day.  Bo and I drove to the hospital as the sun was rising.  Little did we know that Thad had plans to take his time, and didn't arrive until later that afternoon.  I will never forget the time that Bo and I had that day as we waited to find out if we'd be welcoming a boy or girl.  We had so much fun walking the halls and timing contractions hoping that I was making progress.  We laughed and talked about our family and we even talked about baby names, because we still didn't have things completely hammered out yet.  I'm so thankful for that time with him.  

7 lbs. 2 oz. 20.5 inches of joy

I packed this gown for each of the boys to wear home from the hospital right after their births.  

Loved this funny stork our friends put in the yard. 

This is what I get when I tell Mc to "give me your best smile!" 

McCord and Wade were the first ones to see the baby and tell the rest of the family that "it's a boy!"  

McCord's first selfie

Newest big brother! 
We've taken this same picture in this same location with each of our sons before heading home.  

Welcome home little guy!

These cuddles!

McCord calls his newest brother Thadcampbell - all one word - so we've been doing the same - not sure yet whether it will be shortened to Thad or Camp. 

This is how we change diapers around here.  Wade never misses a diaper change.  He comes running and slides his chair right up to the changing table and watches intently.  His job is to throw the dirty diapers away, and he does a great job!

First trip to the duck pond as a family of 5.   
Probably my favorite picture from the first week of Thad's life.  I have loved watching how the boys have reacted to having a baby in the house.  Both McCord and Wade seem just a little bit older to me and have been so sweet and curious about Thad.  It's so fascinating hearing the questions and comments Mc has to say - like getting a little glimpse into his almost 4 year-old mind.  The other day he said, "We'll have to ask Thad Campbell what it looks like inside Mama's belly!"  
Welcome to the world Thad Campbell!  You are so sweet and precious and we are thrilled you're here!