Kids’ Talk :: Timothy

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on November 8, 2010

Just days before our littlest guy was born, you heard all about what our older children thought about his coming arrival. Can you believe Timothy is already 4 weeks old? Well, we were curious about what the kiddos all think now. Watch as Ray asks them all about life with a new little brother…

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Newborn Bliss

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on October 22, 2010

Words can not express how much I have enjoyed soaking up every single moment with my precious baby these past 11 days. Even though Timothy is Baby #7 I feel like I am able to really enjoy having a newborn for the first time.

I know that may sound weird, but I was overwhelmed with the twins and then each baby came so soon after the one (or two) before that I never really took much time to just enjoy these first few weeks after the birth of a new baby.

Sure, I lack sleep and I’m just as busy as ever – I have six other children who need me, of course – but I am taking the time to just enjoy Timothy in this newborn stage. Snuggling with him as he slumbers, nursing him when he’s hungry (and even when he’s not), and gazing in to his sleepy eyes in rare moments of consciousness bring me such joy.

Timmy and his siblings

My older kiddos are enjoying cuddling with Timothy, too. Julia is such a big help and even Zach has that special touch when Timmy gets fussy. Noah and Ben want to hold him every chance they can, and they get so worried when he seems upset. To be honest, I’m having a hard time sharing Tiny Tim!

This time goes by so fast. I can look at each of my “big” kids to be reminded of just how quickly.

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5 days old

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on October 15, 2010

We had Baby Timothy’s follow-up appointment with the pediatrician today, so we decided to make a family outing of it.

Mama’s tired, but Baby is good – a bit jaundice, but nothing that a little sunlight won’t help. Timmy is almost back up to his birth weight, too, weighing in at 6 pounds, 5 ounces!

Timothy 10-15

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Meet Timothy Charles Young

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on October 13, 2010

Just a couple of hours after Ray recorded my last prego update on Sunday afternoon, I went in to labor. But, not before my mom and sisters threw me a lovely surprise baby shower! A wonderful afternoon with the girls is just what I needed before welcoming Timothy Charles in to the world.

Boy, was I glad to finally meet him face to face!


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Stay tuned for Timothy’s birth story.

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