Monthly Archives: April 2011

hey, i haven’t blogged in a while, but that’s because i just had a baby…

…3 months ago. So sue me.

Henry Joseph Birkel was born on January 20, 2011 a 7:10am. He weighed 6 lbs 8 oz and was 20 inches long.

He was born gently at home and into his daddy’s hands.

Someday I will write his birth story.

I can’t believe it’s been 3 months already. I can’t imagine our family without him in it. He’s a very chill, laid-back, happy baby. He eats well and sleeps well. I wouldn’t trade Sam for all the tea in China but I’ll be honest — his babyhood was difficult for me, and so I am thankful that Henry is a little easier.

My midwife says, “God never gives us more than we can handle.” And it’s true.  So far, the adjustment to having 2 kids has been easier than I anticipated.

I will try to blog more. Maybe. In the meantime, here’s some pictures of my sweet Henry Joe at 4 weeks: