Monday, February 24, 2014

dally woo

here is what we know about baby dallin so far:

he never sleeps. i mean, obviously, not never, but mostly, like, *never.* i think he has slept for three hours in a row all of twice since coming home. typically, he's up every hour or two hours or so. and one horrible, horrible night, he was up every twenty minutes. every twenty minutes, people!

he is my fastest nurser. which is saying a lot because all of my kids have been fast nursers, but dallin brings home the gold clocking in at three minutes. three minutes, people!

he scored a ten on his Apgar, which is a bit uncommon (being that it's not very different from a nine on the Apgar). we're not really sure what it means, but we tell everyone we know, and if he doesn't score at least a 2400 on his SAT in seventeen years, we're asking for our money back.

his eyes are always open. his head is perfectly shaped. he is completely unimpressed with my singing and cooing and efforts to make him play with me. and he remains absolutely adored (sleepless nights and all) by all the people living here.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

summer writes some more

"My family had a new born baby. It was born on Thursday. My family can be together forever."

followed by an illustration of a family gathering we had not long after dallin was born:

i absolutely cannot get enough of summer's writing and her continually awesome family portraits.

just look at how fabulously tiny baby dallin is! bryan is finally taller than me! and what wonderful skin tone she gave anna and danton!

aside from a clean-shaven owen, everything is pretty much spot on.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

color my world

as i neared the end of my pregnancy, i decided that my very limited resources and energy would best be spent making over three hundred heart-shaped crayons.

a wise choice, don't you think?

after all, dinner time may come and go, but valentines are forever.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sunday, February 09, 2014

do you wanna build a snowman?

seattle heard the rest of the country was busy being pummeled by snowstorms and wanted in on some of the action:

Saturday, February 08, 2014

nine days old

his parents call him "handsomes."

his sisters call him "charming."

his brother needs to know where he is all the time.

baby dallin has received a warm (and loud! and crazy! and smothering!) wheeler family welcome into the world.

our cup runneth over.

ps - regarding his name, we have noticed that a lot of folks have never heard it before. we actually didn't see that coming. culturally (mormonally?), it's a fairly well-known moniker because of this guy

Sunday, February 02, 2014

dallin's first bath

yes, there were seven of us who squeezed into the kids' bathroom for this momentous occasion:

in other news, the seahawks won the superbowl today :)