Blake Reese Jones
After just under 41 weeks of waiting, our baby boy is here. (Just under 41 weeks=6 days overdue!). Blake Reese Jones made his grand entrance into this world on July 25, 2011 at 6:36 pm. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches long. He has lots of dark hair and looks a heck of a lot like his big brother, Ryan.
The kids are so excited to have him here. Garrett is an especially good helper and loves to sit and hold Blake. This is a huge help to me and I really appreciate having my big boy around to help.
Although she wanted a sister, Hannah is so excited to have a baby brother. She also likes to hold him and is so helpful to get things for me. She told me she can't wait until Blake can get up and play with her!
Ryan has been moderately disinterested in Blake. He always lets me know that "it is crying!" While he can say his name and knows who he is, Ryan prefers to call the baby "it" and not have too much to do with it. He was really involved with his crackers in the picture above and was not happy I was holding the baby while sitting by him.
We are so happy to have Blake in our family. He is such a good little baby and is trying to be patient while he and mom work out the feeding thing. Poor Blaine has been so patient with his hormonal wife. Love you babe!
In the meantime, we have been so blessed by friends and family. Everyone has been so good to us, taking the kids to play, bringing meals, bringing support and encouragement. A huge thanks to all of you. I will never be able to thank you enough.