Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Fabulous Foursome!

Baby AJ O'Dell arrived on May 12, 2009 (3:45 am)! He weighed in at 6 lbs 6 0z and was 21 inches long. He is named after my dad (Andrew Johnny O'Dell) but we are going to call him "AJ". He is the sweetest little guy with big eyes and soft white-blonde hair. The boys have just been smothering him with love and in-your-face affection. I was worried about Nick, but he has been great with the baby and is always asking to "hold baby aj" which lasts for approximately 5 seconds before he moves on to something else. The recovery has been different since the baby made his grand entrance via c-section this time, but I have had lots of help and have been really good about following doctor's orders to do "nothing". How fortunate I am to have such wonderful friends and family to support us. My parents made a quick - last minute - trip to be here to help take care of the other boys while I was in the hospital. I am grateful to them for that. My sister, Kallee, came and stayed for 10 days! She was my saving grace and I would not have made it without her help. Ashley also came to help and visit. I have the best sisters ever! Shawn was as wonderful as ever and constantly taking care of me and our boys. Thank you for all the phone calls, love, and concern on our behalf!

I have been enjoying my time at home, but looking forward to returning back to the office with all four boys following behind! How grateful I am to work at an office that values family. Recently, KTVB did a story about our unique office and baby AJ O'Dell made his television debut. You should check it out on their website at http://www.ktvb.com/news/business/stories/ktvbn-may1909-kids_to_work.1b92b2c5.html

So, with a new house and a new baby - life is grand!