Thursday, February 28, 2013

First Smile!

He may have slipped a few smiles by in the last week, but today he gave some great smiles to the camera!  Every time the hooks of his little mouth curl up, I melt inside.  So sweet!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Bye-Bye, Grandma

Today was Grandma Nan's last day with us this visit.  It seems Benjamin has doubled in age since she first got here! Oh yeah, he did!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

One-size diapers fit!

Benjamin has been plumping up a lot these past few weeks, which probably has something to do with the nearly nonstop nursing he does...  He now officially fits into his one-size sunbaby diapers.  These are the ones that will should fit for another two years, so it is very exciting!

Sunday, February 17, 2013


Felix is so sweet with his little brother.  He is actually even a little bit more gentle than Evie is with Benjamin.  When he comes in from outside, the first thing he asks is to hold the baby.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Grandma Nan

Grandma Nan arrived today to meet the baby and help out the next two weeks.  We are so happy to have her here!!!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Growing so fast

Benjamin seems to be getting bigger and cuter every day.  He now has a really good awake/sleep routine.  When he is awake, he is looking all over the place trying to make contact.  As you can see in one of the pictures, he's already pretty strong on his tummy, too.  He's also starting to notice the toys on his bouncy chair, even if he can't really do anything with them yet.

More newborn diapers

Today we received eight more alva newborn diapers.  They are so incredibly cute!  They should also fit for another two months or so because they have three sizes and he's only on the smallest one still.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Father and sons

These boys love their father almost as much as he loves them!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Reading in bed

Could they look any sweeter reading in bed after bedtime?

Friday, February 8, 2013


Aunty came by for some extra cuddles today.  She visited in the hospital as well, but who can gen enough of Benjamin?

Thursday, February 7, 2013


We have the most perfect piece of baby equipment for Benjaamin... a cosleeper!  It is basically just a bassinet with only three sides.  The open side attaches to the side of the parental bed.  It is perfect for midnight feedings and also so lovely to sleep in such close proximity.  With our tiny bedroom, it was also  must.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Today Tom got his "bath diploma" by showing the baby nurse he knows just how to bathe a newborn.  Here's the proof!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Starting cloth!

No more disposables!  We had planned on using up the package of newborn diaper we have this week while Liz is still recovering from her c-section, but last night Tom said Benjamin could start wearing real diapers as long as Liz agrees to leae the laundry to hi.  Okay!!  He looks so cute in his fluffy butt!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Going home!

To go home, Benjamin is wearing this adorable frog outfit that Evie picked out a few weeks ago.  It is almost already too small, if you can believe it!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Everything continues to go well with Liz and Benjamin.  We are planning on going home tomorrow.  Hooray for no more hospital!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Baby Benjamin is doing really well.  He sleeps a lot, which is to be expected of a one day old.  But he is also quite alert when he is awake.  Today he was visited by Oma Els.  Jet and Brent also came by to mwwt him.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Meet the baby!

This afternoon the kids came by to meet their new baby brother.  They were so sweet with him and very gentle.  Opa Bas and Oma Wilma also came to meet their newest grandchild.  The kids will be staying with them this weekend so Tom and be at the hospital as much as possible.

Welcome Benjamin Matthijs!

This morning at 9:01 we welcomed Benjamin Matthijs into the world by scheduled cesarean.  Benjamin weighs 3435 grams and is 52 cm long!  The delivery went smoothly and mother and baby are doing well.