Today we decided to give the kids their first Christmas present. I know 12 days before Christmas what are we thinking?! No, we don't celebrate the 12 days of Christmas. It was more like the gifts I did NOT want to travel with next weekend and did NOT want to travel back with. But I did want the kids to have a chance to enjoy what they received so for the next week they all have something new to play with :)
And Christmas came really early for my friend Kristy! I went to visit her in the hospital this past Thursday. We had a great time hanging out and chatting and eating pizza - so yummy. Nothing going on while I was there - baby was good - only one contraction! And with that one contraction I said, "12/12 would be a good birthdate" to my friend who loves even numbers :) She agreed it would but we both agreed it was too early! Well, baby boy Shepherd heard me - little stinker! And the still unnamed baby boy was born yesterday at 28.5 weeks weighing in at 2.13 pounds and 15" long. He is doing well as is his mommy though as you can imagine things are a little rough right now so I'd certainly request prayers for the Shepherd family!
Here are some pics of the new little guy: