Wednesday, August 29, 2012

galvan- 1 month

 Galvan Christopher is one month old!  Wow, has this past month gone by fast, luckily we have enjoyed it so much!  Galvan is doing so well, he's a great eater and loves bath time.  He's still sleeping well at night (I'm waiting for this to change, but will take it while we have it) and his brothers love when he wakes up in the morning.  He's been to the farmer's market, pool, library and park this past week.  He even went for a nice walk with Conall and me last weekend.  He's found his fingers, which help soothe him and we're pretty sure he's going to have blue eyes like Declan.  Galvan weighed in at 8 lbs and 14 oz at his check up today:)  We love you new boo!
 Declan and Galvan hanging out!
 At the pool:)
 Ahh, there's those fingers!
 Big jumps from Declan.
 A tower built by the two big boos.
Conall sliding at the park:)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

diving declan

 Last weekend BC and Declan drove up to Fort Wayne for cousin Emily's birthday party at a pool...on the way home Declan called to tell me something...he jumped off the diving board!  He was so excited to tell me, so I can only imagine how excited he was to do it.  BC said it was pretty awesome!  Thanks to grandad for taking these pictures:)  He had a fun time at the birthday party and even brought Conall home a treat bag! 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

galvan- 3 weeks

 21 days old!  Galvan has had another wonderful week:)  We went to the pool a couple of times, had a playdate at the park, his first trip to the pretzel shop and to the library.  Yesterday he even slept through Costco!  He loves baths, he lays so still enjoying the warm water.  His brothers are still such big helps and always have a kiss for him:)  We love you new boo! 

Here's dad and much do they look alike?!
 Taking a snooze!
 Wide awake!

Friday, August 17, 2012

2 yrs + 2 months

This is what happens when Conall D is left in his room to take a nap like a big guy!  He only colored on himself, which I'm thankful for, but he was sure to use all the time I'd appreciate it if he put the caps back on!  This last month has been a big one for him...he's a big brother now and that means I can't pick him up all the time:)  He's done so well with Galvan, he loves to see him open his eyes and to lay next to him.  He's not as gentle as we'd like, but he'll get there.  Conall loves to sit next to him and hold his hand:)  Conall has really turned into a little fish at the pool, he'll jump in and even put his face underwater!  His favorite thing might be dumping water out of the pool with a bucket.  We know he's growing because his Chucks are starting to get a little tight:)  We love you boo 2!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

4 yrs + 2 months

Oh Declan B!  What a month he's had...he's the biggest brother of our family now!  He has been just amazing with Galvan, always wanting to hold him, talk to him and see him when he first wakes up:)  He's even helped me change some diapers!  I love to hear Declan talk to Galvan..."how you doing little buddy?".  He of course likes to keep Conall in check now too!  We're counting down the days to his preschool open house, he can't wait to start Mrs. Conards class and be with his friends again.  Just a couple more weeks til school starts:)  For now though we are going to hit the pool as much as we can.  He and dad put this map together the other night, Declan did most of the work looking at the box to help figure out where all the states went:) 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

galvan- 2 weeks

 Here we are at 2 weeks old!  This was our (or I should my) first week with dad being back at work.  So happy to report that it all went smoothly:)  My first trip out with all three boys was to the grocery store and it couldn't have gone better!  We even went to the pool a couple of times this week!  Declan and Conall have been so helpful to me and just fantastic with Galvan.  It is really an awesome thing to watch...big bothers falling in love with their little brother.  Galvan had another check up on Thursday and he is dong wonderful...his weight is 6 lbs 14 oz (he was 6 lbs 4 oz when we brought him home and at his first appointment last week), so it's safe to say he's a great eater just like his big brothers:)  He's such a sleepy guy, but we love to see his little eyes open, taking everything in:)  Love you new boo!
 Sleeping with dad:)
 Hanging with the biggest brother!
 Our three big guys!
 All three boos!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Galvan- 1 week

Galvan Christopher is one week old!  We can't believe how fast this week has gone.  Galvan has done a lot of sleeping and eating during his first week with us.  He had a great check up on Thursday...his weight was the same as his discharge weight and everything else was wonderful:)  His big brothers have been amazing!  Taking turns holding him, talking to him and helping us so much.  Getting Galvan up in the morning is so much fun, Declan can't wait to see him and tell him just about everything he can think of!  Galvan had his first visit to the pool yesterday and we all went to church in the evening...can't believe how smoothly it all went.  Here's a few pictures from the past week.  Happy 1 week birthday GC!  We all love you!

 The big brothers checking out their new little brother the day we brought him home:)
 The proud biggest brother!
 He's been really good at finding his fingers!
 Little Galvan's toes!
 All three boos!
 Love these guys!  And look how long Declan is!  Conall seems so much bigger too! 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

galvan christopher o'rourke

We welcomed Galvan Christopher O'Rourke into our family on Sunday, July 29 at 7:57 am.  He weighed 6 lbs and 10 ounces and was 21 inches long.  The picture above was taken just a few days before GC decided to join us:) 
 I knew after our appointment on Wednesday that we were over 4 cm and that I probably wouldn't make it through the weekend.  BC came home from work on Friday and said that if we go this weekend he'd be okay because he was caught up at work.  On Saturday morning we went to the store, met up with Kienan and Emily for lunch and hit the pool.  After dinner we walked over to the store for an ice cream treat.  The boys had a bath and I put them to bed.  Before turning off the tv, BC asked me if I thought we'd have the baby the tonight...I told him no.  I woke him up 20 minutes later after having my second contraction!  Kienan and Emily came over to stay with the boys while we headed to the hospital around 2:45 am.  After being admitted and moved to our room I had my epidural around 5 and started pitocin around 6.  The doctor came in about 7 and said it wouldn't be too much longer...after 4 pushes our 3rd little guy was here!  Galvan had a nice, strong cry and we were surprised once again that he was a he! 
  Declan meeting his little brother for the first time!  He as been so awesome with Galvan.  He did call him a her for a bit, but he's so happy he's here:)
  Conall was excited to hold him (which made us so happy because we weren't sure how he'd react) and has been so great with him too. 
 Here's my guys!  Aren't they just awesome?!
 Little Galvan before heading home:)
 And since I didn't get a chance to post this before he came...
Happy 5 years Papa!  What an amazing, wonderful, fun, crazy and busy five years it has been:)  Here's to many, many more!