I am proud to show off my sweet newborn babe, Simon Charles. He made us a happy family of 6 on July 19th and we could not love him any more. I took these photographs in a sleep deprived haze on his 1oth day of life with my oldest, Sam, holding the reflector (and as I learned by the end of it, maybe not the best job for an eight year old). The kiddos cannot get enough of him: Sam begs to rock Simon to sleep and wants to learn how to swaddle and care for him, Ada sings the sweetest song and reads him stories, and Eli bombards him with hundreds of toddler kisses every time he runs by. Babies are a blessing, and both Mike and I could not be more thankful for all of ours.
Feel free to welcome Simon in the comments below.