Brody Louis Chapman

On October 27th we welcomed our fourth child, Brody Louis Chapman. He entered the world at 7:57 AM via C-Section. He weighed 9 lbs. and was 20 inches long. It was a unique experience at the hospital due to the recent events with the "swine flu" epidemic. We were not able to bring our other children to meet their baby brother at the hospital, so they had to wait until he was three days old to meet him for the first time. Dad did bring them by the hospital and they looked at Brody from the parking lot. I held him up in the window and they were able to see him that way. It wasn't the ideal situation but it worked to ease their curiosity and excitement. Justin went the their school the day Brody was born and took the camera with all the pictures. They were very excited! Stephanie took care of Camryn which was a big help!

Brody is now three weeks old. We have loved every minute with him. He is such a sweet, loving little baby. He is very much a sleepy head and often needs woken up to eat. He loves to snuggle with his mom especially although he is not too picky as long as someone is holding him. He has gotten a lot longer but is a little slow to put on the weight. It took him almost two weeks to get back to his birth weight, but now he has gained well and is growing out of some of his new outfits! The kids all love holding him and feeding him. Camryn is doing well and has not done anything too drastic now that her life has been altered forever! Riley is a great big brother and a great helper. He finds his brother as soon as he gets home from school and gives him a big kiss!

Even though Brody has only been here three weeks, it feels like he has been with us forever! WE love you Brody!

1 comment:

Jenny said...

He's beautiful! My kids are sad about not being able to go to the hospital too. We plan to bring the laptop and Skype with them. It also makes it sad since his due date is Christmas. Thanks for your encouraging words on FaceBook. I'm so excited to meet my little boy. Yours was THREE pounds bigger than my petite little girls. Were your others also as big. Much love to you mama...I hope we can see you some day in the next year or so! :) After 12 years, what's a few more?

I love you, Char, and your family is just beautiful. Wish we could be together this weekend for Cat / Griz. Go Griz!! Haha. Do you get the game on TV in WA??

Love you!