We have been so blessed to have so many visitors since Thomas arrived. Our little dude is pretty popular already! I have tried so hard to take a picture of him with all of his fans, but I know I missed some. At any rate, here are the visitors I did get pictures of!
Some of the very first people to get to meet Thomas at the hospital were his grandparents...from both sides! Lala and Poppa and Mimi and Poppy are all pretty smitten with our little guy and I think enjoyed getting to see him right away.
While meeting the grandparents was definitely important, the MOST important meet-and-greet was with this sweet little girl!
Matt's parents arrived in town before our scheduled induction so that they could help take care of Katie Wynn. We had no idea beforehand if she would get to meet him on Sunday (his birthday) or if it would be on Monday. We wanted her to stay on schedule as much as possible so if he didn't arrive until later in the evening, she would have to wait another day. But, since he arrived at 3:36 in the afternoon, there was still plenty of time for her to come for a very quick visit. We are so thankful that Matt's parents were able to bring her!
Overall, her first visit went pretty well. She was shy, just as I expected her to be. She touched the baby but then noticed our hospital bracelets and got way more interested in them. At one point Thomas started crying so she did too. Her visit was short and sweet which was fine since we knew she'd be back the next day (also because my legs were still very numb and dead and she kept crawling all over them!).
Here are William and William getting to know each other.
Just like with Katie Wynn, our friends Jenny and Darrin were the first non-family guests to meet our new addition. This time they had sweet Henry with them! The boys don't look excited in their picture but we feel good about them being future BFFs. On the right is Thomas (Brother Tom, our preacher) meeting our Thomas. He stopped by on Monday morning and offered a prayer for us and Thomas.
My two boys...
On Monday afternoon, Anna and Wyatt got to come by to meet their new little brother. I love this picture because everyone is smiling and looks happy, but I also hate it because Katie Wynn's not in it! Unfortunately, her visit didn't overlap with theirs so I'll have to get a picture of Matt with all four of his kiddos later on.
The men of the family all crammed onto the tiny couch for a picture together. I almost wrote "four generations of men" but I guess Wyatt and Thomas are the same generation?? Even though they're 14 years apart? Yea, I don't really know.
Anna loved getting to hold Thomas! She's so good with both him and Katie Wynn.
Later that day, Katie Wynn was back for another visit (and yes, back in her Big Sister shirt again). I was so glad to see her; I had missed her so much already!! Since she was only at the hospital for a short amount of time the day before, we saved her presents for Monday. "Thomas" gave her a big bag of Mega Blocks as her big sister gift. I don't know why it surprised me that we had to dump them ALL out onto my bed. I should've seen that coming.
This guy. I think he's pretty proud of his new son. :)
Katie Wynn sat on the couch with the boys and her Poppy helped her inspect her new baby brother. She was especially interested in his booboo after she saw his umbilical cord!
You would think that after giving her a brand! new! baby! and a bag of 86 mega blocks, that I would've totally won the gift-giving contest with Katie Wynn, right? Nope. Not even close. In fact, it was my friend Jenny that won and she wasn't even trying! She brought this bundle of balloons to us on Sunday and when Katie Wynn found them on Monday, you would've thought she won the lottery! She squealed and shrieked as she batted them across the room. I'm sure the people in the room next to us were glad when she left. :)
Here is my brother Ben and his wife, Erin. When Katie Wynn was born, I forgot to get pictures of the two of them when they visited her. This time, I forgot to take pictures of my brother Nick and his wife, Beth! Grrr, so mad at myself for that. On the right is Allison who stopped by for a quick visit on Tuesday morning.
The visitors didn't stop after we left the hospital! One day my friend Dana stopped by with her two kiddos and was even sweet enough to bring us dinner too!
The Reginelli sisters stopped by to meet Thomas and even brought a gift - a new baby doll! - for Katie Wynn. This picture on the right shows the one bad part of having so many visitors - Lolli thinks everyone is there to see her and jumps all over them. :(
Last Sunday morning, Allison brought the rest of her family - her husband Chris and son Everett - over to see Thomas and even brought us a delicious breakfast.
It's really hard to get a good picture of two toddlers, ya know? I love the one on the right from when we asked them to hug. Everett gave the ol' toddler lean so that Katie Wynn could hug him if she wanted (she was too shy!).
That same Sunday, the Washburns brought over dinner. Maybe I should have babies more often so I can see my friends all the time! Wait, no...
Wesley was able to hold Thomas all by herself. I can't believe how big she's gotten!
My grand mother was at my parents' house for a cookout one night so we took Thomas over so she could meet him. She loved getting to hold and kiss him!
I know I've missed several of our visitors (not just Nick and Beth). My friend Emily stopped by as well as Katie Wynn's old babysitter, Mrs. Kim, and her two girls. Other friends to stop by included Kim J, Tracy and Olivia, and the Schwartzes. Our cleaning lady even dropped by to bring us a gift! Two of my mom's besties, Jenny and Leslie, came by and while I didn't get an actual picture of them, they're represented by the popsicle in the picture to the left. They brought a whole box of them for Katie Wynn so we've been enjoying cold treats on the patio every night!
We have a Sip and See scheduled for the end of the month so we look forward to getting to see even more of our friends there!