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Here’s announcing Jonathan Paul, born July 3 at 6:10 a.m., weighing 10 lbs. 6 oz. and measuring 20.5″ long.

We love him, not that I doubted that we would, but he’s an easy baby to love. Babies aren’t supposed to be this low maintenance–little crying, short feedings, quick down-to-sleep time. It really couldn’t be easier. I even had a tendency to forget he was around the first week we were home. Like Chris said today, that wheel’s never gonna get oiled because it never squeaks. But squeaky or not, I think the little guy’s going to get plenty of lovin’, even if he doesn’t ask for it. And I’m thinking he may have already gotten plenty from his oldest brother.

Sean loves his baby brother, just as much as he loved his first baby brother, only this time around he can verbalize it better. We’ve already heard these phrases countless times in the last week and a half:

  • “Mommy, you think I can be nice at him?” (which really means, “Will you let me love the living daylights out of him?”)
  • “He’s just. so. CUUTE!”
  • “Mommy, you think I can hold him?”
  • “Hey! JAAAWWW-thiiind! JAW-thind, JAW-thind! Watch this!” [makes funny face] (he’s finally catching on that no matter how many times he does it, “JAW-thind” isn’t going to laugh)

Sean eagerly moved on over and made room in his little heart and life for his baby brother, just like he did last time, and just like we knew he would again.

It was the middle child we were a little worried about. But so far, there have been no (or very few) hard feelings. Ben’s taking it quite well, actually, for which I’m extremely thankful. He readily kisses Jonathan “good night;” comes up to pat him on the head or belly (albeit, none too gently), or to check out his fingers and toes; and he even squatted down in front of Jonathan in the bouncer last night to console him while I finished getting Sean out of the bath.

So, life with three may end up being much easier than anticipated. I suppose things may change, but for now I’m happy with the way four-became-five is so nicely coming along.

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