Sunday, January 18, 2009

We Welcome Baby Jack!

We are all so excited!! A week ago yesterday, on Saturday, January 1oth at 12:12pm our daughter-in-law gave birth to she and Joe's third child. We are thrilled to join them in welcoming Jackson Glenn Ryan to the family! Weighing in at 8 lbs, 1 oz. and 20 inches long, he's a precious little guy who, so far, sleeps a lot (and through anything!) and seems pretty easy going.
We drove the hour to their home, yesterday, to spend the afternoon/evening with them all and, of course, to take MANY pictures! They all seem to be settling in well with this new addition to the family.

Here he is with his big sister, Juliana, and big brother JT! They both love him so much already and it shows!

Here is Papa Dusty holding Jack.....pretty amazing stuff!!

And Nana.....yup, that's me!!! WOW!!

And Uncle James taking it all in! He thought Jack was pretty cool and was fascinated by him!

What a sweetie!! This was one of the few times while we were there that he opened his eyes, so we took full advantage of the moment. After having two children before him, Joe and Jen have been trying to figure out who he looks like (Juliana takes after Mom and JT looks a lot like Dad!). Looking through their baby pictures yesterday, we all agreed that Jack looks like Jack!! It'll be so interesting to see what he looks like as he gets older!
We spent the day passing him around like a football, all taking turns holding him. It's a good thing he's so good natured!! One thing is for sure.....children in this family are well loved!! We welcome you, baby Jack, with open arms and love you very much already!!!


Helen said...

OH big congrats...little wonderful! You look quite at ease there girl - can't say the same for James !LOL! TFS!

maz111 said...

Firstly Lenore, your new header for your blog is amazing! I love that pic, its just beautiful and goes perfectly with the new green background.
Baby Jack is gorgeous,and you have settled into being 'nanna Lenore' very comfortably I can see. I adore the look on James face....he looks scared, fascinated, and in awe all at the same time.
These are very precious pics, and I have loved seeing them.

Helen M said...

Congrats Sis! (I'm called Nana as well) Love the look on James face and Papa Dusty looks so comfy being Grandpa. Super family time.

Wendy said...

What a precious bundle of joy!! He is definitely loved! Love the photos Grandma!

BearFamily said...

Wow, you are already three times a grandma???? And your so young !!Congrats on your new grandson.