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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

William's First Easter

William's First Trip to Nana's House

On the Saturday before Easter, William took his first trip to Nana's house in Lancaster. The drive took about an hour and a half and William and Mommy slept the whole way! (One day we will attempt to take William on the nine hour trip to Maine -- but we are not ready to brave that yet . . .)

William enjoyed seeing Nana and getting his first look at her garden. We are hoping that he will love being outside and gardening as much as she does. He looks forward to going again very soon!

William Meets Grandma and Grandpa Bell

The Bells are dear friends and William's adopted Great Grandparents. It was a special treat to for William to meet the Bells.

Nana introduces William to Grandma Bell

Grandpa Bell and William become fast friends.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Finding Comfort After the Trauma

William is hopeful that he will not have to face the bathtub again.

Drying Off in a Cozy Towel

William's First Bath: A Big Splash

He did not like it!

O, How We've Grown!


He can track objects with his eyes.
He can smile.
He can roll from his tummy to his back.
He can bat at his chimes.

O.K. -- so this does not sound like much, but he's only

The picture above was taken with Micah's cell phone minutes after he was born. You can see Eileen's fingers in the lower right hand corner -- look how tiny he was.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Peaceful William and Mommy

This is a rare photograph from the collection -- William sleeping peacefully in Mommy's arms. Usually if Mommy is holding William, William thinks, "Oh! It must be time to eat!" He then proceeds to inquire (sometimes rather loudly), "Why aren't you feeding me?"

Sweet William Dreams

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

William Likes Cake!

Celebrating Daddy's Birthday a little late.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Wee Willy Winkie

This is the only time in his life that he will be referred to as 'Willy'.


Sorry for the lack of pictures over the past couple of days. We have been exhausted. We are slowly figuring out the rhythm of an eating and survival/sleeping routine. Eileen went to a lactation consultant because she was worried that he was only eating for about ten minutes at a time. To our surprise, within the ten minute period that he is eating, he gains about three ounces (apparently, that is a lot!).

Additionally, we are probably going to need to have his frenulum clipped because he is a 'tongue rasper'. This sounds bad, but it is fairly minor and will help slow down his speed feeding. This is inherited from the Bickford side.

In other news, William's umbilical cord fell off . His fashion horizons are opening as he can now wear little pants. Pretty soon he will be wearing khakis and a blue button-down shirt -- just like his dad!

He is growing by leaps and bounds. It is amazing how much he has changed in less then two weeks, even from hour to hour. Eileen really wanted a picture of his tiny hand clasping her ring finger. We put it off, and now it seems as though his hand has doubled in size.

He is also loosing his beautiful red hair. We are hoping that it remains red when it regrows.

We now have a web cam so that Gram and Gramps Bickford can see him every day. We are looking forward to their visit. Gram Bickford thinks that the whole world will get to hold him before she does.

As a whole, we are doing well and everyone is healthy. We praise the Lord for our dear little son!