The Falk Family Blog

MONDAY
DEC
- 2007 -
31
12:50 am
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To the hospital

Labor started at 8am this morning, giving no warning, with painful contractions coming no more than two minutes apart. After getting in the car, they slowed to four minutes. Here is Lynn at the hospital, a few days more pregnant than she’s ever been.

Lynn was a little worried between contractions in the car ride to the hospital that it might be false labor, but then felt reassured as each new contraction started peaking that going to the hospital was a good idea. She was admitted quickly and here she is modeling the gorgeous hospital gown.

And… the new baby is born at 5:16pm. Here is mommy meeting him at about three seconds old.

Baby’s first mommy kiss.

Not a big fan of the scale, it seems. Actually he didn’t seem to be much of a fan of anything for the first several minutes. He kept trying to open his eyes every few moments but before getting them all the way open, winced at the bright lights and cried harder. But as soon as his eyes adjusted enough for him to keep his eyes open, he stopped crying immediately. His eyes jumped from one thing to another for several minutes until it was time to eat, and then sleep.

Here he is staring at Aunt Lisa

and Uncle Dan

and Aunt Kari… (starting to get tired again).

And back with Mommy and Daddy again.

Now, we had discussed several names but had to wait until seeing his face before picking any one of them. And in the end, we settled on what the boys have already been calling him. Here is Lincoln Nicholas Falk:

TUESDAY
DEC
- 2007 -
25
9:51 pm
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Merry Christmas!!!

Daddy is showing Ethan and Isaac the new easel we got them for Christmas. This is a really nice easel and the boys played with it all day today. It was probably the most liked gift overall. But, Ethan did say to me today, “Mommy, God is the best gift ever.”

The easel has a dry erase board on one side and a chalkboard on the other. There is a paper role for painting as well. They will enjoy this a lot.

TUESDAY
DEC
- 2007 -
25
9:47 pm
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TUESDAY
DEC
- 2007 -
25
9:46 pm
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TUESDAY
DEC
- 2007 -
25
9:46 pm
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A Calendar!

This is the gift Ethan asked for more than anything else! He was very excited to have a new calendar just like Mommy’s.

TUESDAY
DEC
- 2007 -
25
9:45 pm
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TUESDAY
DEC
- 2007 -
25
9:44 pm
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Ethat’s gift to Isaac

I like Ethan’s expression in this picture. He’s hoping Isaac will like what he bought for him. He gave Isaac two little bug rings. Isaac loved them. He gave one to Ethan so they could each wear one.

TUESDAY
DEC
- 2007 -
25
9:43 pm
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Isaac giving Daddy a gift

Whoppers! Daddy’s favorite. Before Warren even had a chance to get the wrapping paper off Isaac told him it was candy,then quickly said, “But, I’m not telling you what kind because it’s a surprise!”

TUESDAY
DEC
- 2007 -
25
9:41 pm
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Isaac’s gift to Ethan

Ethan is opening a gift that Isaac got for him. It’s a new car. In this picture Isaac is saying, “Ethan, I bought that for you at the grocery store!” That is where we got it.

TUESDAY
DEC
- 2007 -
25
9:39 pm
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A Leapster

This is a hand-held game that can hook up to the TV. There are several different games you can buy to play with it. It’s supposed to be pretty educational, we’ll see.