Plenty of sibling love to go around

Andrew has probably been working a solid two years now on trying to get his fist into his mouth. The cerebral palsy makes his arms very tight so this is a very difficult task for him to do without a little help. But being the determined little guy he is, he has never stopped trying. In recent weeks, all that determination has paid off. It’s still difficult and he isn’t able to do it every time, but look!:

Noticing that Andrew has developed a fondness for sucking on his fist, Eleanor has really gotten into it too and has been very supportive of Andrew’s efforts:

They love each other very much. Fortunately, there is a lot of love to go around because they now have a brand new baby sister, Jane, to love as well. Baby Jane was born this week at exactly 38 weeks, weighing 6 pounds and 14 ounces.  We are elated.


Eleanor and Andrew meet Jane for the first time.

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10 Responses to Plenty of sibling love to go around

  1. Congratulations on the new little one! And that’s sooo cool about the fist in the mouth thing. I was just reminding myself yesterday to be grateful that Malachi can finally do that. It took him until he was probably 6-8 months old but it felt like forever. Hooray for small victories!

  2. jessica says:

    congratulations jennifer!!! you have the most beautiful family ❤

  3. A says:

    Congrats! She is beautiful 🙂 It’s wonderful to see Eleanor and Andrew goofing off together. I’m sure they will be super big siblings to Jane.

  4. Jenny says:

    Congrats congrats congrats! I can’t remember if I knew! So happy for you all! (Our new little one comes in a few weeks myself!)

  5. Oh my goodness! I didn’t know Jane was arriving so soon. She is gorgeous!:) And I loved the photo of Andrew sucking his thumb. And it’s really cool to see the two twins together. Andrew looks so healthy! So great to hear about how he’s doing on the blenderized diet. Congratulations to you all! Enjoy xo

  6. Lisa says:

    Oh, how wonderful! Congratulations (on all accounts – baby AND hand sucking!).

  7. Sarah says:

    Congrats on baby Jane! I love the video, you can see all the love. ❤

  8. I’ve returned from my holidays and am anxiously awaiting updated photos of the 3 little people. Hope you are all doing well! xo

  9. Kristina says:

    It’s been a while since I popped over. Congrats on baby Jane! She is beautiful.

    I love seeing how well Andrew is doing on the blenderized diet. I have not been too thrilled with conventional nutritionists and everyone looking for Emma to gain weight. We consulted with a nutritionist on our own dime (Kelly Dorfman) and her advice put us on a great path with Emma. If you are ever needing to consult with someone she might be a good resource.

    Hope life is settling in nicely with the three little ones. And best wishes for the upcoming holidays!

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