Meet Matthias. (His name is the Spanish/German version of Matthew. It's pronounced Ma-TEE-us.)

He's already 14 days old, but he was only an hour old when I took this picture.

He was born at 9:05 AM on October 12. It seems like he's been a part of our family all along. Isn't it funny how that works out?

Matthias has been a model baby so far. I'm exhausted, of course, but I can't really blame it on sleep deprivation - at least not yet. He's dozing peacefully in this picture, but he was born with his eyes wide open, and he's always looking around - I think he can't wait to join his very, very, VERY active brothers.

I haven't figured out the whole "life with three boys" thing - how will I get to the grocery store? What if they all want to ride in the stroller? WHAT THEN? But I guess I'll figure it out as I go along.

For now, we're enjoying being spoiled by friends and family. We're very grateful. 

In other news, I looked down today and you won't believe what I saw...MY TOES! (It's been a while.)