Things here seem pretty much back to normal; we're getting back into the routine of things with an extra little blessing to constantly cuddle and kiss. :) I'll post some more pictures within the next few days.
A week or so ago, we posted (http://lockwoodfamily.blogspot.com/2008/04/any-questions.html ) asking if anyone had any questions they wanted to ask about anything. We had several comments/emails come in with a wide variety of questions, so as little guy has a full belly and is contentedly sleeping for the moment in his Daddy's arms, I thought I'd answer a couple of them.
I may not answer them in the order they were asked only because some of them may take a bit more time to answer, and I only have a few minutes right now, but I will address all the questions in future posts. :)
Question 1- (from Jenny) Do you have a name for the baby?
Answer- Yes! :) Eliseo Edward Lockwood. You can read why we chose this name for him here- http://lockwoodfamily.blogspot.com/2008/04/little-lockwood-11.html
This is the first time we had not decided on our baby's name before they were born. We knew we wanted the middle name to be Edward, but did not have a first name yet. We had talked about several different names, but it wasn't for several hours after he was born that we decided to name him Eliseo.
Question 2- (from Smockity Frocks) What are the sleeping arrangements for you children?
Answer- We are so thankful and blessed as the Lord through the love of so many provided for us a 3 bedroom home here. When our house was finished, several people from our hometown in the USA gave us some furnishings for the house including...bunk beds for the children! :) Right now, we have 3 bunk bed sets in the boys room (this sleeps 6 boys- 11yo, 10 yo, 7 yo, 5 yo, 4 yo, and 3 yo). In the girls room, we have a bunk bed (which sleeps 2 girls- 9 yo and 6 yo) and a crib for little Susannah (2 yo). In our room, Daniel and I have our bed, we have a crib for Nehemiah (our 16 m. old) and the cradle Daniel made years ago for little Eliseo (although he sleeps with us usually :) ).
We are so blessed to be able to all sleep so comfortably and I am reminded of the Lord's amazing and gracious blessing all the more as I remember when just over a year ago, I brought little Nehemiah home after his birth. We were living in a travel trailer and it was wall to wall of sleeping bodies at night. When little Nehemiah came home, the 3 oldest boys moved...first to a tent and then (since the dog decided to destroy the tent) to the van (which the boys affectionately called their bedroom) :) Between all our travels and different living conditions in the ministry here, I'm thankful that the children have learned to be very flexible and can sleep anywhere.