Baby Joseph Richard came to us one day late on a Monday night, February 11th. Constantine, surprisingly, is such a big helper and asks to hold him all the time. Simeon, on the other hand, could care less except to poke his eyes, pull his ears and and steal his pacifier, socks, shoes, blanket, bib, diaper cloth, bottle, nursing pad, blanket, etc. There have been many comical occasions when I have had to chase the little thief down while nursing and being... not so modest. And I have yet to purchase curtains for our new home... oy vey.
If you can believe it, we have had more questions about Joseph's name than the other two boys. They seem to be more astonished that we chose more of a mainstream name this time around and are rather disappointed that we did not follow up with say Shadrack, Meshach, or Abednego.
We chose Joseph simply because we thought it was cool. His middle name, Richard, is after my grandfather on my mother's side and it is also the middle name of both of John's grandfathers. My grandfather is very fond of the idea. He jokes that it took 16 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, and 1 great, great grandchild to finally have a namesake.
Joseph is a wonderful little guy. So far the consensus is that he looks like Simeon but I think he is a perfect mix of the two boys. I am looking forward to getting to know the little guy!