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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Welcome Ben



Benjamin Daniel arrived Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 8:02 am. He weighed 5lbs 12ozs and was 18.5in long.

He looks exactly like his daddy. Handsome!

He spent just 4 hours in the NICU, but after doing so well was transitioned to the regular nursery. Being 5 weeks early I was terrified I would leave the hospital before he could, but he has always been a fighter and we all came home on Sunday.

Here are some things I have learned since becoming a mom.
  1. It is possible to shower in under 10 minutes. (Who knew??)
  2. It is possible to enjoy doing laundry. (His clothes are so cute!)
  3. I can survive major surgery. (I'm so glad it's over though!)
  4. I can't remember what it was like before February 23. (I'm so glad he is here!)
  5. I couldn't have picked a better man to be my Baby Daddy!! (He isn't just an amazing husband!)
  6. Contrary to popular advice I still get to eat with my husband, sleep for more than an hour at time, and I still get up every morning and put on make up and get dressed.
  7. Yes, we will still be going to Mexico in June. (I know myself better than those who said I would cancel the trip. Greg and I are blessed to have great family to take care of Ben.)
  8. There is someone else in the world now that can sleep through anything. (Thank God Ben is a heavy sleeper!)
  9. I still have OCD. (I just made a diaper and feeding chart to fill out and wait until you see my product of the week tomorrow.)
  10. I LOVE BEING A MOM AND WIFE!

Now for some pictures.

He will eventually grow into his clothes.

Great Daddy!

He holds his paci when he sucks it. I love it!

Such a peaceful sleeper.

Look at those lips!

Coming home.

 This picture makes me tear up every time I look at!




Be Blessed!
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12 comments:

Lindsey Hohman said...

He is BEAUTIFUL Heather! Congratulations!! So glad everything turned out great for you! And you're right, he does look like his daddy!!! ENjoy him and get lots and lots of sleep!

Leigh said...

Congratulations on your little guy! He is adorable :)

miki said...

holy cute! he is such a darling baby!! I am glad everything is good with him and you!

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

PERFECT!
Congrats to you and your husband, girl!
Ben is the cutest! :)

I hope you all 3 are adjusting well!

xo

Heather said...

Congratulations!!! He is just precious.

Nichole said...

O my goodness could he be any cuter! How exciting! And look at you! You make being a momma look easy! How exciting! What a blessing!
Love your blog!
-Nichole
http://andwhatcouldstandagainst.blogspot.com/

Liz with the Lovely Life said...

He is absolutely perfect!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us!
On a personal-ish note: thanks for confirming that your life will still go on and that you are able to eat, sleep and get dressed like normal!! A lot of friends seem to not have those luxuries anymore and don't believe me when I say it's a choice..Love your blog LOVED this post!!
Happy Tuesday!

Lesley @ my lively mind said...

Aww, I'm so excited for you!! He looks perfect. Glad you are both ok and at least no more bedrest for you (:
Take care.
xo

Tabitha Mahoney said...

He's so cute. His face is perfect.

Tab
my-cliffnotes.blogspot.com

Elsha.Rae said...

i cant get enough of how adorable your family is. you make want to have a baby right now haha or you could say baby hungry!
love the blog!

Brielle said...

Congratulations! He is sooo cute!

Bailey@Lost&Found said...

Ahhhhhh! So amazing!

CONGRATULATIONS!

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