Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Back to normal

So today Baby Peele is 2 weeks old!  I realized that as I posted the last 2 times I forgot his info!  Baby Peele was 6 lbs 8 oz and 20 inches long.  He was TINY!!!  The babies in my family are usually more like 9 lbs so he is quite little.  

MR.P and I cannot believe he is finally here. He was 2 weeks early.  And want to know something?  The 3.5 months that we have known about him, I just had this feeling he was coming on the 24th or the 25th.  I NEVER go off of feelings because that's just silly. But I was totally prepared for him to come 2 weeks early. Then once the 24th got here I totally forgot about my prediction :)  Good thing we were already packed and ready to go.  When I called MR.P to tell him our birth mother was in labor, he thought I said our friend Haley was in labor...who he already knew was in labor.  So I had to tell him again!!  I literally was screaming with joy as I told him the second time.  It was amazing :)  I thought we would be nervous but we weren't.  We didn't even go straight to the hospital when we got there.  The Dr. told us to go eat dinner since it was going to be a long night.  So we did. I was amazed how calm we were.  

Once we got to the hospital we waited for a while. Then my parents got there.  It was so nice having my mom and dad there.  This is their first grandson on this earth. They have 9 granddaughters. Their second grandson is due in April. We are very excited!!  Matt's mom and his 2 sisters were also there!!  They were so great to have with us. Very special to share this with us :)

Anyway...moving on. We left the hospital on Wednesday night around 5:00.  Took about 3.5 hours to get home.  Thank goodness we didn't get in any traffic!  Once we got home we walked in and our entire house was decorated with boy decor!  Our mailbox had balloons and a welcome home sign and everything!  It was incredibly special!!  Then about 2 seconds after we walked in my mom, dad, and my sister Dani walked in!!  They were hiding around the corner from the house to surprise us. It was so special!!

Being a mom is great! We are definitely a little tired, but this is what I was born to do!!  I am so thankful that God has blessed us! This has stretched my faith in so many ways. I cannot even describe it!  I could never have dreamed this up. While we were struggling with infertility people always said, just wait. God has something so much bigger for y'all. It was tough to believe them at the time, but now I know. I cannot believe he is here!!  

Ok, so now for the best part!!  My friend Jenn is an amazing photographer!!  She came over on Sunday and took the BEST pictures ever!!

Precious baby boy did great during the photos!  Jenn is such a pro. She brought a heated blanket and a noise maker. It made such a difference. He stayed asleep the entire time.

While Jenn was moving him into different positions he would get upset.  Once she started "shhhh" in his ear he would stop and let her do whatever.  She knows what she's doing!  By the way, this one is my favorite :)

This hat was huge on him, but we made it work. I could just kiss his face ALL day long!

This last one is for MR.P.  We used clips in the back of the hat to make it fit him better. SOO cute!!

If you are interested in having Jenn take some photos for you please email her and she can work out the details with you.
jenn@be-lovedphotography.com



16 comments:

Aunt Grits a.k.a Maggi said...

OH MY! These pics are FANTASTIC!!!

Meredith Houston-Carr said...

Beth, these pictures are beyond adorable and precious!! It brings tears to my eyes to read your story, and I'm so amazed at how good God is and so excited for this new blessing in your life!!

Mrs. V said...

oh my, he is just precious!! Those pictures are great! I hope you all are adjusting well and enjoying your sweet boy!!

Hannah said...

So excited for you, Beth!! I can't wait to meet him. He is ADORABLE!!

Katie said...

He is amazing Beth. Congrats again!

HannahJ said...

Oh my gosh I have chills and tears in my eyes. What an amazing story! God bless you all!

Green Door Girl said...

gorgeous, gorgeous photos! :)

Courtney said...

I've been lurking around your blog for a while, but I had to pop in and tell you how happy I am for you and your little family! Congratulations!! Baby Boy is so beautiful and precious!!!

abby @ tales and trials said...

LOVE the pictures Beth! They turned out so great. He's precious.

abby @ tales and trials said...

LOVE the pictures Beth! They turned out so great. He's precious.

nLk said...

these pictures are absolutely amazing, and he is just beautiful. so, so happy for you beth! being a mom is such a sweet gift.

Joy said...

These are awesome Beth! He is so beautiful!

Emily said...

Oh Beth, he is so precious. Are you just in heaven right now? I want to snuggle his littleness!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

He is adorable - I can smell the new baby smell just looking at those pictures! Congratulations.

Tammy@InStitches said...

Congratulations ! He is so adorable.

Kim said...

Congratulations! I'm thrilled for you! He is adorable and looks so peaceful in these photos.