Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Introducing...


He's absolutely precious, if I say so myself. His features are beautiful for a newborn, and I can't stare at him long enough. Sometimes I am afraid that if I look away for a second, he is going to grow up into a 2 or 4 year old and I'll miss these first few days. His skin is so soft and I can't seem to stop running my lips and nose over his head and cheeks. I try my hardest to memorize this newborn scent because it doesn't last for long.

He still curls up like he is in the womb...he makes this teeny tiny ball, but I am still amazed that he fit inside of me just a day and a half ago. He has strawberry-blonde hair and the cutest little ears and nose I've ever seen. He sucks on his bottom lip and looks like an old man, and I could just eat him up when he does this. The older he gets (like he is soooo old all of a sudden), the more we realize how much he looks like Abby did as a newborn. His features are almost identical to her's, even down to the way he curls up and the expressions he makes. A few times today, I have felt like we just visited our lives 4 years ago in that hospital in Athens, GA when we first met Abby. It's amazing to see the resemblance in those two.
The girls love him to death and are constantly wanting to hold him, kiss him, love on him...poke him in the eyes, pinch his nose, push on the soft spot in his head. You know, all the usual big sister stuff. Abby has all of a sudden grown so much older in the past couple of days, and she is thoroughly enjoying her role as the oldest. I am amazed at how much she is wanting to do to help out. Emma is doing a lot better than I thought she would.
I love seeing Jay hold him because Nate is so teeny tiny in his father's arms. My two men...loves of my life.
I want to write so much more, but my window between nursing sessions has quickly come to a close. We are overflowing with joy and happiness, and I can't seem to put into words what is in my heart right now. God is truly great. More will follow in the coming days...

34 comments:

Christine on February 26, 2008 at 2:18 PM said...

He is absolutely 100% gorgeous!!! I just looked at the pictures ~ I will come back later when I have time to gush and ohh and ahh some more!!! Welcome Little Man!

photographybybarb on February 26, 2008 at 2:35 PM said...

Oh Amber, he's beautiful! Thank you for sharing pictures of him. I hope you are feeling well...get some rest when you find the chance.

Laura on February 26, 2008 at 3:08 PM said...

Wow! What a handsome little thing! Love the pictures! I hope you're doing well! What joy you must certainly be feeling!

Anonymous said...

He is precious! Hope you are doing well and getting settled at home. Let us know when Crystal and I can fight over who gets to hold him first!
Danette

Jill Chandler on February 26, 2008 at 3:36 PM said...

Oh how I selfishly wish you were back at ARMC so I could visit baby Nathan right away!! nathan is adorable. My love to all of you,
Jill

Beth on February 26, 2008 at 3:40 PM said...

Amber, He is just too precious. We are so thankful that all is well!

Toni on February 26, 2008 at 3:41 PM said...

Amber he is precious!! I love the way you described his features, totally puts me in that mind set! I love your photography, its just so wonderful. Congrats!

Krischa on February 26, 2008 at 3:42 PM said...

he is absolutely precious. It is so funny how he just got here and I already feel like I know him. Rest and enjoy your little man. Congrats!

Autryville on February 26, 2008 at 4:02 PM said...

Congratulations! Thanks to you both for being such wonderful examples of faithfulness and trusting in our Almighty Lord! Sharing the story with Ben yesterday was exciting...it really is an amazing miracle!

And he's GORGEOUS!! A day old and a photo shoot already--and a blog entry?? Good grief, Luke is 15 weeks with only a few snapshots.:) Don't cough and/or blink or he'll be 15 weeks!

Congratulations, again!
Love,
Mitch & Jolie, Ben, Lauren, Erin and Luke

Tara on February 26, 2008 at 4:32 PM said...

I love the hat on him, it looks so cute! You guys did great, he is absolutely beautiful! So glad you both are at home and doing great!

Jennifer on February 26, 2008 at 5:08 PM said...

Oh - he is beautiful!!! Glad everyone is home and well!

Anonymous said...

Oh, how precious!! Can't wait to see all of you!!

Love Ya,
Beth, Brian and Matthew

Anonymous said...

He is beautiful! Makes my ovaries ache for a new little one of my own. LOL! Our doodlebugs have grown too quickly. I am so happy that he has arrived safely and is healthy!! Can't wait for more updates and pictures.

Gin

Wanda on February 26, 2008 at 5:58 PM said...

Love the pictures of Nathan. He's all boy!
Enjoyed being there, the girls were wonderful!
God is good!
Wandy

skye on February 26, 2008 at 6:04 PM said...

He is so gorgeous. So glad you are all home & well. The pic of Nathan & Jay is so sweet. Precious, actually.
Hugs to you. And many congratulations!

Doris on February 26, 2008 at 6:04 PM said...

Oh, I am so happy for you all and thankful to God. He is good!

Nathan is lucky to have such wonderful hospital pics.

Anonymous said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!! what a little sweetie pie. I just want to sniff him! LOL!

Linda

phaedra on February 26, 2008 at 7:35 PM said...

Awwwwwwwww.

momof2princesses on February 26, 2008 at 7:42 PM said...

Amber, he is absolutely beautiful!! I love the picture of him curled up & the one of him swaddled. Congratulations, again!

Dana on February 26, 2008 at 8:19 PM said...

He is perfect, just perfect! He does look a lot like Abby did. Praise the Lord for His goodness! Hope to talk to you soon!
Love,
Dana

Emily on February 26, 2008 at 8:26 PM said...

I have oodled at this post 5 times already. You can never get enough of a newborn. Your gorgeous pics just make him all the more real too. Beautiful. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

A Single Mom's Life on February 26, 2008 at 8:52 PM said...

Oh my gosh Amber...He gorgeous! No wonder you cant stand to look away from him! Good job genes! LOL What a beautiful family!

Katie on February 27, 2008 at 12:04 AM said...

Oh he's PRECIOUS!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely perfect in every way. He looks like you, Amber! Kind of like Emma, no? Soooo sweet. Enjoy every minute, girl!! xoxo

Katie on February 27, 2008 at 12:07 AM said...

Ok, how do you like that? I look ,comment, then read...

so apparently he looks like Abby?! huh. I thought I saw YOU, and I think of Emma as looking a lot like you. But what do I know, LOL! Well, he's gorgeous. Soak up that newborn smell, that's right... you know how fast it flies... :( :( :( Makes me miss newborn Jack. :(

Amanda on February 27, 2008 at 8:46 AM said...

I agree with Wandy, God is GOOD!
He is absolutly to die for Amber! Looking at that first picture of him it was hard to believe that he was only a day and a half old. Just beautiful!!

Trina on February 27, 2008 at 11:06 AM said...

Amber he is gorgeous! Seeing Nathan makes me all the more excited for our little one to arrive. I am so thankful for God's blessings.

Beth on February 27, 2008 at 11:54 AM said...

He is absolutely precious!!!!! Congratulations!

~Beth~

Kayla on February 27, 2008 at 1:06 PM said...

Oh Amber,
He is precious. Thanks for sharing the pictures. I do remember those days not so far ago, when God brought our little Brenna into the world. I am so excited for you addition. I hope you treasure these first few days. You are right. They are precious and fleeting.
Kayla

Candace said...

Ohymgosh OHMYGOSH!! Many many congrats to you Amber! I can't imagine what a sweet moment that was for you, finally meeting him. I'm praying for a quick recovery and lots of special moments for the two of you as you get acquainted with each other. Congratulations!!

Anonymous said...

Sooo Adorable!!! You are going to have so much fun with a little baby boy. They're just so sweet and lovey with their mommies. We're incredibly happy for your little family! Love, Dawn B.

TracyVDM on February 27, 2008 at 2:41 PM said...

AMBER!!! He is absolutely PERFECT. He is gorgeous! What a sweet little man. God has truly blessed you. He is just so perfect. I am so happy for you. I can't wait to see more! Hopefully we'll be sharing our news soon! I had an appt today and am now 3 to 4 cm and 80% effaced, my OB kept saying she thinks it's going to be soon!!

Dani on February 27, 2008 at 3:37 PM said...

He is so beautiful.

Brandy on February 27, 2008 at 3:56 PM said...

He is perfect! I know you don't need me to tell you that :)
Happy Birthday Nate!

oh amanda on March 4, 2008 at 1:45 PM said...

Precious, beautiful baby boy! I love the pics...and that blanket! Yum!

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