Thursday, June 18, 2009

once again i am completely and utterly in love...

this little guy had me from the moment i laid eyes on him. ann had a grueling labor but she was so strong and so amazing. jude walker harward was born on tuesday, june 16th at 11:44am he weighed 10 pounds 1 ounce. i am so grateful to adam and ann for allowing me to be there with them through it all... what a miricle it was.

now for the photos...

first moments of life


first time mom and dad got to hold him. the tear in ann's eye gets me everytime i look at it.


can you even believe he is only about 3 hours old in this photo? i cant even handle him.


so fresh and clean after his bath.


those little booties.

33 comments:

mom24orsinis said...

Truly, not a stalker, just a follower and I've been almost as eager as you all to see your newest love arrive...what a beautiful, beautiful boy Jude is...tell your sis great job...oh, the inexpressable joy of that new little life!
Hugs and congrats to all! Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

Oh my goodness! He is absolutely beautiful!!! What a doll and a blessing to get to be his mommy and daddy!

Congratulations!

.caroline armelle. said...

oh my is he a handsome boy!

i'm in love with the one with his one eye open...

Leah said...

The tear one...oh my. Nothing more precious. I'm so happy I got to hold him. He's even more precious in person if that's possible.

jacheree said...

Ohhhh! He is so precious--and perfect! He really has like, the most perfect little round baby boy head. :D

I'm so anxious to have a few of my own--hopefully they'll be as adorable & sweet as the little ones in your family!

Rachel said...

I too read your blog far to often with no comment, but I had to come out and say congratulations he is perfect. Love the pictures, you always do such a great job.

:)rachel berry.

katie said...

oh how i love a juicy baby! those cheeks!

{The Christian's} said...

Absolutely adorable! I love the one eye open picture and Ann with the tear in her eye!

Mollybelle said...

oh my gosh! he's so beautiful. and HUGE! That poor little woman!
Both pictures of the parents holding Jude are beautiful but the one of Anne, with the tear, it took my breath away. It's just one of the greatest photos of all time. It shows a mothers joy bringing her baby to the world. You see the millions of thoughts running through her head at that moment. You see her holding something new, with nothing yet to hold him back or discourage him from becoming something extraordinary. It makes me want to be a momma! But shhh! Don't tell anyone that!

Shannon said...

beautiful! happy for Ann, what a handsome little guy. love the relationship you two have...my twin and I are very close too. congrats auntie!

Ana said...

beautiful pictures. beautiful baby. the one of Ann holding him with the tear in her eye made me ball. I am pregnant and also having a boy this Oct. and I just cant wait to hold my little one and love him so much. That pictures says so much and I just cant wait to feel that feeling that she is feeling in that picture.

Rita said...

Oh he is so perfect! I love your photos...we got to hold him today and I couldn't get over how precious he is...nothing like it...ever! Congrats to you all for another adorable member of the family!

Amy D. said...

Little DUDE is the cutest thing EVER!! I want to hold him again and stare at those chubby cheeks.

ryan and melissa said...

How cool that she got these amazing pictures of the amazing day. They are absolutely beautiful and priceless. What a handsome baby... and I love the name too. Congrats!

{irene} said...

he is perfect!!!...thanks for sharing these AMAZING pictures!!!!.

Kell & Nick said...

He is so precious!!!
Great photos Amy! You sure know how to capture emotion in photos! I love them!! I can see why you are in love! He is a doll!!
CONGRATS~

Desiree Fawn said...

he is just beautiful!
congrats -- SO MANY congrats to her!!

Magdalena said...

Gorgeous, so grateful to be able to see these photos - just beautiful Amy.

Erin said...

His little mouth is killing me. I'm so happy for Ann and Adam...Jude couldn't ask for better parents.

Tiffany said...

Congrats to the Auntie, Mom, and Dad!!! He is precious and the photos are beautiful!

becky said...

ann is a rock star for a 10 lb baby!

beautiful pictures as always!

Gabe and Andrea said...

He is perfect in every way! Good job Ann and Adam!

Jessica Kettle said...

what is with all these perfect little newborns lately??! he is absolutely beautiful. and the booties?! really? i'm dying.

meggan said...

I am dying to meet this little fella and am so glad that I have your amazing photos to stare at in the meantime-- these are seriously gorgeous photos, the one with Ann is KILLING me. I can't imagine a baby coming into the world surrounded with more love than Jude is.

Dorothy & Tony said...

He is absolutely perfect! Good Job an...A 10 pounder?...Wow! He is beautiful and I bet your are loving being the Auntie! Does this make you baby hubgry? I am sure the girls are so in love with him as well!

Rockin Rowe's said...

You captured an amazing experience. Awesome photos!

Kate Brotherson said...

I cannot believe he was 9lbs. Wow, what a hard labor. Way to go Anne! He is so chubby and cute. I want to eat his cheeks.

twin2trip said...

Can I just say this is the second time I have checked out these pictures. They provoke very tender feelings on becoming a Mother. I don't even know you and I got a little teary. Great job on telling the story with your camera.

Elly said...

Oh cuteness! I love the little booties :)

Lorilee said...

oh, those newborns.. he is perfect. love all the shots.. especially the teary eyed one, she will love that photo forever.

Christmas Queen said...

An Angel from Heaven...can't wait to kiss that little man!

sarah marie. said...

dying at these. sooo perfect.

Beesley Family said...

I loved seeing these photos--thanks for sharing!!! Isn't he a handsome little bug!!! We're so happy for Adam and Ann!!! Your photos are beautiful...as always!!!