Thursday, July 28, 2011

the first look...

after a fast and pretty near perfect labor my baby boy was placed right on my chest for some skin on skin time... i remember taking one look at him and thinking, i have seen you, i have fallen completely in love with you and now i cant ever be without you. its amazing how quickly your whole world can shift and change. how your love can just keep on expanding. im so grateful for that.

here are some pictures of wonderful louie's first month.



















** i cant believe that my mom was here for three weeks and i don't have one photo of her. sad. but oh how grateful i am to her for coming and helping and loving us all so much. the transition to three has been lovely and i know that i have her to thank for that. i love you so much mom.

13 comments:

Erin said...

So sweet. I can only imagine how into him those girls are...

{irene} said...

Amy!...
Congratulations girl...he's perfect!

L ! N D S E Y said...

What a precious little guy. I bet your heart feels SO full with your growing family. It's amazing how much Love our hearts can contain, and then overflow with...Congrats to you guys, he's perfect!

kaelee said...

an excerpt from a book, which is so pertinent to this experience:

“Just as there is no warning for childbirth, there is no preparation for the sight of a first child. I studied his face, fingers, the folds in his boneless little legs, the whorls of his ears, the tiny nipples on his chest. I held my breath as he sighed and laughed when he yawned, wondered at his grasp on my thumb. I could not get my fill of looking.
There should be a song for a woman to sing at the moment, or a prayer to recite. But perhaps there is none because there are no words strong enough to name that moment. Like every mother since the first mother, I was overcome and bereft, exalted and ravaged. I had crossed over from girlhood. I beheld myself as an infant in my mother’s arms, and caught a glimpse of my own death. I wept without knowing whether I rejoiced or mourned. My mothers and their mothers were with me as I held my baby.”

-The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

becky said...

oh amy!! he is so precious and lovely and beautiful. these are precious. can't believe how big monie looks.... seriously?!

and i love what kaelee said above, perfect.

jonahliza said...

congrats on the new addition to the family! baby louie is so cute, and i love those lil mustache shoes. cant wait until i become a mother :) i love reading your inspiring blog. thank you!

andrea said...

He's perfect Amy! That little guy is going to be very spoiled by his big sisters. And I love that picture of you and Chris and baby. You look beautiful.

sarah marie. said...

oh amy these are all perfect. and it must be nice to look like that after giving birth.

Mary said...

everyday was a treasure. i love you and your sweet family.

The Hansens said...

AMY! I can't even tell you how obsessed I am with the 2nd picture of you, Chris and Louie.....it is probably the most precious beautiful pic I have ever seen. You can feel the love and little piece of heaven that was there and you look sooooo incredibly gorgeous;0 I have a little something for him and I have been dying to meet him and see you guys so I will call you when we get back in town!

Leah said...

Of course you look hot after giving birth.

He's a beauty. Can't wait to meet him.

Rachel Holste said...

oh my goodness Amy... no one should look that beautiful for just having a baby... you are beautiful mama!!! as for your little one... he couldn't be more precious.. I couldn't be more happier for you!!!!

mushbelly said...

So beautiful!! Congratulations! Seeing the picture of you holding him in the hospital bed right after he was born.....kinda makes me want to do it all again!!