Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Wolf pack

I'm outnumbered three to one, but don't mind it one bit.  All my boys cuddled together makes a momma's heart melt. 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

In like a lion out like a lamb?

We're not sure that the old adage that March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb applies to Charlotte's unseasonably chilly weather the past few days.  But it was the perfect excuse to cuddle James Robert up in his very special knit swaddle.  He spent hours nestled in the beautifully handmade gift- special thanks to Aunt Kathy.   

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Your Birth Story

We went to the hospital on the evening of March 2nd crossing our fingers that it was time for you to arrive.  With consistent contractions, but little progression, we were sent home to wait.  It was a long couple of hours before your Dad decided that I was in too much pain and we needed to head back to the hospital.
It was 3am on March 3rd when they gave us the ticket to stay and we were overjoyed that we would meet you that day!

We went through 3 nurse shifts and 2 doctor shifts while we tried to patiently wait for you to arrive.

And after about 27 hours of laboring, the doctor let us know that you were too big to be delivered without a c-section.  I was so tired, but SO happy that I would soon meet you for the first time.  It was surreal to hold you after so long and instantly we fell in love.
You surprised us with a full head of dark hair and weighing in at 8 lbs and 14 oz!!
Your Grandpa and Gram Gerber came to visit around 2am as soon as we left the recovery room.
And your Nana and Grandpa Leanderson arrived in Charlotte the next day.

We stayed in the hospital a few more days and savored spending time with you. 

You and your Dad had an instant bond.
We brought you home a few days later and were overjoyed to have both sets of your Grandparents there to adore you.
Our lives were instantly changed for the better the moment you came into the world.  An incredible love that we didn't know existed filled our hearts.  You are a blessing that brings us immense gratitude for God's grace.  We can't wait to fill your life full of love and incredible memories. 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Thank you to Aunt Mary Donohue for the beautiful handmade sweater and hat!  

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

James Robert's Nursery

We had a wonderful time putting together James Robert's nursery.  It's full of sentimental items such as Mat's guitar, a New Zealand sheep skin and vintage golf clubs.  An eclectic collection of images and items that commemorate our travels that we hope will bring joy and memories.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Welcome James Robert

Our 8 lbs 14 oz bundle of joy, James Robert, arrived on March 3rd and we couldn't be more in love.  Welcome to the world, little one! 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Week 39

this is my reaction to waiting for you....
hurry up and get here!