Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Jude








On December 1st at 7:05pm at the American Fork hospital I gave birth to another gorgeous creature. Well I don't know if I can really say I gave birth - they went in and fished him out. He never saw it coming and I did no pushing so I didn't really birth him in the traditional sense. Nevertheless he is here and oh my goodness is he amazing.

I am so totally overwhelmed with love. I exist constantly on the verge of tears because I love him so much and I feel like I can't express it properly. The innocence and purity in his sweet expression is all consuming. He is perfect. He is so so beautiful and so perfect. I am so lucky to have this wonderful little precious gift at Christmas time. Don't even get me started on the fact that it is Christmas time! I sit next to our lovely glowing tree at three in the morning and feed my beautiful perfect baby at night. It is the highlight of my day, that three o'clock feeding. We listen to Christmas music and watch Christmas movies and cuddle all day long. I will never forget having a newborn at Christmas time. It is magical.

This morning I was changing his tiny nonexistent bum and he peed AND pooped all over me and my sheets and his last remaining clean outfit that was sitting folded next to his head. That part wasn't so magical, but it was pretty dang funny.

I'm not going to lie, four is proving to be difficult! Especially the 21 month old. We are not free from stress and chaos but his sister and brothers LOVE him. The most common phrase at our house at the moment is "Can I hold the baby?" Even Finn is extremely loving and gentle. He brings me diapers and burp cloths and says "There go!" (There you go) Darling. I love my children. They all have such good, sweet spirits. I love my family. I'm so grateful for every single one of them. I am so lucky to have such an amazing family. And my wonderful, helpful husband. It is so fun to share this amazing time with him.

So we are happy. And healthy. And sleep deprived. And we are loving every chaotic moment of it. Merry Christmas!

Lilly

14 comments:

Katie and Travis Melser said...

He is such a good looking little guy! I can't wait to meet him in a couple weeks. I am sure you will hear many more, "Can I hold the Baby?" whhile we are there.

charlotte said...

Sooo cute! And you look beautiful as always, punk! That picture of him in the stocking looks like my baby pictures. Weird!

The Gibbs said...

why do you look so perfect after having a baby? seriously...christmas pjs and all. you rock my world.

jayna said...

What a wondrous holiday gift for you guys! And I LOVE all the pictures and Christmas sentiments.

In my humble opinion, December born children are EXTRA special...

Congratulations! xoxoxox

Jennifer said...

Love it! And love you! Congrats!

Carrie Hellewell said...

He is a handsome little devil. I want to come back and snuggle him s'more. Those pictures are to die for adorable. I love him already. And soon enough I will provide his best friend...or wife. Either way.

Lopez Love said...

Lilly you look beautiful!! And so does your cute family! Congratulations on your new little one. And Merry Christmas!

Di said...

Oh Lills, he really is a cute little man. He reminds me lots of Finn, I could be wrong but that's what he looks like to me so far. I'm glad everything is going so well. Miss you. Have a great christmas with your new addition.

Zach and Codi said...

Congratulations you guys!! So happy for you and your family! He is so adorable and you all look fabulous!

Beth said...

I love him and want to hold him. :)

Susan said...

Adorable, just adorable. But tell Carrie that his future wife was born 4 months ago. :)

Natalie said...

He is beautiful, Lilly. And so are you! How do you manage to look so perfect right after you have a baby?!?

Wellness Group said...

congrats on a new addition! your family is beautiful and so are you :) we missed you all this christmas. hope it was fantastic. -the reeders

The Cannons said...

I will never forget how festive you are. I love that you are wearing Christmas pajamas, have the little guy in a stocking and a Christmas quilt to top it all off. I remember when Sadie was born how you added some pink in the picture at the hospital to make it look better. I'm so glad you did! It would have been so gloomy with out you there! What an adorable family. You all look wonderful. Congratulations!