Monday, May 25, 2009

Welcome Collin

I would like to introduce our son, Collin Grey.

Born Friday May 22 at 11:27 am. 7 pounds, 3 ounces, 21 inches tall.


Just born.


Proud big sister.

Daddy time.



Proud Grandma.

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I am writing this post from my hospital bed. Got to love Wi-Fi.

Collin is perfect. He seems to be healthy in every way. He is so soft, so tiny, so lovely. He reminds me of Lydia when she was born. It is still surreal to me. I have a son. He just stares at me, and I at him. I think he must know who I am.

Shane has stayed at the hospital with me, which has been a huge help. I forgot how painful the c-section incision and after-birth pains can be. I just wish my bed was big enough for him to cuddle up with me. If anyone ever needed to be held, it is a women who just gave birth.

So here we are, suddenly in the whirlwind of having a newborn. It is a small miracle that at the same moment that you are exhausted, scared and in pain, you can be hopelessly and deliriously happy.

44 comments:

April J. said...

Congratulations. He is absolutely handsome!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ What a beautiful baby! Congratulations!!! He has the same b-day as my youngest... I love that picture of Lydia and Collin so sweet!!!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ P.S. YOU LOOK FABULOUS!!!

Misty said...

YAY!!! Congratulations! I have been checking to see if you have posted anything! He is ADORABLE!!! He reminds me of Lydia too. As soon as I saw that first picture, I thought he looked like her! I know what a sweet time this is for you. I loved the newborn stage. I loved holding my boys and just staring at their cute, sweet, soft faces. Sometimes, I miss that so much! Enjoy every moment! Can't wait to see all of the fun times this little fellow brings to your life!

dim-frog said...

Congratulations!!! He is a beautiful baby.

dougandcheryl said...

Congratulations!! He is perfect.

Swint said...

Congrats! That is fantastic, we are so happy for you.

Jacky said...

Oh Natalie, he is so precious! Hope you recover quickly and enjoy your TWO little ones now! Lydia and Collin look so sweet together in that one picture. =)

Paige said...

Congratulations, Natalie! He's beautiful!

Moonjava said...

So adorable! Congratulations!

beba said...

Natalie,
He is so beautiful! I love that first picture of his sweet little face.

Kelley said...

congrats he is so handome!

Laura said...

Oh he is so beautiful! (...and so are you :) Enjoy all your sweet baby cuddles!

Jill said...

hooray! congratulations! what an adorable little family of four! he's absolutely beautiful just like his big sis!

Jessica [Mommy to a 3 yr old drama queen] said...

Congrats he is adorable!

Sara Clifton said...

I've been checking every day, waiting for these pictures. I LOVE HIM so much already!!! He looks a lot like newborn Lydia. So perfect. I am counting the days until I can be there with you all. xoxo.

100 Percent Cottam said...

congrats! he's a beaut!

Jessica said...

Congrats! He is precious. I like the photo of him with Lydia and his tongue sticking out.

Madeline and Family said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for your family.

Rachel said...

Congrats!! Love all the photos, that is so true if any one need to be cuddle it is a women that just gave birth. I hope you feel up to yourself soon. Love all of your post and take it easy.

Whimsical Creations said...

Congratulations!! What a beautiful baby boy!

beth said...

Congratulations! You did well!

Ashley said...

Congratulations! He is adorable! You all look very happy! Lydia makes a beautiful big sister. :)

Hannah LaRue said...

Congratulations on your cute baby boy!

Kandi said...

Congratulations on your baby boy! He is beautiful. Get lots of rest and take care.

Life with boys... said...

Welcome baby Collin, he is just adorable and I love the pic of big sis holding him, look how proud she is! Congrats and can't wait to watch him grow!

Chris said...

I'm so happy for you! Congratulations on your perfect little boy! He's absolutely adorable--as if he wouldn't be! :)

Amy said...

Congratulations! He's a beauty, and you look great, too!

Lisa said...

He IS a cutie!! What a proud big sister he has!!

Congratulations to you and your precious family!!!


Lisa
(mom of 3 boys in Colorado)

amydear said...

Yeah! Glad he arrived safely. Fun to see your mom too; enjoy her visit. I love his name!

Nate and Amy Family said...

Congratulations Natalie! He is so precious! So happy that it went well and you have a beautiful little boy! How exciting. Love you!

Kathleen W. said...

Congratulations Natalie! You look amazing, and that baby is so adorable. I'm glad that everything went well and that you're recovering with your beautiful family.

Nama said...

Congrats, Natalie! He's so precious and you look fabulous! Can I look like that when I give birth, too?

Enjoy your new little family! :)

Tamara B. said...

Congratulations to you and your family, he is so precious!

Cindy said...

congrats on your new baby boy. I love my little boy after having 2 girls. He's only 5 months, but I sure can tell he's all boy already. He's been my best baby so far so hopefully maybe it's a boy thing and Collin will be a little easier on you then Lydia was at this age. Collin is adorable

Amy said...

Congrats! He is precious!

Gilbert Family said...

Congratulations! He is so beautiful and I love his name. Good luck on your recovery!

Brett, Juliann, and Mae said...

He is a very handsome boy. Congrats! Hope you are recovery well.

Heather said...

Your son is beautiful! Congratulations!

Brittany said...

Oh my goodness! He is one handsome little baby boy! The picture of Lydia and Collin is priceless... she seems so excited to finally meet her little bro! Congrats! :) Hope you recover quickly!

Adam Archibald Family said...

He is adorable! Congratulations!

heather said...

Congratulations! Collin is beautiful...and you look beautiful too resting there in that hospital bed.

LOLiTA said...

Congrats Natalie, Shane & Lydia! He is adorable!

ZogLady said...

Congratulations!!! He's wonderful (sorry for being behind on this news.. Haven't been blogging for awhile).....

And I adore the photo of the 'big sister' with her baby brother sticking out his tongue!!!

<3 Excellent work!

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