Thursday, August 06, 2009

Home finally!

I am (of course) utterly exhausted...blissfully happy...but I had to at least post some pics for you guys.

And later on (not today!) I promise to post my birth story. I'll say this, I can NOT complain about labor and birth. I will definitely do this again if I get another adorable little bundle of love out of it.





I was in labor a total of nine hours and pushed thirty minutes and then the best moment of my life happened. I am still am in awe of this little creature that Daryl and I created. I look at Hunter and see Daryl's nose, my chin, Daryl's brow, and my long fingers and toes. AMAZING.




I am so, so in love. And my favorite moments so far? Watching Daryl--big, strong, tough Daryl--laying with the baby on his chest, skin to skin, telling him how much he loves his "little man".

37 comments:

Julie said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!
Love that little guy. Em can't stop telling everyone how cute he is and how soft his head is!!

photogirl218 said...

He is BEAUTIFUL! I think he looks like Daryl. I'm so happy for you guys. Enjoy every minute!

Love carsa

Birdee said...

OMG April, He is so freaking CUTE!!
I'm grinning ear to ear for you!!
Congratulations hunny!!!!

My Two Army Brats said...

Awww Congratulations! He looks perfect!

Kat said...

Such a gorgeous little man! I am so happy for you!!! What a little cutie. :)

Try and rest up as much as you can!

OHmommy said...

Congrats. Congrats. Congrats! Enjoy him... he is precious.

Morgan said...

I'm freaking crying for you! I remember the feeling and know what your heart is feeling right now...it's almost like your heart cant take it huh?

He is SOOOOOO adorable! I remember when I had Mason I fell in love all over again seeing Kevin hold his son. I promise you that you will never ever feel anything this beautiful again, well until another one comes along! :) Love you guys! Congrats!

Peeveme said...

Thanks you for posting pics even though you must be exhausted and busy.

K13 said...

He's adorable!!! Great pictures!! Glad everything went well for you!!!

Flea said...

Thank you for posting photos! Congratulations! He's gorgeous! And there's nothing more beautiful than seeing papa and baby snuggled like that. :) I'm so happy for you all!

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

What a little doll! He is adorable, and I love the overwhelming love and joy that is evident from the expressions on yours and Daryl's faces.

(And I felt the exact same way after each of my labor and deliveries - pregnancy SUCKED, but I would labor and deliver again in a heartbeat!)

Congratulations!

Poltzie said...

Oh, I am thrilled for you! Don't you just wonder now how you lived without this for so long! Hunter is SO handsome! Good work Mama, you sure made a good one!

Amy said...

He looks just like Big D, congrats!

Sarah said...

He is absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations!

Kori said...

Oh he's just absolutely precious. And you my dear look elated. Beautiful.

Stephanie said...

OH my goodness..he is beautiful! Thanks so much for taking a minute to update us and share that precious face with us!!
Enjoy every second with him..we will be here when you get settled!!

Shadow said...

I follow your blog for few months and saw how special this pregnancy is to both of you.
It is an honor to be able to see your world and all the love you have in it. Beautiful baby and parents I have to say. I wish all the happiness in the world for mom, dad and that god sent baby.
Thank you for sharing so much beauty with the world.
God bless.

Heidi Renée said...

The one of Hunter and Daryl did me in. Too sweet for words.

Cecily R said...

Ooooooo congratualtions!! He is beautiful. Enjoy this time...I LOVE newborns. Everything just feels warm and happy around them. :)

Robyn said...

Aw, such a sweetie.

Fidgeting Gidget said...

He's so cute! The picture of you and him is great...you look so proud. And I love daddy/baby pics, too. How special!

Sarah R said...

He's so beautiful! Congratulations again!!! (I am jealous you were only in labor for 9 hours--that's awesome, especially for a first-timer!)

the cubicle's backporch said...

Yay!! Congratulations! I'm glad everything went well!!

Dizzy Vizzy said...

Aww!!! He's so cute!! And you can feel the love raidating through the pix!!

Stephanie said...

Oh April he is just too precious! Look at that sweet face. Many many many congrats to you and Daryl!!

ALF said...

Congratulations to you and Daryl! Glad you're home and doing well.

Heather said...

just for the record i was in labor for 9 hours as well and pushed for about 45 minutes...great feeling, better one is when my second came around i was in labor for 2 hours and 24 minutes and that included the 3 pushes it took to get him out LOL. so the next time may be even quicker for you if your story is so similar to mine now ;)!
enjoy that little baby!

kittyconcerto said...

I'm THRILLED for your new family! He does look like Daryl! These pics make me teary eyed. Thanks for posting so quickly. Your a super woman!!!

*My captcha is RESTR. So you should rest. Captcha says so.

3 Peas in a Pod said...

Congratulations April! Hunter is just beautiful. I'm so happy you're home and everything went well. Been thinking of you.

Much love from NJ,
Sue
xoxo

bekah said...

CONGRATS!!! He is just adorable!! Ive been on vacation and I was hoping i would come home to this wonderful news!!!!!

Cathy said...

April, he is so beautiful. Congratulations again! The three of you are going to be soooo happy. I hope you can get a bit of sleep now that you are home, and like Vizma said, you really can feel the love from those pix!

Krystyn said...

What a handsome little man. He looks like Big D!

And, 9 hours! You are so lucky!

nancy said...

He is breathtaking. Congratulations! And welcome to the world little man.

~hugs and kisses~

Emily Jean said...

He is perfect! and beautiful!! Congrats! Can't believe he is here! Can't wait to see more pics!

Rachel said...

How wonderful! Congratulations! :)

Jaina said...

Awwww. Oh April, he's so cute! LOVE that picture of him sleeping with Big D.

Tiaras said...

MANY CONGRATS!!!