James brother, Mark, and his family came to visit. They are going to welcome their third baby in May.
(Mark, Merilee, Mailee, and Brick)
My sister, Lisa and her daughter Caitlin also stopped by.
While James was home on his paternity leave (yes his awesome company gives him time off for the baby! WHOOHOO for me!), he decided it was a good time to be lazy and grow a beard.
While I think he grows a good beard, I just personally don’t really like facial hair. I was SOOOO happy to kiss him when he shaved it all off!
Just a few things I thought of today:
My two beautfiful and healthy children.
My husband who is the love of my life.
My husband's job that provides for me to be at home with our kids-
this is more recent and I'm especially thankful for it.
My father who is beating the odds everyday.
My own health and having a really good delivery.
God's love for me.
These are just a few things on my mind today.
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Sadly, Grandma was out of town during the birth. But she was able to stop by a few days later when they got back.
Here is Ben being held by his Great Grandma Dorn (James’ maternal grandma) and his Grandma Ransom (James’ mom).
Hmm where did she learn this from?
A cute shot of big sis:
We came home Sunday. Here are a few pictures still at the hospital and a few at home. The hospital was great, but I was soooo ready to come home. My furniture is WAY more comfortable. And it is nice not to have your blood pressure taken every few hours!
Check out the cute hat made by my crafty friend Lacey!
The stats card:
The picture below is a little deceiving. I took it to show how little he is in the hospital bassinet thing. But from the picture he actually looks really big to me.
Big sis loves our new baby!
Today was filled with visitors. First off my awesome friend Jessi rescued me from hospital food by bringing a fab lunch up. Then she stayed and watched the baby so I could shower and James could take Sariah home for her nap.
And yep she indulged the goofy photo tradition.
As a side note, this is Sariah eating….my butter that came with the roll. Yes straight butter in the little tub.
It was hard to catch him awake during this time, but I got this one!
Trying again for the family photo- limited cooperation from Sariah at this point.
Our buds the RitterBs are so awesome and spend part of their date with us that night!
We didn’t even tell them about the goofy photos. They did these poses all on their own! hehehe Okay just kidding we told them, but they did come up with their own poses!
Proud Grandpa Ransom even got a little smile out of Ben in this photo!
So here are the first pictures of Benjamin. All taken the day he was born:
Sadly, I didn’t get one with my nurse this time, because they pulled her to a C-section right after I gave birth. But she was the real hero that day! Her name was Amelia and she ROCKED!!
The official weight:
He wasn’t too happy with being poked.
One cool part of the day was that my dad was able to be there for the birth. Normally, my mom is the one there to help, but with all the things that happened around his birth she wasn’t able to take off work. So my dad came up and was there, which was really special for me. And also special because Benjamin gets his middle name (Hays) from my dad.
My mom came up as soon as school let out. She did have to wait a little bit for him to finish his bath, but then she got to hold her newest grandson.
She didn’t like my IV much, but did enjoy counting my 3 “bracelets”.
Our friends Cat and Randy were able to stop by that night to check out the new baby.
Here is our first attempts at a goofy family photo. Background story. James doesn’t like that everyone always is so “serious” in pictures with new babies. So he requires a goofy photo with the baby. (Yes, my husband is weird but I do indulge this request.)