Saturday, October 10, 2009

Baby Eli

I can't believe he is finally here! Our baby Elijah arrived October 5. It was such an amazing experience. I was so full of peace, love and gratitude after having him. I feel so blessed.

It is deja vu all the time. He reminds me so much of Samuel. Even though his hair is dark and Samuel has been blond since day one, they are so similar. They have the same look to them. They make the same faces and are very close in size. After Samuel being induced a week late I had no intentions of having Eli early, so when I went into labor 11 days before he was due I didn't take it too seriously at first. At 8lbs 15oz I am so glad he came when he did.

I am the last one who would have guessed I'd have two little boys, but I love it!







18 comments:

Amy M. said...

Aah! I can't believe he's already here. Congratulations! He is beautiful! He does look like Samuel. Enjoy your new fresh-from-heaven baby. Those are such precious, sweet moments.

The Arbuckle's said...

Congrats! I can't believe he came that early and was a whopping 9lbs. What a cute little boy.

Brittany said...

Congratulations you guys!

ryan and laura said...

congrats! hes beautiful!

The Richards Family said...

Congrats and good luck! 2 is so much fun but so so so busy! Hopefully I will be able to meet your boys one day!

Darleen said...

AWww...look at him all swaddled up. I see he already has a favorite blankie. I can't believe he came so early! Very precious and sweet. Congrats!

Lisa R.D. said...

I'm so excited to see these pictures! He is darling... but we didn't expect any less. Can't wait to meet him!

The Checketts Glue said...

He looks so precious. We are so happy for your family. Those are sweet pictures. Congratulation!

Steph said...

Congrats!

JT and Lizzie Davis said...

Congrats! He is darling! You are such a sweet Mom!

Crafts Blog said...

I am so glad you posted pictures, the phone camera didn't do justice!Congratulations!! He is Adorable, what beautiful eyes!! Samuel looks like he is already a great big brother!!

Barnes said...

Congrats! I am so glad you went early, 8 lbs is a pretty good sized baby! (both my boys were that too). Hope you guys are adjusting well. Life with two is quite a change. After about 5 weeks I finally felt like I had the hang of it.

Berrett's said...

Congrats Ashley!! He is adorable and i love that last picture with his feet!! good luck. :)

tina

Cheristy said...

Adorable! We can't wait to see him!

East said...

Ash, he is beautiful. Can't wait to see him. I am so proud of you and all you do. You are such a great mom, and wife, and master Chef (Matt...I can't believe you said that).

Enjoy the sleepless newborn stage... I remember it well. Bouncy chairs, onsies, and baby Einstien all day! No talking back, refusing to eat and sleep and arguing with each other. These newborn time are the precious times! I love you. PC

Ski Mother said...

Matt and Ashley CONGRATULATIONS! My mom just told us today that you had Eli. 9 pounds is insane! Eli is beautiful(ly handsome)...(if he reads this when he is a teenager)! The pictures of Samuel and Eli together are just cute! I wish we lived closer, but I know we will see you soon...I hope. Love ya, Lauri and Elisa and our families.

chelsea b james said...

oh my elijah is sooo cute! did u go natural again?

hunnimiu said...

your baby super cute awwwww i wanna bite his cheeks :)