I meant to blog much earlier than this, but better late than never I suppose!
Our son, Elijah, was born May 16, 2013 at 8:59 am, weighing in at 7lbs 5oz and 21 inches long. It was the happiest moment of my life! The delivery went smooth and our lives have been completely changed for the better since!
|Elijah Lee Allen|
Elijah had to spend an extra day in the nursery due to jaundice, but we are able to come home May 19, 2013.
We are such proud parents! I am so blessed to have such a wonderful and loving husband, and now to have a beautiful son in our lives. I can't help but remind myself everyday that things happen for a reason, and God has a plan.
Sorry, I had a sappy moment... It happens a lot these days. I am inclined to blame it on the hormones :)
|Finally home, May 19, 2013|
|Aunt Gwen and Cousin Ainsley|
|Grandma Crews (Mimaw) and Cousin Chase|
|Uncle Dave, Aunt Tonya, and Cousin Chase|
|My BFF Kim's daughter Baylee|
Since he was born, not even 6 weeks ago, Elijah has been to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park twice, the Denver Zoo, the Denver Aquarium, the Museum of Nature and Science, and even to his first movie, Monster's University. He slept through most of it, but he was so good. He is a wonderful baby, hardly every fusses and is easy to travel with. I hope this is a good sign and he stays that way! We have lots to see and do!!!
We have enjoyed all the visitors coming to see him and I have really enjoyed my 6 weeks of maternity leave. Tomorrow I go back to work and Elijah goes to daycare. As much as I would love to stay home with him, a small part of me (very small part) is ready to go back to work. I love my job so much (plus, we need 2 incomes).
I love these times of cuddling and smiles more than anything and I am really looking forward to all the places we will get to travel and all the adventures Colorado has in store for our family!