Monday, August 15, 2011

Family of Five :)

Here we are!

We are alive and well and loving life! I'm so thankful for my awesome husband. He's been right by my side the whole time, making the transition incredibly smooth and healing from a surgery as good as it can be. Case in point, I woke up from a nap today to a clean house! It's the little things that makes me happy!

Blessed beyond measure...
So, my 'story' is pretty boring. I guess it all starts back with Cydni... I labored all day with her and it ended in an emergency c-section. With Amelia, I would've tried a v-bac if I went into labor on my own before 39 weeks... I didn't, so at 39 weeks, I had another c-section. With Elijah, we just signed up for the c-section at 39 weeks. I'm sad that I'll never have the natural birth experience, but I'm incredibly thankful for uneventful pregnancies that ended in the result of three beautiful, healthy babies! :)

Bright and early on Thursday morning, we headed to the hospital!

Me at 39 weeks.

This picture is out of order, but... Elijah, meet the world... World, meet Elijah.
He's pretty sweet and pretty daggon special. :)
One very excited Daddy.
And, a proud momma
It was a crazy, fast morning and by 7:45, I was staring at this perfect little boy.

Cloud 9.
Matt put him up to my face and he tried making out with me! :) It was hilarious.
My favorite picture of the day.
This is a close second.
Proud Papa!
We have this same picture with Amelia.
Proud Mama.

She l.o.v.e.s. him!
Mimi loves him too, just in shorter increments. :)
Had a little fit in the hospital room and I had to take a picture.
So happy to see us!

The whole Naville clan tie-dyed shirts as a family the week before.
I can't wait to break Eli's out!
Big Sis'!
It's amazing how having a baby makes your other kiddo's grow-up over-night!
Love 'my girls!'
We had a nasty little storm come thru on Saturday.
The hospital was running on generators for quite awhile!
God is so good and there's nothing better to prove that than holding a newborn baby while looking out at a double rainbow!
Going home! Couldn't wait to love on all my babies at once!

So surreal!
First morning. They love having a baby boy in the house.
You'll catch Cyd saying, 'It's ok, boy!' :)
Changing so much already!

Remember that awesome hubby I was talking about?
Our first few days have been awesome. It really seems like he's been with us this whole time. It all is just so natural right now. I can't imagine life any better.... even if I am waking up multiple times in the middle of the night! :) haha

My cup runneth over!

Much Love!


The Ledfords said...

Andrea (and family) - You are all so blessed. What a beautiful family you have. Your love glows. I had tears in my eyes reading this post. I am so happy for you!
Enjoy each precious moment!
Ashley (Roth) Ledford

Courtney said...

congratulations andrea! he is perfect! you have a beautiful family!!!

kate said...

you look great mama! can't wait to meet him. congrats once again!!

katy said...

Congratulations! I love all of the pictures, and Cyd's fit in the hospital room. :) K did the same thing when Bee was born. I can't believe you have three already, you are one brave mama! I need another year to get to that point. ;)

The Utley Crew said...

Oh, Andrea! He is perfect! I love all of the pictures! Congrats, to you all!! :)

the lewis gang said...

why am i just now seeing this post??????? what a beautiful boy he is!! and yes, having a new baby makes the other ones grow up overnight! i'm so glad everything went so well for you. healthy babies are a blessing no matter how they come out! i'm ready for new pics now!! :)