We had a baby, it’s a boy!

Allow me to introduce our little man, Nolan Matthew!

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No, I haven’t been pregnant for twelve months, though it may seem that way as I up and left this space without so much as an update since 33 weeks of pregnancy!  If having a baby isn’t the best excuse to let things take a back seat here, I’m not sure what is!

Gosh, of course there is just so much to update about my life as a new mom, so many things I want to tell you about this little human who has just completely and utterly rocked our world and who has made my heart fuller than I ever imagined.

I’ll start with the basics, and maybe over the next few weeks (maybe?) I’ll be able to catch up and back track a bit… (or not!).  Maybe I’ll just end up picking right up where we are right now, and go from there.

In doing that, I will share with you one of my favorite pictures of Nolan…

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Smiling!  And this was after his two month shots!

Nolan Matthew was born on May 11, 2016 at 7:32 PM.  He weighed in at 7lb 9oz, and was 20.5 inches long.  Just a couple weeks ago at his 2 month checkup, he weighed 12lb 13.3oz, and was 24.5 inches long!  Little man is growing up a storm, and time is flying by so fast!

I’m not sure I can truly put in to words how full my heart feels since Nolan joined our lives and made us a family of three.  Each day you feel so much love for this little person, yet each day you find you love him more than the last!  My heart literally feels like it could explode with love! We are just so very blessed and so overwhelmed with joy.

Here’s a few more pictures, and then I think I’m going to call it a day, but I promise from here forward to come back with new posts and updates.  I have things I’d love to write about!, like how my life has changed since becoming a mom, the balancing act of new parenthood, how having a baby has changed our relationship as a couple, how my body has changed!, thoughts on going back to work in less than three weeks (sniff!), and so much more.  I hope you’ll read along and share in this new journey with us!  To my old blog friends who I used to keep up with regularly- you are not forgotten and I hope you are all well!  Now that a bit of a routine is starting to take shape around here, I hope to be able to get back to blogging a bit more, as it’s always been something I’ve enjoyed, no matter how much time I take off, coming back always feels good.

Cheers!

ONE MONTH!

ONE MONTH!

Smiles!

Smiles!

Chillin' in the sun...

Chillin’ in the sun…

My heart.

My heart.

TWO MONTHS!

TWO MONTHS!

Party of three.

Party of three.