On July 29th, 2012 at 1:04 am, we welcomed Nolan Benjamin into our arms. He was 6 pounds 12 ounces and with a full head of dark hair. Needless to say I have been spending my hours holding, cuddling and in general just being in awe of him.
Here he is. Look at all that beautiful hair!
Tiny footprints with the extra ink on Kyle's arm
Moved into our Mother Baby room
A few hours after meeting each other for the first time
First day home. Hadn't taken the wrist bands off yet
Nolan was about two weeks old here. Off to Meet my Grandma for the first time
Four generations together. It has been my dream for my Grandma to meet my children. She is such a big part of my life, and I couldn't imagine her not meeting him
I can see so much love in this photo
Nolan's one month photo
Two month photo
2 week newborn photo shoot. He had all this amazing peach fuzz all over his arms and back
Oh how I love this photo. I have it in black and white in the dining room
He held his hand out perfectly so we placed our wedding rings in his hand
Nolan is sitting in a family steam trunk and laying on a blanket I was given from India. I always wanted to have his photo taken in the trunk
Sitting together in his rocking chair
My mom made his onesie with this adorable polka dot tie! We grabbed a basket and some books from the living room and voila, instant photo set!
About a week old, snuggling with me
We had a little bit of jaundice, so Nolan got to do some sun bathing his first week
Proud Grandparents! My mom likes to wear bold shirts with Nolan so he watches her!
2 weeks old
About a month old here, lounging on the Boppy
Finished watching Daddy's kickball game
His shirt says it all, "Sooooo big!"
Nolan around 3 months. 15 lbs, woo hoo!
Sitting around with Daddy
Modeling his awesome Bum Genius diapers. His shirt say "Diaper loading, please wait"
Nolan and I recovering after his 2 month shots
Great Grandma's 90th Birthday!
Love those chubby cheeks!
Happy Halloween! and 3 months old!
We didn't take Nolan trick or treating but he did have an adorable plump pumpkin costume that we wore for all of 10 minutes
Our unhappy pumpkin!
Annual family hay ride
And we end with my favorite photo of his to date. I keep this photo on my desk at work and look at his every chance I get
I sincerely hope to continue to add more posts to the blog. We are still adding to the house and making it feel more like home but with a little one, you never know how much free time you can expect. Realistically I wont be posting every week but as much as I can I will try (I will try!)