November 10, 2009

little

how come no one warned me how much I would adore him?
well, in all fairness, some of you just might have warned me. many of you have asked for details of the birth, so here's the short version. I went into labor at 3 a.m. on sunday and after a long walk in balboa park and several warm baths at home we finally made it to the hospital by 8 p.m. and the little guy was born on monday morning just before 10. that's a lot of hours. let me tell you.
he weighed 8 pounds 10 ounces and was 21 inches long. you should see how his clothes fit - it's quite funny because he's really tall but skinny. luckily, he's a great eater so he's fattening up nicely (those cheeks and lips kill me).
this last week has included lots of late night feedings, plenty of kisses and (probably) gallons of tears shed from gratitude for a healthy, sweet baby (though I'm sure hormones contributed as well). I'm not gonna lie - it's hard but it's so worth it.
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21 comments:

  1. Congratulations! He's darling!
    My first took a while, too. Water broke at 6am on a wed. And he was born at 330pm the next day (33 1/2 hours).
    Glad everything went well, hope your getting some rest. :)

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  2. He is absolutely precious! And you look gorgeous in that picture! Call me anytime... I want to hear all of the details about your new little bundle of joy!! It's funny because motherhood really is so hard but so wonderful and worth it!

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  3. Congrats Liz! He is darling! Enjoy every second! And don't forget the laundry, dishes, really can just wait.

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  4. He's an absolute doll, Elizabeth! He's already changed so much. I need to get over there and squeeze him. As soon we're done with these colds! Ugh!

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  5. oh...josh and I figured the little guy came!!!! Congrats you guys!! He is just absolutely perfect!!!

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  6. He's beautiful. I'm allowed to say that about a boy, right? Well, he is beautiful so I said it. You're a lucky lady.

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  7. You look so pretty! I am glad things are going well.

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  8. He is so beautiful and you look so fantastic!! I love those cheeks and lips, very kissable!

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  9. Short story BUT well written. Congratualations to both of you.... You made a beautiful baby!

    PS William is one of my favorites names (I don't like short names and I totally dislike nicknames but I adore the short-version Liam.)

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  10. He's adorable. That's a beautiful pic of you and William=)

    Congrats again.

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  11. What a beautiful post. Congrats on your new bundle of joy.

    ♥Nely

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  12. What a special time for all three of you. Smooch away!

    Take lots of pictures. You'll never regret it, especially in this digital age.

    Eternal love is such a blessing.

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  13. He is SO adorable!!! I am so obsessed with lips on babies and your little guy has GREAT lips! I would love on those cheeks and lips as much as possible because it is amazing how fast they grow up. You both look great! Congrats!

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  14. Congratulations! What a blessing it is to have your sweet little William in the world. He is so, so precious.

    I don't think that I've ever commented before. I found your blog through Nie's a while back and I visit yours from time to time. I realize how creepy that sounds. Sorry! I really should have said something before now.

    Anyway, I'm so very happy for you and your family and of course for William as well. What a lucky little boy he is.

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  15. Oh goodness what a long labor but what a precious little guy. He is adorable. I have to agree with you and everyone else I LOVE those kissable cheeks and lips. I'm so excited for you and hope all is going well. You're right, it's hard but totally worth it. I'm excited to hear your stories of motherhood.

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  16. He's beautiful....I was very inspired to see the pic of you and him...I can't believe we are at this stage in life.

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  17. Lizzie,

    You are so beautiful! And William perfect in every way. Hope you enjoy every second:)

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  18. Liz, to be honest, I think a lot of newborns look pruney (mine included). But your little guy is gorgeous! Way to go. It does get easier...I swear. Just write it all down, because it is fun to laugh about how insane you were, when you return to sanity in, oh- about a year. Hang in there. Get a Blockbuster account and catch up on every movie you've been wanting to see your whole life. Seriously-
    it works.

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  19. Melissa {Roit} Miles here. Maybe you remember me from Mesa High, but maybe not... Well, I've been reading your blog for a bit now {I just happened upon it one day & keep coming back}. I just wanted to say that this post brought tears to my eyes {that first picture, especially}. Beautifully written {as many of your posts are}! Congratulations on your handsome little man! And thanks for continuing to inspire {me} with your posts.

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  20. Liz I am a friend of Dave's Congratulations he is beautiful! I would agree its hard work but nothing in life is better. I can see Dave in him. Congratulations!

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