November 16, 2011

My beautiful things

We had a baby yesterday.

His name is Caleb Lamont Mayes and he is perfection wrapped up in a polka-dot blanket under a thick head of dark hair.
He arrived at 8:39 a.m., weighing in at 8 pounds, 7 ounces and stretching to 21.5 inches.

He is healthy and strong and my heart was immediately filled with the goodness of knowing my baby is safe.

We couldn't hold him right away but he instantly stopped crying when Joe spoke to him. 

He knows his daddy and his daddy loves his son.
And then there's this little girl.

She is beyond thrilled to finally see and touch and hold her baby brother.
This is my family. This is my heart.
We have a son named Caleb and we are completely smitten.

"You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us."

12 comments:

Jon & Janna said...

Love you all so much!!!!!! He's perfect!

Katy @ KatySheCooks said...

He is so beautiful!! Seriously -- and while I never knew Madeline as a wee one, I feel like I see her little face in his ; )

So glad he's here, and you are now fully a family of four.

Wonderful name!

Megan said...

Praise to the Lord for all his marvelous deeds towards us! Praising God for a safe delivery for you and Caleb!

He's perfect and I'm so happy he's here - on the outside and that you get to kiss on his sweet cheeks! :)
Congrats!!!!

Alaina said...

So excited for you! He is beautiful and has a great name! Hope you all enjoy these first days as a family of four!

Katie said...

Congratulations to all of you! He's beautiful, as is your family. They all look so filled with joy. What a wonderful day!

punkinmama said...

Congratulations! So, so, so excited for you!

And I love the name Caleb!

So glad you all are safe and healthy and smitten!

Cindy Dashnaw said...

Congratulations! You are the perfect family. Tell Madeline she is the best big sister ever!

cmthom said...

so excited for you!!!! he is precious!! and i'm sure madeline's going to be an awesome big sis ;)

also just wanted to say that i LOVE that song and i love love LOVE gungor!!! :)

Nicole said...

Congrats! What a wonderful addition to your already sweet family! I'm looking forward to hearing all about your adventures as a family of four (and following in your footsteps in a couple of weeks!)

Katie said...

so awesome katie. lamont - love it!

he's beautiful.

Angie @ Just Like The Number said...

Congratulations!! Reading this brought the biggest smile to my face. What a lovely, lovely family.

Lani said...

Sooo happy he is here and healthy!