Sunday, April 3, 2011

1 Week Old Already?!

I simply can not believe that it has only and already been one week since Ethan was born. On one hand I feel like he's been part of our family and our lives forever, and on the other hand this has been the fastest week of our lives. I'm sure in a month I will say it was the fastest month of my life. :)

Overall things have gone much smoother and much easier than I thought they would. Ethan is the sweetest, easiest, most laid back baby. He sleeps a TON and wakes mostly for feedings only. We are in love. All of us. I can't get enough of him and Ellie and Caleb love to spend time holding and loving on him too.

Please excuse Ellie's crazy hair, she's too active to keep her hair in place. ;-)

Part of what has made this transition go so well is that Caleb took the week off to care for me and to spend time with Ellie and Ethan. Most of Caleb's time has been spent with Ellie while I spend time caring for and nursing Ethan. I really haven't had to balance both kids yet but Caleb will be returning to work tomorrow so I'm sure things are about to get much more challenging. I'm still recovering from the C-section and having some pain but I can tell recovery is going well and I'm feeling a little better every day. I'm very thankful for the help I'll be getting from my Mom and Mother-in-law too.

Our little Elliana has been doing mostly well, but she has started acting out over the last day or so. We knew this would happen sooner or later and that her world would be rocked, but it's still hard. I'm sure things will get easier, but for now we're trying to give Ellie the love and attention that she needs while caring for Ethan at the same time.

Again, overall, I am just filled with joy and I am so thankful for our new son and for God's faithfulness to us. Thank you all for your prayers.

Here are some of my favorite pictures from this past week:

"I will sing of the LORD’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself." Psalm 89 1-2
Written by ETHAN the Ezrahite


Christina said...

love love love
He is beautiful, Chris.
Ellie looks like a great big sister!
Congrats to you all!

Courtney said...

I still can't get over how Asian he looks in some of his pictures! He is such a doll Christine, I'm so happy for you and your family!!

Sarah said...

he's so precious Christine! I see A LOT of you in him, are other people seeing that too? One day at a time sister, one day at a time, you can do this!:).

Olga said...

He is such a cutie pie!! The picture of your two little ones is precious!

You have a beautiful family.

I remember when I had my littlest (oceana) Raychel (oldest) started acting up too, she would cry for any little thing, but after a month or so she was back to her normal self. =)

God bless

Mindy said...

It is so awesome to see the fulfillment of God's promises in the lives of those around me. Blessings chris!

Tara Brown said...

XOXOXO!!!!! Sending big love - so beautiful!!!!

Becky said...

I can't believe a week has gone by already! Crazy! Ethan is absolutely adorable, what a bless he is! God is so dang faithful, isn't he?!

Jenn @ Munchkin Land said...

He is so beautiful, Chris! I'm already in love with your little man. =) I'm looking forward to hanging out all day with you guys tomorrow. Hang in there, Sis. It will get easier!

Gracie Rae said...

Congratulations! He is absolutely adorable! Good luck tomorrow. I promise, it does get easier. Just take one minute/hour/day at a time.

Anonymous said...

Christine, Ethan is such a blessing and such a handsome baby boy!! We all love him to bits already and are sooo happy for you and Caleb!!
We love you, Mom and Dad

Andrea Neudorf said...

Wow, he is beautiful!! All the best these first couple weeks, they can be so hard sometimes! One day at a time;)

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I am a daughter of the King. Saved by grace. Follower of Christ. I love my God and I believe that he is faithful and true to his word! I'm still figuring out and trying to follow his plan for my life. I am a wife to my best friend Caleb, a mother to my miracle babies (they are my greatest joy and challenge), a sister and best friend to 3 passionate women, and a daughter to 2 amazing parents that continue to teach me what it is to be real and faithful to God and his word. I am lucky to get to be a stay at home Mom (thanks to God's provision). I love music, singing, coffee, cooking, baking, traveling, our beautiful state of Colorado, and mostly being with the family and friends that I love!

Husband, Caleb

Husband, Caleb
Caleb is an amazing husband and father. He is always so good to me. He is my best friend. He is the romantic one. We love to laugh and spend time together. We've been married for 7 years and I just love that I get to spend the rest of my life with him.

Our 1st Miracle

Our 1st Miracle
Elliana Faith... God blessed us with our first miracle little girl in December 2008. She is sweet, smart, spunky, funny, strong willed, precocious, extremely outgoing, vocal and so full of life! She brings us so much joy.

Our 2nd Miracle

Our 2nd Miracle
Ethan James,.. God blessed us with our little boy in March 2011. Ethan was a bit of a surprise and an even bigger miraclle. Ethan is ALL BOY! He is very active, into sports and running around. He is also sweet, introverted, affectionate, and laid back. These days he often has us laughing, he's starting to show a little bit of "clown" in him. He makes our hearts happy too. :)

Our 3rd Miracle

Our 3rd Miracle
Emsley Jeannette... Our surprise baby girl was born on June 11th, 2013 and came into the world 4 weeks early. Her first 2 weeks of life were spent in the NICU, but due to God's hands and the prayers of many people, she grew quickly and came home to join our family! She is an easy, sweet baby and we are enjoying getting to know her personality.


We fight one day and then the next day we're fine. We're always loud and crazy when we get together. We're very passionate. We've been through it all together, lots of ups and downs. We're eachother's biggest supporters.


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