Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Hi, my name is Emily and I am totally enamored with my newborn. I am not sure what is different about this "newborn stage" vrs when Silas and Eliana were newborns... I literally love everything about Levi right now! Waking up a few times a night to eat? No problem- I am happy to do it. Being a little sleep deprived? Honestly, I could care less. (Side note: the fact that Luke lets me sleep in at least once on the weekend sure helps this too!)  :) Getting spit up on by Levi? Peed on? Not a big deal!

When Silas was born, maybe I didn't enjoy this stage as much because everything was new and I was just trying to figure things out. With Eliana, I think that our lives were in such a crazy place (Luke getting ready to graduate, looking for new jobs and preparing to move, and knowing that work was insanely busy and I would be buried when I returned to work)... I am guessing that all of those factors might have distracted me from just soaking up time with my baby. This time, it's totally different! Our lives are much slower now. There are far less distractions. And Levi is just a wonderful, laid back baby. Every day I look at him and just want to stop time. I feel like I can't get enough of him! I just want to hold him, talk to him, and cuddle him all day long. (Don't worry, I am not neglecting Silas and Eliana- they still get lots of attention!)

The ironic part about this is that Levi was a surprise baby. When I found out I was pregnant last July, I was shocked. We were not trying to get pregnant- in fact we were preventing it. I guess God knew we needed this little guy, huh? But in all honestly, I wasn't thrilled. We had just moved to Colorado. Luke was still on the job hunt. We were on Cobra for insurance. The timing of this pregnancy (at least in my eyes) wasn't great... We decided that we would wait to announce this pregnancy (besides telling our immediate family) until Luke got a job. Months passed. Luke got a job contracting, but not a full time job with benefits. Finally, I reached a point where I couldn't hide this pregnancy any longer- so at the end of September we made the announcement letting people know that baby #3 was on the way. As my pregnancy continued, I think I continued to be in denial that I was, in fact, pregnant! Obviously, I knew I was pregnant and come April 1, 2011 (yes, my due date was on April Fool's Day!)- my life would change. But the reality that we were REALLY having another baby didn't hit until we arrived at the hospital on March 24th for my induction. :) Needless to say, Levi is a gift from God! He is not yet 3 weeks old, but he has already stolen our hearts- and I can't imagine our lives without him. I am so thankful that God knew that Levi was destined for our family- because having him wasn't in our plans. I am so thankful that it was God's plan.

Levi ~ 2 days old

Next up... Levi's Birth Story! Stay tuned...

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Great job, Emily! I loved reading the first two blog entries and am excited to read the new ones as they come. Glad that you were able to come up with a name to begin your blog writing adventure. Still miss seeing your smiling face at church. :)