Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Our son is here...





Just a very short post to announce that our son is finally here!

He was born about 2 weeks ago, after a long and tumultuous labor, on a Saturday morning. We spent a week in the hospital while he was treated for a pesky, persistent case of jaundice (although, I joke that the dude is half Asian and a quarter Greek, so he's always going to have a little tinge of yellow and olive, eh? *smilewink*)

I'm so in love as I wander through his face and every little sound and moment...as I try to find my way through this new life, this new beginning...as my husband and I enter into this profound adventure...

For now, I am content and mystified to be lost in his world...

While I allow myself to be lost from the outside world, I am being found in a world that was once lost to me yet is now being slowly yet beautifully rediscovered, as though for the first time...

And really to lose oneself is to find oneself...

Or it could just be the misty nebula of oblivion and confusion brought about by severe sleep deprivation and constant feedings...Ha.

41 comments:

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh, Melissa, congratulations! He is absolutely, adorably scrumptious. I am so happy for you. Are you still just staring at him, watching him breathe? Isn't it the most miraculous thing ever? Heh.

Amy said...

Congratulations! He is so beautiful.

Cassi said...

Congratulations Melissa! He is beautiful! I am so happy for you and your husband. Enjoy being a new mommy. It's such an amazing time!

Anonymous said...

love a baby yawn!! happy day!

keri

Amanda said...

He's gorgeous!!!!

Congrats :-)

Jake said...

Congratulations!

Bobbi Jo said...

He's gorgeous!! Congratulations!!

Heather said...

Congratulations!! He is absolutely breath-taking, just adorable.

Kim said...

Oh what a pretty baby! I love the yawn, too. Congrats and enjoy this new time (minus the sleep deprivation, of course)

Claudia said...

What great news! Congratulations!!

CherubMamma said...

congratulations!!!!!!

Wendy said...

He is so beautiful! Enjoy the journey.

The Richerts said...

Congratulations!!
He is a beautiful boy. So happy for you!
Barbara

Linda said...

What a beautiful baby!! Im so happy for you! There is nothing like looking into the eyes of someone who is a part of you & connected to you in a way you never thought possible. Enjoy!!!

mrkmommy said...

Melissa, he is absolutely beautiful! I am so happy for you and your husband. Enjoy and savor every wonderful moment.

Susie said...

Oh Melissa ~ he is so beautiful!! Love the pics, how precious are they?

I wish I could kiss those little cheeks and take in a big ol' whiff of his fountain of youth baby head!

Congrats to you and your hubby, your beautiful little family.

An said...

Congratulations. He's beautiful.

Yoli said...

Congratulations!!!! He is so beautiful!!!!!

Susan said...

Oh my gracious, those beautiful little lips! He is so beautiful. Congratulations!!

OmegaMom said...

He is beautiful! Such a little doll! You now have a lifetime of hugs and smiles and pants pockets full of interesting and surprising things ahead of you.

The sleep deprivation gets better once they're on a schedule.

Congratulations to you and your family!

Von said...

Congratulations to you all on a safe arrival and a new wondrous life, everything is changed forever!
He is absolutely gorgeous and a lucky boy.

veggiemom said...

Congratulations!!! He is beautiful!

BPKim said...

Too adorable!!! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Wow! He is so adorable! Delurking to add my congratulations to this most special moment!

another Melissa

Sunday Koffron Taylor said...

OhMyGoodness! I could just eat him up! (ok, plaster his face with kisses and never put him down) he is so beautiful, congratulations to you, your husband and familie(s).

Reena said...

Oh-- cute-- cute CUTE!

A huge Congratulations to you and your hubby! He is absolutely over the top cute! What wonderful pictures!

Thank you for sharing!

johnraible said...

Wonderful news! Enjoy!

Dutch Korean Adoptee said...

Congratulations!! He is adorable!

Margie said...

He is absolutely beautiful :) Happy life to you all!!!!

Jessica said...

Simply beautiful! Congratulations.

afamilyofmyown said...

Congratulations! He's so amazing and beautiful.

Michael said...

Congrats to you and your husband. He looks great. Enjoy every moment of all the new things that life now has in store for all of you.
M

Julia said...

Congratulations! He's just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

What a handsome little fellow...so precious. Enjoy and savor every moment, even the sleep-deprived ones. Nothing better that snuggling with your newborn!!

Hugs and best wishes to all of you,
Michelle

Ileana said...

beautiful boy! congratulations!

Diane said...

Sigh. He is breathtaking. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pride and joy!

Paula O. said...

Congratulations, Melissa. Your son is absolutely beautiful!! Thinking of you!

The Byrd's Nest said...

He is perfect and beautiful and I know that your heart is overflowing with love right now:)

Kris said...

Gorgeous! Congratulations and enjoy this special time.

the meaklims said...

He is absolutely gorgeous! I can just imagine his newborn smell.

Congratulations!
Jill

Melissa said...

@ Jill--yes, gotta love the newborn smell! :)