Saturday, January 4, 2014

Already getting so big... Time. Please. Slow. Down!

I realize that I never updated Colton's birth story. And here we are and my handsome little baby is almost 2 months old!!!!!!! I promise I will get around to writing about his birth...

Bloggy, I want to introduce you to my handsome little prince, Colton John!!! He was born November 6, 2013 at 5:57 pm. He was 8 lbs 10 oz and 21 in long! Mommy and Daddy are OBSESSED!

Right after he was born!
A few days old
Colt and Daddy
First picture with Daddy
First picture with Mommy
First family picture... Although we're looking pretty rough, we were SO happy!
One of his newborn pictures... These were taken at 8 days old!
Love this little boy!!!!
Clearly didn't like his picture being taken...

Took this tonight!
Took this one tonight too... He's getting so big!

Helping to heal our broken hearts.

Colton took his first trip 2 1/2 weeks after he was born. Although his Grandma was never able to meet him, it meant a lot to have him back home in Indiana with us while we said goodbye. It was very emotional introducing Colton to my dad and brother (one of my brothers came for his birth - he lives in Austin a few hours away.)

Colton meeting his Grandpa and Uncle Mathew for the first time
Grandpa meeting his grandson for the first time
Our new family photo. This was taken in the hospital just hours before my mom passed away
My dad would just rock him and stare at him. It melted my heart.
Meeting Uncle Mathew for the first time!
This picture makes me so emotional. Even after such a devastating loss, Colton's presence helped mend and heal our broken hearts, if even for just a few minutes.
My second favorite picture. He was able to bring such happiness to us all during such a dark time.

I am so grateful and blessed to be your mommy. Thank you for helping to heal all of our broken hearts. I know that your Grandmother would be SO in love with you. And I promise to tell you so many stories about what a wonderful woman she was. Unfortunately, your grandpa was so right... One life begins just as one life ends.

I am still struggling - immensely with the loss of my sweet mother. A month has felt like an eternity without her. So much has happened in the month that she has been gone - We celebrated Michael's wedding in Mexico just about a week after your death (it was a beautiful day, I know you were shining down on us.) and we just got back from burying you, this past weekend, in Minnesota. You died right after Thanksgiving and you were buried right after Christmas. It just doesn't seem real. Life just doesn't seem real right now. I just pray it gets easier. And I can't put into words how wonderful my son is - colic and all. I am so excited to see him grow up and change and raise him the way you raised me. Such conflicting emotions - grief over losing you, but happiness at the same time after the birth of my son.


  1. Colton is sooo freaking cute! He looks like your mini me. God brought him to you at the perfect time. Still praying for you my friend!

  2. He is so beautiful Cait! Please keep the pictures of all this cuteness coming! I'm still so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom and pray for you and your family often! Love you girl!

  3. First of all, he is absolutely adorable. You are so fortunate. It is so wonderful that he was able to bring a bit of lightness to such a horrible and dark situation. My sister also had a baby 2 weeks after my Mom died. It brought a bit of a distraction and we were all thankful for it. Hang in there as you continue to move through the grief process... It's rough.

  4. LOVE HIM. He is going to be a ladies man for sure. His mohawk gets me every time. :) Delta Zeta love, hugs, and prayers.

  5. Wow! I don't know where to start here.. what an amazingly handsome little guy you have here.I can't get over how precious his little face is, even in the picture where is seems to be "over" his photo session! What a beautiful family you have! There's no doubt in my mind that your own Mother is taking every step of YOUR journey to and through Motherhood with you. You may not feel her presence but believe me.. she's there. Your wounds are so fresh right now but in time, your faith will strengthen and the scars of grief will start to heal. All of my prayers are with you right now! Remember.. take this all day by day.

  6. He is such a handsome little fella!! I am sure your mother is guiding you in every step in your journey as a mother, whether it feels like it or not. She's got your back and Colton's as well.

  7. He is such a cutie!!! The picture with him wearing the sock monkey hat is just adorable. I continue to pray for you as you and your family heal. Xoxoxo

  8. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I can't imagine how difficult it must be, missing her and having a new baby at the same time who you know she would have adored. And Colton... what an absolute doll!! You have a beautiful family and I am so happy for you! My little guy is due in May and I just cannot wait to meet him. I'll be checking in and looking for your birth story update!

    1. PS - I nominated you for a Liebster Award on my blog yesterday! :-)

  9. his newborn pictures though.. So freakin adorable! And you look great mama!

  10. The pictures of your Dad & Colton make me tear up every time. So much hurt in Grandpa's heart, but place his grandson in his arms and you can tell his heart overflows with joy. That is one proud Grandpa!
    My heart breaks for you. I cannot imagine what you are going through. SO many emotions pulling you in every direction. I pray things get easier for you.

    And that blonde hair :) the cutest!!!!

  11. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom! I couldn't imagine all the emotions you would be feeling!