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!
MONTH ONE (WEEKS 1-4)
|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!|
|GOING HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL!|
|Love this little boy!!!!|
|Clearly didn't like his picture being taken...|
MONTH TWO (WEEKS 4-8)
|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.