May 3, 2015

Hello, Lemon!

Dear Parker,

One week ago your Dad and I were preparing to head to the hospital to be induced for your birth. Twenty-six hours later, your Dad and I were in an operating room, and our waiting finally ended when we heard you cry for the first time.

April 27th is now my favorite day of the year.

Your middle name is David - after an incredible friend of your Dad's who we lost too soon; we'll be sure to tell you all about him as you grow up.
You have a sister named Cece, who we also lost too soon, but we believe played a huge role in you getting here. We'll make sure you know about her as well.

You're a tiny little thing - born at almost seven pounds, but holding steady now around six. You know our voices and give the most awesome judge-y faces when you're alert; I never knew a furrowed brow could look so adorable.

We've waited for you. Through ups and downs, triumphs and tears, your Dad and I have wished and prayed and hoped for you - and we've had you with us for almost a week.

Part of me still can't believe it's real.
You are so so loved little boy, and if there's only one thing I can promise you, it's that you'll grow up never doubting that.

Here's to all the love and laughter you've brought us already - and everything that lies ahead of us.

All my love,


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I love this post so much! :) I so happy that your rainbow baby is here in your arms and that he is healthy! What a blessing! I can't wait to meet him down the road but for now, please keep the pictures coming. :) I can't get enough of them! I would also be curious to learn more about his birth story! I about died that day when I knew you were being induced/in labor as I SO BADLY wanted to text you for an update but didn't want to bother you as I knew you were going to be focused on bringing Parker into the world. :)

Amber said...

Welcome to the world baby Parker! You are such a lucky and loved little guy and have the best parents in the world! Xoxo

ruthpclark said...

I'm so happy for you I could cry.

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

He is so adorable! Congratulations! <3

Nora said...

Love everything about this, even the tears I shed from my eyes when reading. I'm so thrilled he's here. Thank you for sharing with us and we can never have enough Lemon/Parker pictures. Hugs to all of you. <3 <3

Stephany said...

So happy for you guys! <3 <3 <3

jabawokies said...

Yay!!!! Welcome Lemon!

Nen said...

Hooray!! Congratulations!

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

I'm with Lisa- I was bursting that day! (you can ask her, I texted her instead of you because I was like HAVE TO TALK TO SOMEONE)... of course ultimately I texted you anyway haha, hopefully you saw it later and were happy to hear we were all thinking of you.

I'm so happy Parker is here safe and sound. He is so adorable and perfect! Keep the pictures coming! I hope you are doing great mama xoxo!

Lexilooo said...

Many congratulations to you!

Nicole said...

YAY! He's so adorable and perfect and wonderful!!

Amy said...

Congratulations I'm so happy for you!

Katelin said...

I mean, did I cry when I read this? Yes, yes I did. So sweet! Hurray baby Parker!

Non Sequitur Chica said...

I thought that I had already commented on this post so sorry that I am so behind but congratulations! Parker is adorable!

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