Here he is! We are so excited to introduce Ellis Pierce to you.
9 lbs 5 oz. Yes, he was/is big. Yes, mamas out there may have cringed when they read that weight. Each time I tell someone and they make a comment about how big that is, I get a sense of accomplishment. Which is kind of silly because I have friends who have delivered much bigger babies. But this is the first time I have. Our first two babies were both 7 lbs 2 oz.
But look at those toes. Those tiny toes.
These moments are the ones I wish I could cement. How perfect he feels on my shoulder. How my thumb is the exact length of his foot. How he sleeps so sweetly next to me while I type about my love for him. How much he needs me.
This year I am driven to "cement" these moments. Because as much as I think I will remember them, I know from experience that life keeps moving and fills more memories in your mind than you are able to cement. And you don't get to cherry pick the ones you want to keep.
We are starting the end of this time in our lives. The end of making babies. Now we will just be raising them. Enjoying them. Chasing them. Laughing with them. Exploring with them. Learning from them. Growing with them. Getting inspiration from them. And making gifts for them.
It isn't going to be easy for us. Our hearts will always break a little when someone lets us hold their newborn. A couple nostalgic tears may steal away.
If you see us at an event and wonder if we want to hold your baby so you can free up your arms and look around, the answer is yes. We will always want to hold your baby.