Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Home & Happy



We came home from the hospital yesterday and life with my Weebie is just grand! My Mom is here helping all week and I honestly do not know what I would do without her. She has been a complete life saver in every way possible - from preparing feasts, cleaning every spot in the house, helping ease my roller coaster emotions and loving on her little grandson. I don't know what I would do without her!

Levi is absolutely amazing. He just stares into my eyes and I just lose it every time. I can't believe that he is mine!! He is the sweetest, most loving baby and I am in constant amazement of him. I love him so, so, so, so much. I knew that I loved him, but I just had no idea HOW MUCH.

We went to the Doctor today for his first check up and he is a little bit jaundice, so they sent a home health nurse out tonight to give us a light for him to sleep under. They think he will be fine by morning and will only need one night of it, but it is absolutely killing me. He looks SO SAD in that little light contraption with his little eye mask on. Poor baby. He loves it, though. He has not made a peep since we put him in. It is hilarious....but that does not mean that I didn't run out of the room bawling when they put him in there.

I just wanted to give a quick update on our little family and will update as soon as I can about labor/delivery and that whole shebang. Just wanted you to know we are all healthy and happy, and of course, wanted to show you a few pictures from yesterday.



A swollen, tired and unbelievably happy Mommy. :)



See his poor little head? Oh, it's so sad. This was part of delivery - the stupid suction device bruised him BAD. :(





He melts my heart.

92 comments:

  1. He is precious - those little lips in the last picture melt my heart! Glad you and little Levi made it home safely :)

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  2. He is so perfect! Congratulations.

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  3. He is so precious!! He is just adorable. You are right there is no way to prepare yourself for the love you have for your child! It is amazing!!

    You sound like you are doing amazing! Remember to take it easy on yourself. Moms are great to have around at first, that is great your mom is there with you!

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  4. whitney , he is just beautiful!!! I'm so glad everything went well! keep the pics coming!

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  5. ohmygoodness! He is presh! Congrats!! :) LOVE the car seat! :)

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  6. I {love} the close up of him! I loved being able to see him so close down to the perfect nose bumps!

    Congrats!

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  7. he is perfect!
    so glad you're doing well
    yay for great mom's and sweet husbads!

    xoxo

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  8. Before I said I thought he looked like you, but now I see so much of Husby in him. That's pretty normal though, for newborns to look like their fathers. Something about primitave man and the better chance of the father sticking around if the baby looked like him as proof it was his...

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  9. congrats for your baby! he is finally here :D

    what a precious sight!

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  10. oh that chin and those big little cheeks. Just remember (as I learned the hard way) to help with the jaundice, nurse him often...at least every two hours round the clock. (I actually set the alarm at night with my 2nd babe) And you can pull the rocking chair up close to those billi-lights while you nurse and hold him. Sunny windows are very helpful too!

    I just think he is so beautiful! and I bet your husby is also on top of the world. Hope his boards went well!

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  11. I'm so happy for you, Whitney! Also, you look beautiful. I had no doubt that you'd still prettify yourself in the days immediately following delivery :) Has his bruising gone down at all? Poor guy. He is truly gorgeous.

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  12. He is PRECIOUS!....absolutely beautiful! I am so happy for you and Husby! My baby boy is 11 months old today....time flies way too fast...soak in every moment!

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  13. He is so beautiful. Congratulations!

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  14. oh, whitney! he is SO SO cute! i'm thrilled for you!

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  15. Whitney Dawn! That is the sweetest little Levi that I've ever seen! His puffy cheeks, pouty mouth, and perfect little round head (I don't see any bumps or bruises) make me just wanna pick him up and cuddle him for hours. What a precious family!

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  16. he is so precious! congrats to you and your family. we are praying for a smooth transition from pregnancy to family. you will do wonderfully, i am sure! :)

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  17. aww what a little angel! congrats!

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  18. He's so precious!! So glad ya'll are home!

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  19. Love those chubby little cheeks!!! Congratulations!!!!

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  20. Oh my word! He's the most precious thing. I'm so happy for you Whitney!

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  21. He's absolutely perfect!!! What a precious baby boy. And what a blessing to have your mom there helping you with everything. Enjoy your son, get some rest and joy in the newness of being a mommy. Congrats again! (o:

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  22. I'm so glad your mom is there, because it gives you time to give us a quick update! I want tons and tons of pictures of this sweet baby! I'm so disappointed--not one pic of you in a spaghetti strap shirt yet. haha!

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  23. those cheeks are irresistible. i just want to smooch on them! glad you guys are home!

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  24. He is such a beautiful baby!! Congrats again! Glad both mommy and baby are happy and healthy.

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  25. Very sweet, I love his manly cheetah print outfit!

    I loved having my mom stay after my son arrived, she was also a lifesaver :)

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  26. oh my goodness, little levi is one of the most beautiful, cutest babies i've ever seen. he is absolutely precious! what a blessed family you are. i'm so glad you are all doing well, and look forward to hearing about the labor and delivery!

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  27. OH HE IS THE MOST ADORABLE NEWBORN EVER!!! I wish I could babysit! he he! I love his leopard print outfit! SO cute! You rock that leopard print little Levi!

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  28. He is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing some photos of your homecoming.

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  29. Oh my! He is absolutely adorable!!!

    congrats!!

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  30. He is absolutely adorable!!! I just love those chubby little cheeks!! So glad your mom is there to help you!

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  31. He is beautiful-and you look so happy!!! I am happy for you all!

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  32. Oh I am done for! Levi is the most precious thing ever. Congrats Whitney. Can't wait to see and hear more about him and his grand entrance.
    So glad everyone is doing well. Mothers are lifesavers.

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  33. He melts my heart too! He's precious Whitney - he's so plump and perfect :-)

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  34. Oh he is just precious. So sweet. He's a good mix of you and husby!

    Oh, it makes me want to do it all over again. Burn this time into your mind forever...it passes all to quickly.

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  35. Oh Whitney ~ he's absolutely perfect. Those cheeks...and those little pouty lips...makes me just want to snuggle with him!

    Glad you mom is there to help you out!!!

    Congratulations again!

    Hugz,
    Michele

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  36. Gorgeous! You look good! Congrats again! And thank God for moms who come and help!

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  37. Blue leopard print onsie? That's a first.

    Don't worry too much about the light that's used to treat jaundice-at least it's not anything worse. :)

    My twin brother came home on oxygen. We could BOTH be covered up with ONE wash cloth. That's how small we were.

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  38. He is perfectly beautiful! My son had to be in an incubator for a short while as well. All turned out fine. You look beautiful! Motherhood definitely agrees with you. Blessings to all.

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  39. He's perfect! Congratulations :)

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  40. He's precious and perfect. congrats congrats congrats!!!

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  41. Yeah for mom's who rock...and Glamma definately does! He is so insanely handsome Whitney Dawn!!! I love you guys!! Hugs to all in your house! And sweet kisses for Levi!

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  42. Oh, congratulations! He is a very handsome little lad :)

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  43. He is absolutely adorable! Congratulations! I can't wait to hear all about it! What a doll!

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  44. Whitney, he is absolutely precious!! I am so very happy for you!!

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  45. Oh he is wonderful!! Makes me wish October was here so I could hold my little one!

    I love the car seat, I'm now going online shopping to find a seat that cute and cheerful!

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  46. He is the cutest little thing ever!! You are a great mom, that is very evident in reading your last two posts!! Congratulations on your little miracle!!

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  47. Oh he is precious!! I am so happy you are all home and happy and healthy. Hope the jaundice goes away soon and that you are getting enough rest. Praise God for a mama who is helping you out :)

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  48. Congratulations! I've been reading your blog for months, but have never commented. I wish you and Darin the very best with little Levi!

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  49. Levi is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Oh, how precious he is. And you look great! Congratulations, Mommy! :)

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  50. He is BEAUTIFUL!! Love the photos! Congratualtions :)

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  51. He is such a beautiful baby! Congratulations!

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  52. Congratulations!!! He is the picture of perfection. I'm so happy for you both, bless your new little family!
    xoxo,
    Lulu

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  53. cutest baby i've seen since mine in december! The pics are FABULOUS!

    And you look wonderful!

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  54. Glad you guys made it home safe and sound. And three cheers for moms who will swoop in to help out!!! :)

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  55. He's darling and I'm so sorry about his poor head. Glad all is well.

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  56. Such a beautiful miracle! He is blessed to have you as his mom! Congrats Whitney, may God sustain you and give you wisdom for each day as you raise your precious boy.

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  57. Whitney he is BEAUTIFUL!!! I mean really! i am so glad you are home and have your mom there to help :)

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  58. Oh Whitney, he is so adorable. You look beautiful too.

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  59. Congratulations! He is adorable : )

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  60. oh i love him too:) he is such a blessing from above!! U look wonderful !! Keeping u and your precious family in my thoughts and prayers!!

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  61. Aww, welcome to full-fledged motherhood! Levi is beautiful and looks like both of you. It's been a joy to follow your journey, pray for the health and safety of your son during the pregnancy, and to finally "meet" him.

    Hang in there through that roller coaster of emotions...it WILL subside some time. ;o)

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  62. Ooooh I wanna just squeeze those cheeks!

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  63. Look how gorgeous he is!!!! And you look amazing Mom!!

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  64. He is absolutely precious! I am so glad y'all are home and doing well! Congratulations again! What a blessing!!!

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  65. oh he is absolutely gorgeous and sooo cute!!! i'm so glad your mom is there to help out around the house and love on sweet levi, you look and it sounds like you're doing great! a big congrats mama and daddy!!!

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  66. He is absolutely precious! Oh I wish I had a wee one to hold.

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  67. Wow, he is SO beautiful! All newborns are precious, but they're not all cute...Levi is absolutely adorable!! I'm so glad he got here safely!

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  68. He is soooo cute and so loveable.

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  69. He is soooo precious! And perfect. Congratulations!

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  70. Congratulations! Little Levi, is more precious than imaginable. Love the pictures!

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  71. You're finally home and you can begin living your DREAM!!!

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  72. i haven't been online in awhile and while I'm gone, you have a BABY!!!
    He is sooooooooo beautiful! you are so blessed.

    **by the way, i have made the Mexican Chicken a total of 8 times now** It's a hit at our house :)
    Enjoy your husby and baby Levi !

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  73. Levi is beautiful! Enjoy :).

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  74. A good friend of mine told me that tears come with breast milk. :) She was right--I cried that whole first week and I couldn't really pin-point why. I knew I was happy and sometimes stressed and such, but it seemed like the tears would just show up when they wanted! Enjoy this first week!! Welcome home, little Levi!!

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  75. Such a sweet little baby doll!! Congrats, and enjoy every minute!!

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  76. He is very beautiful!!
    His bruised head is so sad! And babies under the lamps make me so sad-- but if he is happy then that's good!

    Still can't wait for the story :)

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  77. He is so adorable! I am so happy for you all.. he's here!!! Now it's time to change your blogggg name! :)

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  78. He's beautiful - congratulations!!!

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  79. He is the sweetest little thing..Copngrats again girl! :)

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  80. Whitney he is beautiful!!! Congrats Mommy!!! XOXO

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  81. Congratulations! Levi is a beautiful baby. Hope you're getting some rest and taking care of yourself too!

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  82. Holy cow! I was just checking in with you because it had been so long since I had...
    I can't beleive the page rolled up and there is your beautiful babe!! Boy, that sure went by FAST!

    Congratulations! He is just perfect and you look radiant as always.
    Husby looks like a very proud pappa.

    So glad you were able to see Jerry!

    Levi's room is simply adorable too. Love the alphabet shelf.

    Enjoy your new addition and let people papmer you~
    Hugs!

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  83. You are a rockstar for the whole semi-natural thing! Levi is so handsome and perfect. btw... I got a blog! Yay! ~Kathryn Cope

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  84. OH.MY.GOODNESS. He is absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations to you and your little family.

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