Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Thursday, August 07, 2008

"gray day."

he's here. the most beautiful boy that ever graced the planet is here. he was 8 pounds 9 ounces and 21 inches long. he was born at 12:43 p.m. he has a perfectly squishy face and light brown hair and sweet little lips and squeezed-shut eyes. oh, and a big nose. he nurses like he's never done anything but nurse. he ate minutes after his birth for 20 minutes on each side! i was worried about inducing, but i'm glad i did. five-and-a-half hours -- just 4 pushes -- is a labor i can handle. the only drama was when i got my epidural. it hurt way more than i remember and after i got it my blood pressure dropped way down. 89-over-36. i don't know much about blood pressures, but i know i felt like i was gonna pass out and throw up at the same time. i got a shot of ephedrine though and things were quickly restored. i remember being happy after ellie was born, but i was so extremely exhausted that i don't remember much else. with gray, i was euphorically happy. like, for hours. it was the most wonderful feeling. he is the most wonderful son i ever could have asked for. here are some pictures courtesy of crystal and her fantastic camera skills. so much more to come.

i love you, grayson reed. simply put, you are perfect.








19 comments:

JAC said...

BEAUTIFUL BABY BOY. Love these pictures. Love him for me - Baca!

Ashley said...

sarah,
he is so beautiful and handsome and perfect! im so glad things went smoothly! i really am excited theres another boy here!! congrats girl and enjoy him. boys are so fun!

Sara_Smiles said...

Congrats on your beautiful baby boy! I can't wait to snuggle with him. He's so perfect! AWESOME! You look peaceful and happy...rightly so!!

Kelly P said...

HOORAY FOR GRAY! He is beautiful! I can't wait to hold him!! I LOVE the Mohawk.

Ballentine said...

He's beautiful, just beautiful. Congratulations... what a blessing, two fabulous children, your family is so adorable!!!!

Missy said...

I'm so happy for you! Grayson is so precious!

Sara_Smiles said...

S - I did a "drive by" at 3:30... saw you ALREADY leaving the hospital... so... we'll visit you another day. Congrats, again!

Natalie said...

oh sarah. he's beautiful. congrats. give him a million jealous snuggles from me.

Wendy said...

Congratulation!! He is beautiful!

Jamie said...

sarah. he is perfect. congrats again to you and your absolutly BEAUTIFUL family!

Mari said...

Just beautiful. And I love his mohawk.

Amy said...

He's beautiful! Congrats Landon, Sarah, and Ellie Belle! He is just an angel! Can't wait to see him and hold him.

Welcome to our family Grayson Reed Henry. Your one good lookin boy!

Love you all!

Sara_Smiles said...

found this bedding set & thought of you. hope you are settling in nicely.

http://www.onestepahead.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=534583&parentCategoryId=85182&categoryId=85214&subCategoryId=86194

ree said...

Congratulations Henry family!!!
He is absolutely precious!

Nanna's Place said...

beautiful baby, can't wait to see him in person....Congratulations.

Call Me Q said...

He's gorgeous. Congrats girl.

Sandy said...

Congratulations, Sarah and Landon. We are very excited to meet our great nephew!! What a sweet little boy!
Sandy

A's Rich Life said...

absolutely perfect! congrats!

Angela said...

your baby boy is gorgeous. i love his hair. i am a big fan of the mohawk. caleb has had one his whole life. little boys are amazing. can't believe mine is almost a year old. congrats. love you guys.
angie litke