So I’m going to straight-up warn y’all that this is not a recipe post. Because we’re coming off of a major holiday, we figure lots and lots of people are off work and on vacations and hanging out with their families and not perusing the internet for recipes, so if you are looking for recipes, we have lots and lots of them to browse through, just not in this post. Also, if you don’t like babies or stories about babies or pictures of babies, you’re also excused to check out the recipes. Because this post is about babies. Not food. We’ll get back to cooking next week.
I wish I had some dramatic tale to tell about my water breaking in the middle of Target or going into labor and not being able to reach my husband on his cell phone while he was at work–I think movies and TV have really raised my expectations in terms of how much drama I think my life should contain. What really happened was that last Thursday, my alarm woke me up at 4:15 am, I took a shower, did my hair, put on makeup (don’t mock me…I wanted to look cute for all those post-baby pictures that never happened. I’d show you the pictures we did finally get, but I don’t want to scare you all), and threw a few last-minute things like a flat iron (ha!!) into my suitcase.
Because my first baby did arrive in a rather dramatic fashion, I get to have c-sections. I’ll spare you the icky details, but I will say that of all my c-sections, this one was hands-down the most pleasant. If there is such a thing.
William Samuel Jones arrived at 8:16 am, screaming and hungry. He was 8 pounds 1 ounce and 21 inches long.
I spent the first 36 hours of his life convinced that I had a grumpy, mean baby, but it turns out he was just hungry. He comes by his hunger-induced grumpy meanness naturally. He’s actually a very sweet, happy, healthy, super-alert baby…
whose loves include the lady with the milk (me), the chenille side of his burp cloths, and snuggling. Dislikes include being naked, his car seat, and that mean nurse who used every trick in the book to wake him up so I could feed him when he wasn’t interested in eating. He told me all about how much he didn’t like her for the next 9 hours, which made me kind of dislike her, too.
Will’s big brother and sister think he’s pretty cute, although not nearly as exciting as they had hoped.
They’ve been busy hanging out with Grandma, so I’m not sure reality has set in. Although maybe it hasn’t set in for any of us because I kind of like waking up with him at night right now. We’ll see how long that lasts.
Thank you so much for all of your kindness and well-wishes over the last week (heck, over the last 9 months). We have the best blog readers ever and are so grateful you let us share a little bit of our lives with all of you.
Congratulations! This post makes me NEED another baby STAT! My first will be 1 in August. He’s been a handful and then some, but seeing a sweet, innocent, little newborn baby makes me think that maybe next time I’ll get a happy baby…..
What an adorable family! Congratulations! He is a beautiful baby:-)
Oh, congratulations! He is just darling!!! I love the photo of his sweet little feet. And, my fourth c-section was so unbelievably easy. I literally had no pain and the docs and nurses were in awe over how quickly and easily I recovered. Enjoy your time with the baby!
So adorable! I love the picture of them in their red white and blue! Congrats!
Congrats Kate!! He’s absolutely precious!! And although TV and movies have left you with high drama expectations, I’m glad to hear there were none. Congrats again to your family!!
He is adorable!!!!!! Absolutely precious! Congratulations to you and your family!
Congratulations!! He is so cute!
Congratulations, Kate!!!! He is absolutely ADORABLE and so are your other children!!
He is a beautiful baby! Congratulations to the whole family!
Congratulations Kate! He is a cutie pie!
He is perfect! Congratulations on your little bite 🙂 I am glad he isn’t so grumpy anymore. Food can definitely turn your world right-side up!
Congrats! What a handsome baby! You have been blessed with three beautiful children. I know you are very proud!
He’s so beautiful!! I have a Will also, love the name! (Isn’t your daughter Meredith? Or am I dreaming? My sweet girl is Meredith, too). (:
Congratulations!! Love, love, love your site! (my fam does too!)
What an adorable little guy! Seriously, one of the cutest babies I have ever seen!
Love the pictures he is so adorable. You have such a precious family. Congratulations! (ps-i love the baby feet, what is it about them? I used to rub my babies’ feet like they were a worry stone.) hahaha 🙂
Congrats Kate and family! Baby Will is adorable.
He’s adorable! Congratulations!
I am so impressed at how coherent you are post c-section and baby #3. You amaze me. He’s such a cutie and I love the name. Congratulations!
Congratulations! He is adorable!
Oh my cuteness! That picture of the 3 of them together with their matching 4th of July wear is just the most adorable thing I have seen all day 🙂 Congratulations!
So, so cute! And I love his name. Congratulations!
Congratuations Kate! Oh my goodness, he is a beautiful baby! Your family is precious and Will’s siblings look so proud!
WOW! Newborns are not supposed to be that cute! He seriously is SO adorable. He looks like he’ll fit right in with your other 2 because they are adorable too. Congratulations!
Congrats! Got to love mean nurses. I had a few of those for my latest little one. 🙂
What a handsome little guy! Congratulations!
Ohhhhh, I love it! He totally looks like your other kids, what a cutie!
Beautiful! Great name, I have a Will and a Samuel! I also have a newborn, which is why I’m awake at all hours of the night….hope you get some sleep.
wow that is one CUTE baby!! congrats!!
congratulations, he is beautiful!
Congratulations! He is so handsome and I’m lovin that hair! I hope you two are doing well and getting adjusted to life! So happy he’s here and that’s he’s healthy!