Friday, March 12, 2010

Levi Russell Shaw

2 days old

A few hours old
Jordyn felt the need to wink at the camera
Just minutes old: Father and Son
We're so happy to finally have Levi here with us. He was born on Wed. March 10th at 4:39pm. Everything went pretty smoothly. The moment we saw it was a boy was very exciting and met all my expectations. It was one of the most exciting moments of my life and Jeff agrees. You can see just how elated Jeff is in the picture of him and Levi. Levi weighed 7lbs. 12 oz. and was 20.5 inches. We came home from the hospital last night. Today he has pooped about 6-7 times, eats like a champ, and is sleeping when he isn't eating or pooping. I find joy in staring at him, holding him next to me, watching him sneeze, kissing him, touching his soft cheeks, and trying to change a diaper without getting squirted on. I can't believe he was inside of me just 3 days ago. It doesn't seem possible. The whole experience is a miracle and I'm so grateful to be part of it. I hope to treasure the simple and quiet moments of my time with each of my children and of Levi while he is so small and perfect.

9 comments:

Lindsay JJ said...

What a handsome boy! Congratulations! Look forward to seeing him in person!

Alice said...

He's so cute. I love that name. It's great to know that even after 2 kids it's still so exciting to have a 3rd.

Alice said...

Oh ya, for the first month of life Finn would squirt Jared every time he changed him...I got many laughs out of it:)

Coordination Queen said...

So sweet. Congratulations!

Grandms Karen said...

Thank you so much for posting these adorable pictures. I love you guys and CAN't wait to hold and kiss Levi myself! Hugs and Kisses to all.

Grandpa Tim said...

What a precious baby!!! I love him so much, he is so cute. And, the looks on everyone's faces are so telling. Sydney looks like the protective big sister and Jordyn the ham. Lauren you don't look like you just gave birth, you look like you just went to the beauty parlor! I know so well the feelings of the proud father holding his first son... in fact the first time holding each of my children. I held each of my kids and looked at their pure innocent faces and wondered what life had in store for them. I offered up a prayer that the Lord would protect my precious baby and watch over them, and I hoped I could be a good father. But there is something profound about having a son realizing that it is your responsibility to teach him how to righteously bear the priesthood. I am getting too serious here. But, it just reminded me of those precise moments in my life that the pictures reminded of. Lauren, I so understand your desire to never forget those precious simple moments in the beginning. I never have, it as if it happened this morning for me. They are locked in my heart as they now are in yours. What a sublimely beautiful blessing the Lord gives us to be parents.

Kirsten said...

He's adorable! What a perfect moment that must have been to hear the Dr. say, "It's a Boy!" Very special indeed.

Melissa said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful.

Kai and Amy said...

Yay! Levi is so beautiful and his daddy looks so proud holding him! Congratulations! Hope you are feeling well! You have a family just like mine 2 girls and then a boy!