It’s a Baby Boy!
He’s here!! It’s been a week really, but between staring into his little steel blue eyes, the dimple on his right cheek when he smiles, and his little baby coos, we have been completely beside ourselves and let this announcement slide a few extra days. The sleep deprivation hasn’t helped either.
But he is finally here.
Emmett James was born on October 1st, after 16 and a half hours of active labor. He is immensely adored, cherished and the apple of our eye. We have slid into parenthood with little extra bumps along the way in the healing process for me, but it has been a transition Ben and I have taken on with the greatest of joys.
There will be time for his full birth story when I can bring myself to put him down for long enough to write it, but for now, I hope you like the photos of our newest little addition. Thank you for following along as we chronicled his arrival over the months. From our announcements, to the semi-weekly baby size updates with some of my favorite and most adored recipes.
Our baby category will inevitably grow as we transition into telling our new story, with more family focused recipes, mom focused recipes, and stories of our little guy and how we are tackling this new life as parents. But don’t dispair, the oven will stay on, and the cast iron hot. There is so much to share, and we hope that you continue to stay involved in our lives, as we grow into a family of four (Yes, the dog counts 😉 ).
If you are new and haven’t seen our chronicle of baby centric stuff – catch up!!
We started with the announcement of our little one back in the spring. The Orange Blossom and Almond Cake will always hold a special place in my heart for this very reason.
And we followed it up with a “How Big is Baby” Baking series to see how much he grew by week! There was sweets and savory recipes, including these poached pears, and the Crepe Suzette at week 20. For the savories we went to grilled romaine salads with blackberries and crispy prosciutto, and all butter croissants for the carb lover in me.
You have followed it all, and we are so grateful. Keep us in your thoughts, and send prayers for restful nights sleep for all of us HA! I will be back very soon with more recipes, videos, and stories to tell. Until then, I have a cutie to cuddle.
Most sincere congratulations, guys. Thanks for the update.
Remember that baby + restful nights is a myth foisted upon us all by mattress manufacturers.
All the best,
hahah Yes, we are finding that out the hard way. Sleeping in shifts is a thing for us right now. I never thought I would treasure a three hour “nap” so much in my life in between shifts, but here we are! coffee is the only thing getting us through haha
Hey congratulations! Now the FUN begins, enjoy your new adventure!
THANKS JON!! Oh yes, he’s keeping us on our toes already! haha
My heart is overfilled with joy for your newest addition! No doubt your life will never be the same! Welcome
to the world Emmett ❤️
Thanks Holly! It is amazing how much life has changed already – for the better. We love him. And hope everyone can get some smiles out of his antics along the way 🙂
AHHHH I am SO happy for you friend! Emmett is SO adorable and I hope he brings you so much joy!
Thank you so much, Taylor! He’s been such a snuggle bug, he’s impossible to put down!
Congratulations! What a little sweetie 🙂
Thank you Meghan!! He is too sweet for words!
That little yawn! So cute! Congratulations, Megan!
I know, the yawn kills me every time! haha Thanks so much Stephanie!! We love having him around!
Seriously, my heart is full for you right now! He’s the cutest and those cheeks!! Congrats!!
I heart you like woah, friend! He’s such a treat, he has a sneaky side, like his auntie Lauren. I know you two would be best buds!
Aw, how wonderful! I’ve just discovered your site, and this is my first meeting with you…. perfect! Our daughter has just given us our first grandchild, and I was right there along with her hubby AT THE BIRTH!! Yes, I’m still kinda squealing at that. It was beyond amazing…..an incredible experience to be at the bedside when my grandchild took his first breath, just a month after I sat at my Mum’s bedside as she took her last breath in this world. Death and life… Sorrows and joys. Through it all, God is good.
Every blessing on your new family x
Anne thank you so much!! And congrats to you on the first grandbaby!! But on the other side, I am so sorry for the loss of your mum. I am sending all of my happiest and healing thoughts to you and your family during this happy and sad time. I hope you have many memories of your mom to cherish, and you can also focus on making new treasured memories with your new grandbaby. All the best!! Hope to see you around here again!
Such a cutie!!! Congrats!!!!
Thanks, Brian! The best/worst part is that he KNOWS how cute he is already and that he can get away with anything hahah
That sweet little yawn. So very happy for you guys. Welcome, Emmett!
Congratulations to the new Cougar! Do I see a quarterback in his future? Enjoy your bundle and remember all the Aunties you have. GO COUGS1