saturday . . .

1.15.2011

you never really know what a miracle it is . . .until it happens . . .

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a precious, little gift, all bundled up . . .

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I had forgotten so many things . . . the smell of their skin . . . one could just drink it in . . .

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the silly little grumpy faces . . .

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the adorable little breaths . . . tiny fingers & toes . . .

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as difficult as the last 39 weeks might have been, as well as the heartbreaks before that . . . well this moment, it was all worth it :) I couldn't have asked for anything more & I feel so blessed to have this little man in my life :)

In survival mode right now . . . little sleep & a big brother named Ryan needing LOTS of time & reassurance from mommy. I didn't realize how difficult the transition might be for him - being the center of my world for the past 4 years he is trying really hard to be a great big brother but I think it is tough for him & he is a very sensitive kid. Working on tackling (and treasuring) each day as it comes . . . thank you all for your constant support, warm wishes, and prayers!!! Be back soon - promise :)

ttyl - julie :)

67 comments:

  1. so happy for you and he is a wee cutie, yup its amazing how quickly you forget , cant wait to hear more and see more pics :)

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  2. many congrats for you and your family:)

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  3. Congratulations! How beautiful baby! Warm wishes to the big brother as well :)

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  4. It will all fall into place before you know it....with Ryan and his new lil brother. Been there done that...LOL!!!! He will be your new little one's Hero before you know it! Take care and enjoy every mili-second!!!! It goes by so fast! Hugs to you and Congratulations!!!!!

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  5. Oh Julie, he is SUCH a sweetheart!! Congrats to you and your family. I'm sure Ryan will be an amazing big brother and he'll soon realize that mommy has more than enough love to go around. :)
    - April

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  6. Congratulations Julie!! I'd been praying for a result like this since reading of your heartbreak so long ago. God is wonderful!!
    Enjoy, drink him in, and be sure to cuddle Ryan as much as you can too. You have two beautiful sons now!! Way to go Mama!!

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  7. Congratulations! These pictures are wonderful. I am in tears right now reading your blog. You really deserve it. And seeing your pictures it gives me hope that maybe someday it will happen again to me, too. Enjoy every single moment. I am so happy for you

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  8. Dear sweet Julie. Congratulations! He is absolutely perfect. I'm so happy everything has work out this time, and I hope this eases some of the heartakes from the past. Time really heals all wounds but little miracles does so even better. I'm sure Ryan soon will see that you have love in abundance for them both, and when everyone is settled in the new role as a family of four he will be the best big brother. Take your time getting to know the little one. I'm looking forward to more great inspiration and baby LO :) Hugs&kisses!

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  9. Congratulations to you and your family!!!
    You have two beautiful sons now!

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  10. He's adorable! Congratulations to all of you!

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  11. Congratulations to you all, Julie!! He is so beautiful & so precious! Enjoy this special time in his life, and Ryan will soon be just as in love with his little brother as you are!! Sending hugs your way!!

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  12. Huge congrats Julie! He is adorable. Looking forward now to all those adorable baby boy layouts! We'll give you some time though! Tee hee. :)

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  13. Oh Julie. Congratulations!! I'm so glad that he is finally here. Best of everything thing to you and your family.

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  14. your baby boy is just beautiful! congrats new mom! :)

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  15. What a miracle....so happy for your family. He is absolutely gorgeous! And that grumpy face is the best!

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  16. Such a precious and handsome little gift! Congratulations, Julie!!!

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  17. congrats on the new addition to ur family :) ... hehehe so happy for you :) ... all will b well ... dun worry :)

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  18. oh, Julie, congratulations sweetie, I'm so very happy that your difficult journey has finally come to an end and the result is this precious miracle. Enjoy his baby-ness, it's such a short time! Ryan will be just fine, this is all part of learning how to function in the world. You are an awesome woman and your boys are so blessed to have you for their mom.

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  19. Congratulations...have you read the book "i'm a big brother" by Joanna Cole. It might be good for you to get. I read it to my oldest before we had our second baby.

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  20. Wow Julie he is such a cutie! And your words made me almost cry. But I think that is normal for me being pregnant in the 10th week.
    Enjoy these very special time of getting to know each other.
    Lots of love
    Julie from Germany

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  21. Julie Daddy, Ryan congrats on the brand new little boy in your life. He is so precious . Let Ryan be a part of his daily life by helping bring you diapers, powder, blankets etc. It won't be long before he realizes that he is the big brother and there is always room on Mommy's lap for 2. You might if you haven't already fix a little gift for him to give to his brother and then one for his brother to give to him. That helped when my daughter had her 2nd son and it showed Adam that he wasn't being left out. They aren't being left out they just think they are. Best wishes and I know you and your family are going to enjoy this little guy as you do Ryan.

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  22. congratulations -- I can't believe how anxious I've been to hear! He is beautiful. Enjoy him & your growing family.

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  23. Congratulations Julie! What a precious little guy!!

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  24. He's adorable! Congratulations to you and your family!

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  25. Congratulations! Take care of yourself and that precious baby.

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  26. Congratulations to you and your husband Julie!! He is so perfect and precious!! I'm so happy for you! Little Ryan will soon be wanting to help all of the time! It helped our older son get through the lack of attention he was feeling when we focused on him being a big help to me and his little sister! Take care and enjoy every minute!!

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  27. Oh he is absolutely PRECIOUS! Congrats! Someone told me when I had my second, its still very important for the first one to have their 'dates' with mommy alone, daddy alone and grandparents alone. That seemed to help my son. Even if we just ran to the grocery store just us two. :-)

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  28. Congratulations Julie to you and your family! So happy to see this wonderful time finally come for you!! :) He is such a sweetie and definitely looks like his big brother. Wishing lots of joy with this little bundle and I am so happy for Ryan that he will get to experience the awesomeness of being a big brother!! :)

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  29. Congratulations Julie!!! I'm so excited and happy for you! Hang in there, you're a great mom!!

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  30. Aww, he's so precious! Congrats to you and your family. I can totally relate to a jealous big sibling. My pediatrician warned me before the delivery to be sure to give older sibling alone time with both mom and dad. Even just a few mins makes a big difference!

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  31. Congratulations! A lot of health for the little one.

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  32. He is gorgeous!!! Huge congratulations! I'm so happy for you!

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  33. Congratulations to all of you - he is gorgeous.

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  34. Awwwww, he is just perfect! HUGE congrats~

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  35. Congratulations to you and your family. I'm happy for you that everything went well. Ryan will settle in with time and get used to his role as big brother. :-)

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  36. Those pictures just make me want to cry, Julie! I am sooooo happy for you guys and so thankful that God has blessed you with this precious new life. The transition for Ryan will just take a little time, don't worry about it. The best thing to do is to keep him as involved as possible with helping with the new task of having another little one. We would let my oldest (who is also around 4 years older than his sibling) gently comb the baby's hair after bathtime, get us a spit rag during feedings, hand us a diaper, hold the bottle, etc. We would praise him big time for being "the older brother" and for helping with the baby. This made him still feel important, as well as it helped us out quite a bit! He felt it was his "duty" to be the hero and help his new brother, and that made him have a sense of purpose during this time of transition.

    Again, congrats to you all. God bless you guys! :)

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  37. Congratulations Julie! He is so adorable! I can't wait to see some layouts! Take it easy and try to get some sleep!

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  38. Congrats!! So happy for you and your family.....be blessed!!

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  39. Julie--he is beautiful! I am so happy for you!! This miracle was a LONG time coming! I hope Ryan realizes how much you still love him...soon! :) Enjoy this time

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  40. Oh Julie...I am so excited to read your post that your little man is finally here! What a blessing!!! I barely know you except what you share on your blog posts and I am sitting here crying happy tears of joy for you! Praise the Lord for a healthy and beautiful little man in deed! Well worth the wait and the heart ache! I will pray for you all as you find your way through the next few months into your new "normal".

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  41. Congratulations Julie! Glad to hear that everybody is doing good! I'm sure Ryan will love the big brother role eventually!

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  42. Congratulations Julie! He's precious and his big brother will do fine and you'll find will be very helpful to you.

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  43. Oh he is precious. By all means take time for the fellas in your life - we'll wait!

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  44. CONGRATULATIONS!!! My goodness!- He is adorable! Congrats to big brother, Ryan! When my daughter was born, my Ryan was a bit stunned, but he is the best big brother and I know your lil' man is destined to be a great big brother, as well!

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  45. Oh Julie- he IS such a precious little Baby Bonner. I know Ryan will get a handle on things and step up to be the helper and great big brother that he is carved out to be...higs for all of you!

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  46. Oh so precious!! Congratulations! Good luck juggling everything! Enjoy all the little moments!

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  47. He is so beautiful! I pray that the transition does go well for your son. I know my little sister was born when I was 8 and it was a challenge, but we made it. And it turns out, I kinda like the kid! ;-)

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  48. He is amazing. So happy for you and your family. Enjoy every minute of it because it goes so fast.

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  49. Congratulations to you and your family. Enjoy all the momements as they go by so very fast. I found a quote that I thought was appropriate.

    "Where there is great love, there are miracles." by Willa Cather

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  50. Congratulations on the arrival of your newest member! I am so excited and happy for your family! God bless you!

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  51. Congrats on your beautiful little addition! Try to rest and enjoy what each day brings...

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  52. He is precious Julie! And Ryan will adjust just fine. :)

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  53. CONGRATS!! He is GORGEOUS!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  54. Congratulations Julie
    I'm very happy for you and family, your little one is very cute!!

    God bless you

    MJ

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  55. Such a darling baby!!! Congratulations!!! Ryan will come into his role beautifully as a big brother!

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  56. Congratulations, Julie! He is so adorable!
    I am so happy for you and your family; and Ryan will adjust too, just takes time. Enjoy the
    everyday moments with your two sweet children.

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  57. Congratulations!! Happy to hear your little boy has arrived and is safe and healthy!! He is gorgeous -- you are now doubly blessed!!

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  58. Congratulations, Julie! So precious is a new baby. Oh, and the newborn smell--I LOVE it, too. It was always so sad for me the day I couldn't smell it anymore. Rest, sleep, enjoy :)

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  59. Oh my gosh, Julie!! He is just precious!!! I know what you mean about the baby smell.. I certainly miss it!! Is there a way we can bottle and save it?? :) I hope you all are doing well!!! Big hugs!!!

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  60. A HUGE congrats! Enjoy your growing family. He is so precious. :)

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  61. Congratulations!! such a cutey. Enjoy these moments.

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  62. Congratulations!!! He is adorable. :)

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