Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Dream Come True

When I was pregnant we had lots of conversations about whether baby Hammond would be a boy or a girl. We were both very torn about what we were having, however, I couldn't fathom the idea of a little boy. I wanted a girl so bad I could cry. I was terrified at the thought of having a boy! I knew nothing about having boys! Then one night, I had a dream. Even now, months later, I can still remember vivid details about that dream and it warms my heart. In my dream I was in the delivery room and my doctor handed me a beautiful baby boy with a head full of dark hair. He was a big baby but he was beautiful and he was mine. I snuggled him for a long time and even got to breastfeed in my dream. When I woke up, I cried. The dream was so real I felt like someone had taken my baby boy from me. I had an ache in my heart the rest of the day. Suddenly, in my heart, I knew this baby was a boy and I was thrilled to pieces. I couldn't imagine life any other way. Of course my first born was a boy! So that afternoon I went to Target and bought an outfit. I left the tags on and taped the receipt on the hanger - just in case. In the weeks that followed I had several more dreams and in every single one of them, the baby was a boy. Therefore, I wasn't very surprised when our sweet ultra sound tech told us the baby in my womb was, in fact, a boy. I cried tears of joy and my hands shook from excitement.

Today, I got out that little outfit I bought months ago. I was so excited to put it on my little boy. As I told him the story behind the clothes he was about to wear he looked at me and smiled. My heart soared as I dressed my dream come true. God has been so wonderful as He poured out blessings on our little family!

Monday, September 3, 2012

1 month pictures

I've had the same best friend since I was 4 years old. That's a whopping 25 years of friendship, laughter, and inside jokes. I often call her my womb to tomb friend. She's quite the special person in my life... For a very special baby gift, she decided to take some beautiful baby pictures of Caleb. So the day after Caleb turned a month old she came to visit and we spent an entire day photographing the cutest little boy on the planet. :) It is literally impossible for any of us to choose a favorite, so here's a random sampling of the pictures we enjoy. I think I could make an entire scrapbook of just the photos from that day. Thank you Natalie for a ton of fun and some amazing pictures!

I could kiss these cheeks all day!

Wearing Daddy's tie, all ready to begin his teaching career!

In the midst of taking pictures, Caleb grabbed the tie and started chowing down. Don't worry, I fed him soon after this picture was taken!

Sleeping angel

Napping with Pooh

I love that it looks like he fell asleep reading! Starting him off right!

Great baby, great name!

"I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
How wonderful are Your works, I know that full well."
Psalm 139:14

I have no words. The cuteness just oozes from this picture!

This is Caleb's life verse:
"But my servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land into which he went, and his descendents shall possess it."
Numbers 14:24

I have a teddy bear just like this that I've loved on since I was 8 years old. Natalie searched the internet for days until she found a brand new bear, just like my Teddy. This is now Caleb's Teddy.

Another sweet sleeping angel! I love the fat rolls on his arms!

I love the expression on his face here!

One last picture in the Star Wars onesie for Daddy. (The snaps now come to his belly button.)
I just love the expression on his face here too!

Hiding from the paparazzi

Word to your mother!

What a sweet little smile!

I love the expression on DJ's face! He's such a proud Daddy!