Saturday, November 10, 2007

24 Hours Old!

I can't believe how quickly babies become a part of your life. Baby Jake is only 24 hours old and already I can't imagine our family without him. I know he was meant to come to us. In honor of this 24 hour milestone, I want to post 24 things I LOVE about my sweet boy already:

1)His sweet red hair - I was hoping for another redhead!
2)The way he smiles in his sleep.
3)His BIG feet.
4)His soft cry. It's really more of a grunt - I have yet to hear him really cry!
5)His little fingers interlocking in funny ways when he sleeps.
6)His strong neck. He can already hold his head up!
7)The way he sighs. When he is awake he just never stops 'talking'.
8)His cute frog tongue. His tongue flicks in and out all the time.
9)The way he makes Will smile. Jake is definitely Will's brother - they look just alike and Will is so thrilled!
10)His calm personality. He is really quite content to gaze around.
11)His soft skin.
12)His yummy baby smell - how do babies automatically smell this way?!?
13)His scrunchy little nose.
14)His long fingernails. We already had to clip them this morning!
15)His round belly.
16)His long arms and legs tucked in like a little frog.
17)His name. I think Baby Jake is so sweet!
18)That he is ours. We love him so much already!
19)How much the boys love him. Drew just cried last night when Diana took them home because he wanted to see Baby Jake one more time.
20)Watching Nate hold him. You could just tell he was thrilled to be a big brother.
21)How happy Matt is to 'have our very own basketball team!'
22)Jake's serious expressions.
23)How he hates to be swaddled, already. He fights to free his hands.
24)How he completes our family. We are so blessed to be the parents of this little bundle of Heaven!



Rebecca said...

That is so sweet! Congratulations! I can't wait to see the pictures! {{{hugs}}}

Burton Family said...

We are sooo excited for you guys!! Wish you had gone just a little earlier on our anniversary!! We are so glad that all went well-Carolyn called us the night he was born-but it is fun to read about it here! I love the name Jake!! What a wonderful time in our lives when we have a baby in our homes!! I have always loved that time-Congrats! Love you

Deborah said...

We can't wait to see pictures. I hope it's okay, but I announced Jake's arrival during our "good news minute" today. I also gave a quick update on Matt since there were some questions there. I hope Baby Jake remains calm and content for you.

Katie said...

What a sweet post! I love that you verbalized how much a part of your family Baby Jake already is. I'm always amazed by that.

Rachael said...

Congrats!~ I am so happy for you to have another sweet little boy! I love the name Jake, and I have a nephew that is almost 2 1/2 and we still call him baby Jake because it is so cute! I hope things keep going well

Jessie said...

Both my boys hated being swaddled too. He sounds so yummy. Two with red hair, I love it!