Sunday, January 25, 2009

Introducing Our Newest Addition...



Our littlest favorites in the world.



"We love our Haven... oh yes we do... 
we love our Haven and we'll be true...
when she's not near us... we're blue...
 Oh Haven we love you!"
I caught her singing this song to herself last week... 
it was one of the highlights.  Hearing her sing the song, that we sing to her, helped me to know that she feels loved.  I've had so many people tell me that with their second kids they worried that they might not be able to love them as much as they loved their first... I never have felt that way.  I guess carrying my babies has prepared me for the flood of emotions from the moment I see the + sign or feel the first kick.  I've loved him for what seems like an eternity.  I just know that my only concern was that Haven didn't feel any less loved when her brother got home.  I've since decided that: 
Love doesn't get diluted with each child... 
it    e x p a n d s.
The look on his face in this one is PRICELESS... it's like a flashforward to the awkward "5th grade kisses mommy kisses" that he'll reluctantly give me. I swear he's thinking... "C'mon mom... are you kidding me???"
We're still getting used to the idea that we have TWO!
She is so sweet with him... so that definately makes things easier :)


Love him!
A few captured "Haven and Daddy-moments"



We're so anxious to see what color his eyes will be!
My precious "little man"
Drake's Tootsies... so happy he got Daddy's! :)
Haven is so cute with him... better than I even hoped she would be.
To increase our odds of getting at least a few good pics we had 2 cameras snapping away.  
Loving somebody... who's so little... so much.
My mom caught so many great photos of us.  I was surprised that so many turned out between our make-shift "photo studio" and Haven's lack of interest in taking photos.  So you can chalk these photos up to my mom's sweet photography skills and Greg's creativity in getting her to smile.  




This picture captured a moment of speaking without words.  
(And it was probably for the best that none were exchanged... as this was the last picture that was taken... and for good reason.  Haven and Drake were very much DONE with the pictur-taking-scene despite our best efforts at being patient with our almost-2-year old's tantrums and our little man's vigorous attempts at fleeing the scene.  It was chaotic... but I love that all Greg and I have to do is just exchange a look to have one of our moments when we just get each other.  Despite the lack of sleep and the transitional adjustments... I have never been happier.  Drake has somehow filled a void I never knew existed... I love him so much.

29 comments:

Go Go Gomez said...

Best Friend!

I got teary eyed when I read this! You guys are such a beautiful family. Your little man is so cute! He is just so handsome! I am glad you guys are happy! Love you!

The Robinson Family said...

He's so handsome. Your beautiful as always, no one would ever believe you had a baby like a week ago. You guys are gorgeous. Nice job on the bloggin'!!!

Monica&Kevin said...

Yay!! So happy for you guys. What a beautiful family. He's adorable.

Staci said...

You are so beautiful and you guys always have the best pictures:) Welcome little guy!! What love!

Robinson Family said...

What sweet pictures! I'm so happy for you guys. Once you get a schedule down, you'll find out having two is a piece of cake:) And Brock has always been so good with Graham...Sometime he smothers himtoo much. So it looks like Haven is off to a good start!! Congrats Guys

Tara said...

So stinking cute! Congratulations!

Vanessa and Garrett said...

You two have some seriously cute baby making skills!! I cant wait to see him (all of you) in person. Love you guys!!

Teresa said...

He's here! Save and sound! I'm so happy for your sweet little family- you guys are adorable!
Thanks for sharing all the pictures- they turned out great!

Tony and Traci said...

He sure is adorable! What a great addition to such a good lookn' family. Congratulations! You guys took some really creative pictures.

Justin and Mandy said...

Oh such a beautiful family... and that little Drake is to die for. Shavonne, you look AMAZING! Who looks that good after just having a baby?!? I hope all is well, and that you are getting some sleep. Let me know when you are up for a visit. We will be out in Ceder Fort today, but don't worry, I won't pop in on you! Sometimes people would do that to me right after I had Gentry and I just wouldn't answer the door! So bad... but call first so I have time to get out of my robe, even though it it 4 in the afternoon! Love ya! E-mail me... mandywilding@hotmail.com

Stacey said...

Hi pretty!! Im so glad you posted these! Ive been dying for an update. That last picture seriously made me teary eyed. Youre such a good mom Shavonne! I love you!

What the "Hales" said...

Wow congrats on the new little guy! You have a beautiful family. Everyone looks so happy! Just found out I'm have yet another girl...

Sara said...

Congratulations on Drake! Glad everyone is doing so well!

Svancara Family said...

he is SO cute you guys!! Congratulations! He looks a lot like you, Shavonne. Hope you guys are adjusting well.

Tessa McDonald said...

Perfect baby Shavonne! You now have a family! Makes it feel more real when there is two! You look beautiful and sooo in love with that little boy!

Chris and Erin said...

Congrats Greg and Shavonne! It was good seeing the pictures of all 4 of you together. Hopefully we will be able to see you all in person sometime soon, until then, it is nice to see your family grow on the blog! We miss you a lot! Your babies are adorable.

Kelly said...

Congratulations my dear friends! I am so happy for all of you! Haven will be such a great big sis protecting her little brother from now on...You look beautiful Shavonne, as always. The glow of motherhood is a beautiful one!

Maren said...

Shavonne,
I have been waiting for you to post pictures of the little man. He is just as gorgeous as his mother! What a cutie! Can't wait to see him in person.
Go CARDINALS!!!

aj said...

so so so cute! I love the idea of an at-home photo shoot! Your babies are beautiful (Haven is still a "baby" right?). Drake is such a good looking baby! Good work you too. And...you, Shavonne are looking as good as ever. How do you it?
ps. I was just talking to a friend the other day about how much she loves the name Drake! She would be so jealous...for whatever reason her husband refuses to allow that name (bummer. it's such a good name).

marci said...

Congratulations on your new little guy! What beautiful pictures!

Sparks in the Desert said...

YEAH!!! He is finally here! Your pictures with your new little one are so priceless! Congrats to you all! So glad that Haven is doing so well with the new addition...and may I add you look HOT after having a baby!

Luvs!

Sarah

The Cingolani's said...

Congratulations on the new arrival!! He is absolutley beautiful and such a great addition to your family! The photos are great!

Jen and Ky said...

Greg,
I like the picture of your toes with the wedding rings.
Ky

MichaelandCamilleBennett said...

Agreed... "a baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty."
I am so happy for your adorable family. You are all so beautiful and I am so glad that your little Drake is here safe and sound.
We love you all! Take care and keep in touch!

vocalise said...

Hello, Shavonne! I stumbled upon your blog via another's. So fun to see you and your beautiful little family. I just can hardly believe it! So much love and joy! I noticed the piano in your lovely home...still singing by chance? :)

Chris & Sarah said...

Congrats on your new bundle of joy!!! You have a beautiful and wonderful family!!! Wishing you guys the best!!!

belofam said...

He is so cute! We had our little guys pretty close together. I had Lucas on 1/28. The pictures are so cute of your family. You little girl is darling and looks just like you.

Mel and Dane said...

You have such a cute family and baby Drake is adorable!! Congrats!!

Chris and Erin said...

When are you going to put up new pictures??? I keep checking your blog and hoping to see them... :(