Saturday, February 02, 2008

Thank You!

To all my dear blog friends - thank you so much for your outpouring of kindness on us these last days and weeks! All of your encouragement as I was on bed rest and now welcome little Samuel home is so appreciated and such a blessing!

Thank you for all of your notes, e-mails, cards, magazines to read (!), special treats you've sent, comments, etc... You are all such a special group of friends and I'm so thankful for you!

I'll share more on the meaning of Samuel and why we chose it soon - but wanted to get a quick update on today.

I wanted to show you some more pictures and let you know we are all home and trying to get settled into our new life - it's been crazy, but good.

Here are all the details:

Samuel Joseph
January 31, 2008
10:02 a.m.
6 lbs. 1 oz.
19 1/2 inches

Samuel meets Mama!

Emily and Samuel

Emily tenderly pats Samuel, she has been so sweet and gentle with him - what a blessing to watch!

Rachel and Samuel

Mama and Samuel are home!

I'll be popping on this week to post my Valentine ideas - the posts are already written! I'll look forward to catching up soon!

41 comments:

Susan said...

He is sweet. And you look great for having a new baby! Looks like the girls will be good big sisters.

Liz said...

He is absolutely adorable. Congratulations on your son. Glad you are home and doing well. Elizabeth

Michal said...

Congratulations to all of you! He is such a cute little peanut, as are his sisters with him. Looks like he is sure to be doted on by them! Thanks for the update, blessings to all of you!

MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

Glad you hear you are home and getting settled. Sweet pictures!

Linda said...

Congratulations, Monica! My girls directed me to your blog so I could see the pictures of the new baby - what a cutie Samuel is! So happy for you, your husband and "little ladies", and for your mama and papa - they must be bursting with pride. God is good - all the time!

Rosemary said...

Hello Monica,
I visit your blog often, do not have one of my own, however, love yours. Your family is beautiful. What a lovely time~Blessings to all~Rosemary

Rebecca said...

Oh Monica, What a sweet, precious little bundle from Heaven. Congratulations to your family!!!!
BTW - I have the same couch!

Pattie - Chicagoland, IL said...

He is absolutely delicious!!!!! Get some rest, smooch him lots, and enjoy this wonderful time of your lives.

Kim S. said...

Congratulations to you and your family!! He is adorable. :) Glad that you are doing well. -Kim S. in VA

Susan P. said...

A tiny little miracle and a blessing from above! The look of joy on your face says it all! Much love, Susan P.

Mrs. C said...

What a precious little gift from God! I'm so happy you both are home. :)

Katie said...

Absolutely gorgeous baby - welcome to the world dear Samuel!! :-)

Thanks for the adorable pics and update!

rohanknitter said...

He is so sweet!!

Grace said...

My Heart be still Monica!! What a handsome little man. I can't wait to hear the story. I will call you soon. Love you and miss you!!!!!

Sheila said...

Congratulation! What a sweet blessing!

Carolina Mama said...

Congratulations and Praise the Lord it all went so well! Enjoy!

Gena said...

Congratulations to you, Monica! That little Samuel is a beautiful boy. You are truly blessed.

I hope you have a wonderful first week at home. Take care.

Beverly said...

Thanks for the pictures! There is nothing sweeter than pictures of siblings meeting their new brother or sister. Looks like the girls are quite taken with Samuel! Welcome home and Congratulations!!!

Cottage in the City! said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww! He is adorable! What a blessing! He will steal your heart in a way that you will never be able to find the words for! Just thought I would warn you! LOL Congrats again, he is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Monica Dear!
Thanks for sharing those precious pictures! They are priceless.
Little Samuel is so adorable and perfect! Such blessings! "Our cup runneth over"!
Love you much,
Grandma

kymk99 said...

What sweet pictures of your girls with Baby Samuel! I remember how big my son looked once my daughter was born. Remember to get as much rest as you can and enjoy these moments!

Yvonne :o)

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

oh my gosh, he is completely adorable. I can just smell new baby from here!!! You look wonderful. Hope you get lots of rest and peace. I'm sure you are so thankful for your precious family!

(((((HUGS))))) sandi said...

OH what a FUN day to find yer blog! *CONGRATULATIONS!* on God's best gift~His generous legacy! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

Katy said...

Aw. what beautiful pictures Monica!!! Congratulations! What a sweet addition to your family! :)

Shirley said...

How sweet and precious! God bless!!!

Angela said...

Such a cute baby! So glad you are all home, cherish these days together, as you know they go so quickly.

Angela

Jenn said...

What a beautiful little man, and I love the name. My 6 year old's middle name is Samuel. It was chosen as I was having difficulty getting pregnant and I prayed fervently to get pregnant and promised God that I would raise him in a Christ centered environment basically, and I already knew I would give him the middle name Samuel. Then we were given Ryan! Ryan LOVES the story about him.

I am curious to see why you chose the name, and will check back soon.

Hugs,
Jenn

Amy said...

Oh so sweet! He is just precious and I am sure the whole family is over the moon! I love seeing the pictures of him being held by the girls. That is such a special moment.

You look great too!! Take care of yourself and enjoy a bloggy break while you all get adjusted!

Boomeyers said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet! Enjoy your time as a family of five!! I know it sure is different! Glad to see Emily is going to be such a good helper sister!

Chrisi said...

Awww. Congratulations! He is beautiful, and you look great. Thank you for sharing your precious pictures.

Kimmers said...

He is so adorable. Blessings to you and your family!

dayspringdawning said...

He is beautiful and so are your girls. Congratulations. God bless your family.

Wendy said...

Congratulations!
What a beautiful little boy and a wonderful name. May God bless you through this new season in your life.
Wendy

*carrie* said...

Oh, I just want to snuggle with him! That little striped outfit looks so cozy. Love you!

Darcy said...

Such precious pictures! He is absolutely adorable!

Heather said...

He is so precious! Congratulations to your family - I am so happy for you! What a blessing!

Aubrey said...

congratulations! I love the name Samuel. What a handsome boy!

Joanne said...

What a cutie pie! I must admit that I just LOVE the name for your new precious gift...our youngest is Samuel too!

Blessings, Joanne

Debbie J. said...

Congratulations! Your family is absolutely beautiful and so sweet. I know Ms. Ruth is thrilled. I'm so glad everything went so well.

Angela said...

Monica,
He looks so peaceful! Your family is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

nannykim said...

so cute!