meet levi matthew

Well hello little blog that I have neglected for the past few months!!! I’m sure you all figured I’ve been locked up in the house with a newborn with 5 feet of snow in front of the door and guess what, you figured right! So thankful it is getting sunny here in Michigan and we’re finally getting outside to enjoy some fresh air after a longgggg winter. We are so excited to announce to those that do not know yet that we welcomed a healthy baby BOY on January 25 at 4:59pm. Weighing 8lbs. 2oz., and 20 inches long. I always tried to imagine how much I would love my future children and how I would feel when they were set in my arms for the first time. Of course over the months of being pregnant I always anticipated that moment and really looked forward to it. Words cannot describe it. We’re so in love and overjoyed. It truly is the best. We are so thankful for him and that the Lord blessed us with this little human to care for.

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Labor was of course not the highlight of my life but I am proud of myself and think I did a great job, that moment they set him on my chest makes me tear up just thinking about it. I wish I could relive that moment over and over again. I guess I’ll just have to have babies every year like my sister and keep experiencing that amazing moment. Kidding, kidding. Maybe.

For anyone who is considering waiting to find out the sex of their baby, or thought about it when that time comes in your life … I HIGHLY recommend it. It was such an amazing moment when I heard his little screams and Matthew looked at me teary eyed and said its a boy and kissed me as they laid him on my chest. BEST. MOMENT. EVER. Not to mention I noticed his little man parts dangling as the doctor held him in the air before setting him on me ;).

I can’t believe I’m a mom and have a SON. I’m still on cloud 9 and pretty sure I might just live here for the rest of my life. I’ve got some catching up to do with photos, just have to sort through a few thousand and share some on here soon. So stay tuned because there is a lot to share. I’ve had so many people come up to me and tell me how bummed they were every time they checked my blog and didn’t see a post for so long and I apologize for that! I guess I sometimes just think there isn’t anyone out there reading this anyway so I slack and let life fly by and never make time for it. So if you are out there reading this, I would love to know! I feel like so many people tell me when they eventually see me or meet me and then never leave a comment so I had no idea they even read my blog. So help a sister out and tell me you’re there!!! So it will motivate me to blog more ;) And share his nursery on here too! Like I said, lots of catching up to do … but I think I can do it ;) I even have sessions to share too! And lots of Levi … LOTS.

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Matthew is such an amazing father … he jumped right in with the diaper changing!

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Here is my 40 week picture because I never posted it. I made it to 40 weeks and 3 days preggo. Missing the bump big time but love my little man out of the belly to share with the world too. But still miss the bump. Funny how your belly goes from cute to not cute in a matter of seconds haha.

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  1. Corrine Helder 5/28/14 3:02 PM

    Congratulations Leah!! I’m so glad you’re enjoying motherhood and loving on your little guy! He is precious!

  2. Janelle 5/28/14 4:02 PM

    Aww so cute! thanks for sharing. Cody are I are hoping to experience this in 1 week if the little one decides to come on time :) Levi is adorable! (AND keep blogging! i missed it!)

  3. Rachael O'Donnell 5/28/14 6:21 PM

    I did Mallory West’s make up for her wedding and have been following your work and blog ever since. I had a baby boy on Valentine’s Day so it’s fun to share the experience with other new mommies. It’s the best.

  4. Ginger 5/28/14 7:30 PM

    I’m reading! :). Congrats again on your beautiful little family!

  5. Andrea Nieto 5/28/14 9:33 PM

    Leah I love reading your blog!!

  6. Julie DeGroot 5/30/14 11:11 AM

    Don’t they grow so fast Leah? Its amazing how much love you give when they place them on your chest. Your heart just fills up:) Hope all is well and congrats!! Love reading the blog!