Oh, is it wrong to admit how much more I love this little guy now that he's out!?!?! I love, love, LOVE this feeling! The feeling of not being pregnant, that is. Not so much the feeling of I-just-barely-barely-finished-being-pregnant. That feeling is not so great, the details of which I will leave to the memories of those who have experienced it, and to the imaginations of those who have not.
Everyone, I would like you to meet our newest little addition:
Miles Conrad Alder
8 lbs. 12 oz.
21.7 inches long
(the appropriateness of inserting a picture
of him alone here is extreme -
however, in my haze of very
little sleep over the last 3 nights,
I seem to have neglected to take one,
and hence, only have a million
pictures of him with other people.
Do not fear, though...
...this fact will soon be changed.)
I would really like to delve into the whole story, but my eyes are finding it difficult to stay open (almost impossible). So, I'll leave you with some of my favorite pictures instead.
McKenzie is saying, "Why is he making those grunting noises?" I love Brian's face in this one - does he just adore her, or what?
Family of Five - it's getting harder and harder to get us all looking decent in the same photo...we tried about 7 times - and this is as good as we could get.
Yes, yes, you may have noticed. My hair and my makeup are two days old now - but there are some times where the moment that is captured doesn't necessarily depend on the beauty of the subjects involved.
Welcome to our family, little Miles.