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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Heaven


Benjamin Robert arrived 2 weeks early.

Born December 27th at 1:32am

7 Pounds 2 ounces

20 and 3/4 inches tall


First sleepless night:

Pure Joy. Heaven.


There are no words for how much we love Tracey and this gift of her son.


More to come soon.



46 comments:

Kim said...

Oh...

He's so beautiful! Congratulations!!

Jolie said...

I'm so, so happy for you. What a beautiful baby! What a blessing!

Kaija said...

Auguri!!!

Kate said...

What a beautiful Christmas gift . . . congratulations on your first son! :)

Roxane said...

He's beautiful. Congratulations to you both. Love you.

Andrea said...

Congrats!!! He is absolutely heavenly and perfectly adorable. So happy for your sleepless night!

Heffalump said...

That is so awesome! I'm so happy for you both!

Brenley said...

So glad he is in your arms safe and sound! He is beautiful! I am sure you are in Heaven! Congrats!

Amanda said...

He is adorable....congrats to your family. What a very special holiday season for you.

Lt. Col. Samantha Carter said...

He's perfect. So precious! I'm crying tears of joy for all of you!

Erica said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you. He's so handsome.. such a blessing!

Mindy said...

He's gorgeous! And I love that appreciate the things that so many others never will be able to ... like the sleepless nights. :) I love that you have him!

Head Nurse or Patient- you be the judge said...

So Wonderful! I am thrilled for you both- have many well deserved sleepless nights! Couldn't have a better Christmas present- I know first hand.

Kelly said...

Megan! This is such wonderful news! Nathan was here all evening and never said a word. :-)

I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!

dust and kam said...

So happy or you! He is perfect! So, so cute!!

Congratulations!!!

KieraAnne said...

That is awesome! I am so happy for the both of you. Congratulations on your new son!

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Becky Rose said...

he is beautiful! Your so blessed! I'm so happy for you! jealous!

Allred Fam said...

wow, absolutely amazing.....

hope you're getting some rest by now. I'm a big fan of the book "Babywise"

Ashley said...

crying. what a beautiful little miracle. prayers for you and tracey. congratulations

KieraAnne said...

I'll second the babywise recommendation. My kids were all sleeping through the night by 4-6 wks using that. :)

Liz said...

Well, once again tears of joy for you and your growing family!! What a wonderful late Christmas surprise!!

Juwmama said...

He is a beautiful baby!
Continue to enjoy the sleepless nights, before long they will be gone. :-)
JULIA

Sam and Lacey said...

(tears) bittersweet. He is beatiful.

Our Family said...

Congratulations!!!

Charity said...

So happy for you Megan! What a Merry Christmas present indeed!

mindyluwho said...

Oh! He's beautiful! I don't know when I started following your story, but it's been awhile and I have thought of you often and you've been in my prayers. I am just so thrilled for your sweet little family!

Calamity Jane said...

I just love tracy and the amazing wonderful beautiful darling tiny cousin my kids just got for christmas! Being the resident "auntie baby hog" (a title I have worn proudly for years
!) I can't wait to snuggle and kiss that little baby benjamin! What a gift!!!

brossettelewis said...

I am thrilled for you. A little panicked at first to see him early but thrilled that he's home. :)

Jilly said...

Congratulations on the happy arrival. He is so cute. Enjoy every moment, they grow up so fast! Can't wait to see more fun pictures of your happy family.

Ence Family said...

Congratulation! He is beautiful!! What a wonderful Christmas gift!! Can't wait to hear and see more about him!!

The Wright Family said...

Merry Christmas to you!!! We are SO happy for you. Congrats! How are you feeling?

Jeff and Lisa said...

Yay! Pure joy, is what I have felt for you lately. I'll have to email you my reaction of when I first read about your babies(plural, I could scream happy day). We still haven't met, but I know I can say you both deserve this happiness SO MUCH. Make sure to take a few great deep breaths next to him for me after his baths. I love the way newborns smell, especially after a bath!

Jennifer B. said...

Congratulations! I've followed you from Carrot's blog and am so happy for you!

Trent and Amber said...

Yay! I'm so excited for you, that's awesome!! Congratulations, he's just precious! Can't wait for more updates! Love you! :)

Carlykins said...

It has been quite some time since I've been blog hoping, this is unreal! !!! It's beautiful, miraculous! !!!! What a journey, an example you two are of how staying faithful even in the darkest hours brings forth mighty miracles! !!!!! I had to reread it I was so excited!

Ally said...

It's been said, but he is beautiful! I am so happy for all of you. How are you feeling?

Allred Mom said...

Happy One Week Birthday for baby Benjamin!
I'm so excited to get to meet him in person soon! We're so incredible happy for you and Marc and hoping that you will begin to get some rest soon!
We love you and are so excited for your little bundle of joy who just a week ago left his older sisters and his younger brother! So exciting! Life is full of miracles!

P. Family said...

So happy for you!! What a great Christmas gift!! What an angel Tracey is! Praying that the Lord will bless her in this time of need.


Chantelle

AK Thomas Family said...

YIPPEEEE!!!!!!!!!! So excited for you both. WONDERFUL!!! AMAZING!!! BEAUTIFUL... I could go on & on. Congrats.

Leslie said...

so... i have not been blog hopping much at all lately and the past couple of days have been a little slow for me... so i was catching up on your blog and i kept getting tears in my eyes as i read your words and read about the joyous news of both babies.
but then, when i got to this posting and read it all... i am in tears and i can't stop sobbing.
i am so happy for you. my heart is truly leaping for joy because of the excitement i feel for you both.

seriously, i can't stop crying now.

anyhow, a couple of postings ago when you wrote those words from elder wirthlin, it was EXACTLY what i needed to hear tonight. i have been having such a hard time lately and i really needed to hear what he had to say about the Lord compensating the faithful for every loss.
i really needed to hear that. i have been super lonely and just feeling so down in the dumps about being alone... so thank you.

i am SO happy for you. i will be praying a prayer of gratitude tonight that Heavenly Father has blessed you with these miracles.

my brother and his wife have a little boy they adopted... and the day they got the call saying there was a baby for them was a day we will all remember forever. their baby was already 5 months old though, so they were parents of this baby the day they got the call. they had no time to prepare during the pregnancy... they could not be happier to have him in their lives.

thank you for helping us all to count our blessings.

Anonymous said...

Hello friend,
Megan I love you and your sweet family. I am the most thrilled that you have received this special baby boy. And can I just say I LOVE baby boys. Easton is such a mama's boy and I LOVE it. I know you and Marc will have the most fun, and the fact that he gets a brother to be buddies with is the GREATEST thing ever. I'm sorry I keep calling you probably think I'm a stocker but just can't wait to get all the details on this perfect little boy. I love you all and am so happy for you.
nat (hansen)

KieraAnne said...

I hope you are both enjoying your sweet new little boy. A friend of mine posted this the other day and it made me think of you:

The White Roses
All the earth's mothers were gathered together at God's garden of flowers. Those beautiful budding spirits, who would someday come to earth, were nurtured and tended in the garden. A loving Father spoke to the mothers. "See the works of my hands, someday you will be the mothers to these radiant spirits." the garden glowed with the mixture of all kinds and colors. "Choose ye," He said. Now in the east corner of the garden, pure white roses stood as sentinels. They were not so colorful as the rest, but glowed with a kind of purity which set them apart. One by one, the mothers stepped forward. "I want the blue-eyed, curly haired one who will grow to maturity and be a mother in Zion." Yet another chose a brown-eyed, brown haired boy, full of life and love who would someday be a prince in a grand country. The garden buzzed with excitement as the others chose their own special spirits, they whom they would soon welcome into the warmth and love of an earthly home. Once again the loving Father spoke,"But who will take the white roses, the ones in the east corner of the garden? These will return to me in purity and goodness; they will not stay long in your home, for I must bring them back to my garden for they belong with me, but they will gain bodies as was planned. You will miss them and long for them, but I will personally care for them." "No, not I," many said in unison. "I could not bear to give one back so soon." "Nor I." said others. "We will take those who will remain and grow to maturity and live long lives." The loving Father looked out across the multitude of mothers with a longing in his eyes for someone to step forward. But there was only silence. Then He said, "See the most pure and perfect of all the white ones? I chose Him. He will go down and be a sacrifice for all mankind. He will be scorned, mocked, and crucified. He is mine own. Will not anyone choose like unto Him?" A few mothers stepped forward. "Yes, Lord, I will." Then another, and, "I as well," "Yes, we will Lord."
Soon all the pure white roses were taken, and they rejoiced in the choices of their mothers. The Father spoke again,"Oh, blessed are you who chose the white roses, for your pain will be a heavy cross to bear, but your joy will be exceeding beyond anything you can understand at this time." The white ones embraced their mothers, and so full was their purity and love that it
filled their souls with such endearment. Each mother knew they could endure the task. The greatest of all the white ones, gathered them as a hen gathers her chicks, and the outpouring of love surrounded each mother and child, consuming all the white ones as He prepared them for their task. And each mother who bore the weight of the White Rose, would feel the overwhelming love of God, as the all shouted, "Thy will be done."

kimsueellen said...

In. Tears. I have no words. Blessings. Sweet, sweet blessings, and no two people deserve it more.

Carrot Jello said...

Hate to push, but you did say "soon". It's soon now.

Michelle said...

YAY!!! So happy for you!!
Did you choose his name? I gasped when I saw what his name was--such a special name to me.
I am so, so grateful that Heavenly Father has blessed you with him!