Sunday, November 16, 2014

Welcome Benjamin Clark

 Baby brother was born!  He was born November 10, 2014 at 10:38 in the morning. He weighed a surprising 9 lbs 5 oz, and was a lengthly 21.25 inches. After much debate we finally settled on the name Benjamin Clark Allen, and it feels just right for our stately little man. Amelia is adjusting well to her big sister status, and loves that this new baby doll is interactive.

The delivery went really well--we started the induction at 6:30 AM and he was born at 10:38 AM, so things moved right along. When he was born, the doctor estimated his weight at 8 pounds...nobody could believe when the scale said 9 lbs 5 oz. The nurse weighed him twice to be sure.  I love his long, long fingers, and his serious little face. So far his favorite activity is nursing and he is really good at it. My recovery seems to be going well, but that might just be the Percocet talking.

Kristen came and snapped some pictures of us in the hospital, and they turned out pretty amazing. I couldn't pick just a few, so here are like 40 pictures of his little face and hands and wrinkled forehead. She even got a few good ones of all four of us, so thats pretty much a miracle! Enjoy picture overload :)


Tanya said...

Love that little man! These turned out so great! Makes me feel bad for not getting Nate there for our pics! Oh well. He probably wouldn't have cooperated.

freya said...

Oh so sweet!! You're a family of four! So nuts!! He looks so much like Amelia in lots of these!! Can't wait to meet him!!!

The Hargretts said...

Oh. my. goodness. the adorableness!! First off, SHOUT OUT TO KRISTEN, those pictures are amazing. Secondly, the Amelia Benjamin pictures are precious. She is going to be a fabulous big sister. Sorry that I haven't made it over yet but expect a visit sometime this week!

Nathan and Holly Larson said...

These pictures are fabulous! I love the ones of the four of you, perfection. Amelia seems to be fitting into the role of big sister like a champ! And you look absolutely beautiful. Congrats on your new bundle of joy!!