Monday, July 18, 2011

40 Weeks: Bringing Baby Home

Saturday was my due date... I was fully prepared to be posting a 40-week bump update today.  BUT, instead, we came home from the hospital that day - this time, with a BABY

Just as everyone told me, all the swelling (which is still here, by the way), sweating, and sacrifices of the last 40 weeks do not matter at all right now.

So, consider this my final "update" as we officially turn the corner into parenthood now...

All snug in his little car seat ready to head home.
Proud (and puffy) mommy.  Just look at those little eyes exploring the outside world.
Very proud Daddy
Sam & Addy meeting for the first time... You can see how interested Ad was.
Settled in at home.
Our family of four.  (I HATE this picture of me.  After all my prep for what to wear home, Sam needed to feed the second we walked in the door and I had to change clothes.  Reality at its finest.)
So happy & blessed.  (Don't worry, we don't let her in his face.)
We are doing really well at home and loving this new life (albeit a little tired).  Our days have been super busy with feeding and introducing Sam to our friends and families.  It's been a good few days.  (I can't imagine NOT having our boy right now.)

I'm working on Sam's birth story for later this week, so stay tuned for that... In the meantime, I have a special treat/ "baby break"/ guest post from my friend Shelly for tomorrow.  Jeff and I were blessed to attend her wedding to Ben a few months back, where she shared her testimony about waiting on the Lord to provide a husband in her thirties.  It was so beautiful and powerful that I asked if I could share it on my blog.  Please come back tomorrow to read it.  It's really good and speaks to a different season of life that is also so special and important for women.


  1. mrs. chapman, you were one of the only teachers that made english fun for me in high school! i've been following your blog for a while, and i love reading everything you write about! it's been wonderful to follow your story of little sam and i'm so happy for you and your husband now that he has arrived. good luck, i know you will be a wonderful parent like you were a wonderful teacher. let me know if you ever need a babysitter!

  2. I am so excited for you! I've been reading your blog for awhile and have loved following your journey to parenthood. Thanks for being so real! Congrats on your sweet little boy. He's adorable.

  3. Awww, he is so sweet. I love the coming home photos. It is like nothing else bringing your baby home to his new life!

    Congrats again, sweetie!

  4. Elizabeth and Jeff,

    Sam is soooooo adorable! I can't wait to meet him! I'm so thankful for your blog so that I can stay up to date with your family! Congratulations!

  5. Your little man is precious! Did someone make his monogrammed coming home outfit?


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