Baby Crawford | He’s Here!!!!

Not only is he here, but he is TWO WEEKS old. Two weeks! How did that even happen??? I believe now, more than ever, that I will blink, and he will be 18 and leaving for college. Insert the ugly cry here.Β 

Archer Daniel was born on Thursday, March 13th at 12:49pm. He was 19 inches long and weighed 6 pounds even. I am so blessed to have had a very easy delivery with only one little hiccup a few hours before he was born. Aaron and I are so in love and cannot even believe he’s ours. Almost every night before we go to bed, we hold and “play” with Archer and cannot even get over what a gift he is to us. A few days before he was born, I had a little freakout about how drastically our lives were about to change, but now I can’t imagine life without him. It truly is the best thing outside of marriage that we have ever experienced.

I wanted to share some of my favorite pictures from Archer’s first ten days of life… And when I say “some”, I mean an obscene amount. Shocker. :)

One last belly picture before leaving for the hospital!

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Who doesn’t love a hospital gown?!

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We checked into the hospital at 5pm, and my mom’s plane landed at 6:45pm. Talk about perfect timing! We’re so thankful that she spent all of her trip with a baby here. :) Sidenote: Clearly, contractions hadn’t started when these were taken.

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Can I just say PRAISE THE LORD for epidurals? I contracted for about 8 hours before getting one, and it was AWFUL. After that glorious shot in the back, I felt like a new person.

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Meeting our little arrow for the first time. :)

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He is just a precious, beautiful, and snuggly as could be.

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We’re a family!!!

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Also, nothing will make you love your husband more than seeing him love your first child.

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Archer had this CRAZY ridge on the top of his head for the first week or so of his life. It’s gone now, but I had to show it because I’d never seen anything like it before!

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Going home!

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This guy is SO little! He’s totally in an awkward stage too where preemie clothes are too small, but newborn clothes are too big. He looks a little ridiculous in his carseat. :)

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First night at home… One of my favorite pictures ever.

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:)

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It has been such a blessing to have my mom here for the first two weeks of his life. We haven’t cooked a meal, cleaned a dish, folded a piece of laundry, etc. I can’t imagine getting through these weeks without her. Plus, she’s been great company! Tomorrow is going to be a very sad night when she flies back to Florida. :(

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Snuggly little bear. :)

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Going out to Outback for Aaron’s 27th birthday!

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This is real life, people.

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Noley is adjusting very well! She’s getting used to less attention and is very protective of her little brother and I. :)

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My dad flew in from Florida this past weekend, and we’re so glad he got to see Archer when he was a newborn.

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Newborn pictures with the fabulous Kati Mallory! More of those to come!

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One of my favorite things about Archer is all the crazy faces he makes. He has such a funny personality already!

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There’s your first of many Archer posts to come! :)

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