Monday, June 22, 2009

Welcome Shepherd Landon Green!

Well, as it turns out, it didn't really matter that my doctor was out of town, because she wouldn't have arrived in time to catch the baby, anyway! After a wild ride, narrowly missing a baby delivered by Daddy in the van, our fourth child was born just minutes after arriving at the hospital. But that's a whole other story. Let's get to the good stuff:

Shepherd Landon Green was born on Friday, June 19th, 2009, at 3:00 a.m. He weighed 5 lbs., 8 oz., and was 20 inches long. A little pipsqueak! He's got dark hair and baby grey eyes, both of which are very likely to change if our other children are any indication.

First picture, just moments after birth:

Proud Daddy:

Our family of six!

The kids were reluctant to share their new baby brother with their grandparents, and couldn't wait for their next turn to hold him:

Emma, the excellent big sister, with Shepherd:

Garfield with his new baby brother, who he hopes "will stay tiny forever":
Elizabeth's been claiming that "baby brother is so cuuuute!" and "I can't wait to love on him" for weeks now. She finally gets her chance:

Time to get this crew home!

Watching our kids love on their new brother with pure joy has been more of a delight than we ever expected. This child has plenty of hands to hold him, and is in danger of being smothered with kisses!


Sarah said...

What a beautiful family! I can't believe how much older each of your kids look as they hold baby Shepherd. Congrats!

Chef Mama Lori said...

He is precious, as are all your sweet kids. A tiny one reminds me of your first baby. Emma was the littlest thing! Now she's the big sister. Wow. Hope life will soon find a new "normal" for your growing family!

lizandbunyan said...

Wow Steph! He is so tiny but oh so precious! You look absolutely gleeful in the first photo or maybe that's your "I can't believe what has just happened look!" I need to hear your birth story.
So happy for you and your family and look forward to meeting little Shepherd. What a great name!

Hofwoman said...

CONGRATULATIONS! He is so tiny! Wow! I cannot believe how long he is! (Phyra is that long but weighed almost lbs more!)

Glad to hear you made it just in time to the hospital. What an adventure!

Looking forward to meeting him in person. Love you guys!

Michelle B. said...

He is adorable and so cute and tiny. Can't wait to meet him.

blondeartista said...

You are absolutely glowing in all your pictures! Beautiful!


Shelley Roberts said...

Elizabeth knows her stuff! He's so sweet Steph! You have a beautiful family!

Candace said...

Awww.....God is SO good! What beautiful pictures and what a BEAUTIFUL family! Congratulations to you all! Can't wait to meet Shepherd in person!

Chelsea said...

So precious! I can't imagine having such a teeny tiny baby! I hope you all can rest and enjoy each other as a family of SIX. : )

MamaArcher said...

Absolutely bee-u-ti-ful! You all are very blessed! Wish I could see him in person. I know he is one blessed little baby, lots of love coming his way!
miss you all,

Cathryn said...

Yippee! Pictures! Thank you for taking the time to post them! I love the look on your face in the first one after he was born. It sums it all up well! :) Now, shame on you for giving me baby fever! :) Thanks again for the pics. Made my day!

Naomi Joy said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful family. I remember when all you had was Emma crawling around!

Brittany said...

These pics just make me cry! What a precious family you are! I can't believe how BIG Elizabeth looks all of a sudden. You just seem so ready to be a family of looks good on you all :)

Amy said...

Congratulations! I love that you can see the love pouring out out of the kids as they look at their new brother.

I love the look on your face in that first picture! Sounds like you've got a pretty good story that I can't wait to hear... when you have a moment to tell it. :)

Kim said...

Congratulations Green Family on a beautiful new addition! I love his name! -Kim May

the mccann clan said...

How amazing babies are, and the joy they bring into their family! Thanks for sharing the great pics and story. I can't believe how tiny he is - it's not fair!! ;-) He's beautiful though, many congratulations to your sweet family!

Bruce Judisch said...

Fantastic pix; fantastic family! Congrats all.

Cheers! Bruce & Jeannie

Jkplayschess said...

I love the photos, and I'm so happy for you all!