Saturday, April 18, 2009

Wake's Arrival

As long as I have know my very best friend Christy, she had always ALWAYS wanted a baby. Yesterday her dreams came true as she and her husband Shawn welcomed their little 8lb 8oz baby boy, Wake Riley into their family. I was there for the birth, and when I say "birth", I mean that I was in the room when he was born- holding Christy's leg as she pushed. What an amazing experience. It was an honor to be part of such a special day in their lives.
It took me back to when I was in the hospital having my Charlie. At the last minute I had to have a c-section but I wanted so much to have a natural birth. Either way, I had my sweet, healthy baby. But there was a moment last night when it looked like Christy was going to have a c-section too; she also preferred a natural birth. But when Wake was ready, he was ready! I think she only actually pushed for 35 minutes and we welcomed Wake at 10:05pm last night.
I'm so happy for Christy and Shawn who continue to live their fairytale. I love them dearly...all three of them. I will be going back to Jacksonville to take newborn pictures of Wake on Wednesday so be on the look out for those later in the week. Oh I love that little man already- so much love!

Only minutes after being sweet
Me & Wake

Oh, they were so happy!

Just look at that little lip!


Tara said...

So amazing!!! Congrats Christy!

Marisa said...

Congrats Christy and Shawn. I know that feeling all too well. Its super fantastic. Wake is a great name too. Jenny will do (as you know) a fantastic job documenting his life. I only wish she lived as close to me as she is you for many reasons. Her great personality and my god the pictures.

Christy (aka: Wake's Mommy) said...

Holy cow! I just love looking at these. We just arrived home and he is doing great. We love him so much and seeing these pictures just make me smile and love him even more. Thank you so much for being there to share my special day with me. It meant the world to me. I can't wait for the newborn pictures. :) Love you tons!!!

Jennifer Ring Photography said...

Thank you Marisa. You are so sweet. I wish we were closer too...Anderson would be my little model:)

And Christy...thank you for the awesome experience. I can't wait to take more on Friday. Hope you are able to catchup on sleep...