Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Comparison.

Just a fun little newborn comparison.

Chloe and Emmett.


Stella and Emmett.

I'm not really sure who he looks more like.

My mom says it best when she says, "He just looks like Emmett."

And in even more exciting news that really only excites me, I've heard more people say that he looks like me.

This is the first time I've heard those words uttered. 

And you know I secretly love it.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Emmett Jones

This is a very belated post, but we are so thrilled to announce the arrival of Emmett Jones Lashley. He was born on January 28th at 3:57 PM. He weighed 6 lbs, 8 oz and was 18.5 inches long. And if you're doing the math, he's 4 weeks old today. I know, I know....we've been a little busy to say the least.

I had a really great delivery and it was so wonderful to be in Oklahoma for his birth. You just can't beat the support of family and friends.  
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From the get go, this little guy has been quite possibly the easiest baby ever. Relaxed and easy going doesn't even begin to describe it.  

I keep telling people that he has the innate sense that if he is going to survive in the world (and by that, I mean survive his two crazy sisters) that he is just going to have to go with the flow.
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And that he does. We are all enamored with him. But I don't think one could be more in love with him than his two sisters. They are very sweet and very protective of him.
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They also like to do the things that sisters do....like sticking their fingers in his eyes, kissing him on the mouth, and laying on top of him to give him a hug. They're learning how to be gentle and I know that Stella will catch on one day. Maybe when he's 12. Maybe. 
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I'm adjusting to having three little ones and lucky for me, I've had lots and lots and lots of help. Goodness knows I need it.
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While I was pregnant with Emmett, I was so excited to be having a boy. However, I didn't know what it would be like. I wasn't sure how I would feel. I knew that I would love him, but I didn't know what it would be like raising a boy. But I fell in love with him the second they put him on my chest.
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And when I say fell in love, I mean the head over heels kind.
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I love him for everything he is and wouldn't trade one single thing about him.
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He is so, so perfect. And so incredibly sweet.
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And did I mention how easy he is?
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We love our precious boy so much. He is everything we could've ever hoped for.

And someday I will try to explain why it only took me four weeks to blog about him.

Your therapy is paid for, my love.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Happy Birthday, Stella!


Happy 3rd Birthday, my precious Stella Elizabeth!


We love you more than you can ever imagine. 


You surprise us with your wit, charm, humor, stubborn personality and intelligence. You give the best hugs out of any person I've ever known. And your sweet little kisses are pretty great.


I love the way your little mind thinks. And I love that you are in so many ways exactly the opposite of me. You remind me so much of your daddy and that is a good, good thing.


I love you because I am reminded every day what a gift from God you are. He couldn't have made you more perfect. And you, my dear, always know that you are loved.
Happy Birthday, Stelly Belly!