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Friday, May 1, 2009

Our Son...

We are proud to introduce our baby boy, Charlies Michael Emerson, AKA "Charlie." He was born Tuesday, April 28 at 1:15 p.m. He weighs six pounds, 12 ounces, and is 20 inches long. So far he is a very laid back, content little guy with a full head of dark hair. He makes a lot of funny little faces that we love to watch. We are loving him and holding him, and just getting to know our baby. We have never felt happier, or more overwhelmed! I am exhausted beyond belief, thrilled beyond belief, and 100% head over heels in love!

This is the first moment we laid eyes on him.





He is presently soundly asleep in his bassinet in our bedroom. His daddy is with him, protectively watching over him while Mommy uploads photos.

Following are several more of my favorite photos from today, our first day with our precious little one. We took over 200 photos, so I'm trying to be selective in the ones I choose to share. There is so much more to talk about, and so much more to post here, but I really just want to go hold my baby boy. I could look at him non-stop for the next 100 hours and still never have enough. My family is absolutely, unbelievably amazing. While we were at the hospital today, they decorated (and I do mean decorated) our nursery. It looks like something for which I would have paid A LOT of money!! Needless to say, there will be photos coming of this and more, but for tonight, I leave you with pictures of our precious baby boy!!







38 comments:

BB said...

Wooohooo!!! Like I have said, Congrats just doesn't cut it!

sharon said...

Congratulations. He is lovely.

Michelle said...

Wow. I am amazed. Miracles do happen and Charlie is one of them. I love his little feet.

Doripink said...

He's Perfect! I am SOOO happy for you.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, that is amazing. He is beautiful. The two of you will make wonderful parents! From the bottom of my heart, congratulations!

Kelly said...

He is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations again!

Mrs H said...

Your beautiful, precious family has made my day! What a beautiful baby with a stong (non genie generated) name :-)

How wonderful my friend!

Tracey said...

WONDERFUL! I LOVE ALL THE PICTURES! HE IS ABOUT THE SAME SIZE AS SAMULE WAS! WATCH YOUR BACK...MINE WAS KILLING ME! NOW I BATHE HIM IN THE SINK! HE IS ADORABLE! I WONDER IF YOUR HUSBAND WILL HAVE TROUBLE CONTROLLING HIS EMOTIONS LIKE MY HUSBAND DID...IT'S JUST AMAZING! I CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR MORE, MELBA! GOD IS SO GOOD AND CHARLIE IS FANTASTIC!

Malloryn said...

Congratulations to Mamma Melba and Daddy Michael! Your son Charlie is amazing, and thank you so much for sharing your first family pictures with us. You've made my weekend :)

::huge hugs::

Leah W said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I AM SCREAMING AND JUMPING UP AND DOWN FOR YOU RIGHT NOW! I know I have never commented much, but I do follow your blog, I check on you every time you leave a comment over at Heart Cries. I am so happy for you! Enjoy your baby, boy is GOD GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!

emilythehopeless said...

oh he's so beautiful.. you have such a lovely family! congratulations! :D

Kymberli said...

This post has brought tears to my eyes! Your son is beautiful and I am so happy for you guys!

hollyrenee said...

Ok, I just had a mini heart attack because I haven't seen this or your last post until this morning...YYYYYYAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYY!!! I'm so happy for you Melba! He is totally and completely cute--it's a perfect fit:) I'll be praying now for your sleep deprivation...but I know you wouldn't have it any other way:) Congratulations!

Ashley said...

I love little Charlie!!! What a cute name for a super cute boy. Can you believe you're a mama!?! It's sooo surreal for awhile. Enjoy your son. I look forward to your updates. Congrats!!!

Andi-bo-bandi said...

Oh honey I could NOT be happier for you! He reminds me so much of our KJ when we brought him home. He is PRECIOUS! God bless your new family. And just let me know if you have any questions about his hair or skin! LO\]

Andi-bo-bandi said...

Um, yah. That was meant to say LOL... KJ decided to place his drum on my keyboard at the very moment I hit submit... :-/

Debbie B said...

Oh he's so precious. And I love the first family pictures. They are amazing.

Ann said...

Hello and congrats!!
I have lurked on your blog many times and I am grinning ear-to-ear looking at your photos - just lovely.

My daughter (adopted) is 7 now, but I still remember those first days and weeks after we took her home . . . enjoy!

RB said...

Charlie is absolutely beautiful!!! You two look so happy. I couldn't be happier for you guys! Enjoy every minute and soak it in. You've been waiting for this moment a long time :)

aimee said...

Congratulations and BLESSINGS!!! I have been following your blog for months and as a mommy to three beautiful children all through adoption, I couldn't be happier your day is finally here!
ENJOY!

kimberly said...

your little family is beautiful, melba.....so.so.happy and thankful for your blessings.....he is perfect! welcome little charlie!
hugs,
kimberly

kimberly said...

....how very sweet of you family...they sound wonderful!!!!!!

Jamie said...

melba ~ I have no words....this takes me back to...oh about 3 months ago :).....tears are just streaming down my face and I'm so happy for you.....
enjoy your beautiful miracle ~ soak in each and every moment with charlie (I LOVE his name)
Congratulations momma ~ this is YOUR time!

Karen said...

We are so happy for you! J asked me to tell you congratulations from him, too, and Evie says "ayaya!" Which means "Yay!" Sounds like you're doing exactly the right thing...soaking it all in. :)

Evergreen said...

Ok, I am crying again with joy for you all!

cupcakeblue said...

Hi
Congratulations.
Have been following your blog for a short while and i was just stunned and so happy about your amazing news.

happymomof2 said...

I am jumping for joy for you all- and I must say I love the Mamma Melba- good ring to it:) Your little boy is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!!! SOOOOOOO CUTE, and what a HAPPY HAPPY family. I am thrilled beyond words for you all. I know you all are enjoying every second. CONGRATULATIONS and GOD BLESS!!! looking forward to more updates, and especially pictures

stillthinkingagain said...

Oh my, I'm crying again. The pictures of you & Michael gazing down at him just pull on my heartstrings... what an absolutely perfect little boy. And his name? I love it.... Charlie's always been at the top of my boy-name list :) Oh, sweetie, I'm so happy for you. So, so, so happy.
I know you're busy just soaking in his cuteness, but please keep the pictures coming. LOVE them!
Happy hugs,
Sarah

Donna said...

Congrats Mom & Dad! He's absolutely precious. Now to hunt down some tissues for these happy tears!

Joy said...

This post made me want to CRY and LAUGH at the same time! Oh the delight I feel for you is unexplainable. Congratulations!!!

susan said...

He is adorable and you all are a beautiful family!! Thank you for sharing your story.

LL said...

He is absolutely beautiful!

Dave Gerhart said...

SO thrilled for you guys! Let us know if you need anything.

Laurie said...

Congrats! What a precious sweetheart.

Ashley Jene said...

Oh I remember those moments when we, too, became parents overnight to a beautiful baby girl. She is now closer to three than two and we were blessed with another little boy who is 2 as well!

Congrats you two, drink up every single moment both happy and not so happy because the time REALLY does fly! What a blessing you have there...he is precious!

alicia said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sweetie i am so so so happy for you! i am a crying mess of joy for you! i am not checking blogs yet but i came right over here when i read your comment! congrats, sooo wonderful. he is amazing! i will be back soon to read more.

Natalie said...

He is too precious...and so tiny!

congrats - enjoy every moment!

TXMom2B said...

Wow, I have goosebumps! I'm so happy for you!!!