Saturday, December 13, 2014

And this is love...

 I never believed in love at first sight before Sunday...




But then I saw him for the first time.

Baby Boy Taco*
19 inches, 5lbs 10oz (2.55kg)

Taco was 12 days late and his unexpectedly small size caused some complications with his delivery. But he was born completely healthy and is really thriving now that we're home.

He makes the funniest faces. Sorry about the wonky camera angle...










And we're done.



The only thing we're making around here at the moment is milk. I actually finished a few unblogged projects before he was born. Not sure I'll get to posting them soon. But look for us on Instagram.


My reality: better than any fantasy


* So, we're calling this tiny boy Taco for blog purposes. Yep, there's a story.  From the day he found out a new cousin was expected, my 8yo nephew Linus was horribly offended that we were calling the baby Raspberry. Cleary, Raspberry is a "girl name," and Linus was convinced that the baby would be a boy. His rationale: there are 5 girls in my generation but no boys, and there were 4 boys in his generation but no girls. So, the boys were "owed" another boy and Linus renamed the baby Taco. It seems only fair that we continue calling him Taco in the blogosphere, since Linus was correct.



46 comments:

Clio said...

HOOOORRRAYYYYYYY! Congratulations!! No wonder he needed a little extra time in the baking! and the wee socks fit?

Clio said...

They JUST fit. He has really big feet and hands for such a peanut! It's really funny - I hope he grows into them. Lol

Clio said...

Thanks for sharing all of the photos! Congratulations - this is one of the most amazing things you will ever do.

Clio said...

Congratulations!!! Enjoy these first magical days! Glad to hear you are both well..

Clio said...

Congrats!!!!!

Clio said...

Congratulations on the arrival of your wee cutie!

Clio said...

Congratulations ! ! !

Clio said...

Oh, he's so perfect. Thank you for sharing your wonderful news.

Clio said...

He's beautiful! Glad to hear all is well (and that taco isn't his real name!) Congratulations to you and phin.

Clio said...

Congratulations, he's beautiful!

Clio said...

Congratulations! He is beautiful. I love the 'name' and yes, your world has changed forever - for the better.

Clio said...

So sweet in that little hat - love his facial expressions!

Clio said...

He's adorable! So exciting, and well worth waiting for. Congratulations!

Clio said...

Beautiful! Mazel tov!

Clio said...

What a tiny little fellow! Sort of explains why you weren't showing very much, doesn't it?


He is beautiful and so are you. Congratulations to all of you! ♥

Clio said...

Yay, congratulations! He is beautiful!

Clio said...

Thanks!

Sort of. But oddly every ultrasound we had -even at 41 weeks -indicated he was a normal size.

Clio said...

I'm happy that he arrived healthy and you bonded.

Clio said...

Congratulations to you all! What an amazing time and you look so proficient with the whole breastfeeding process already! Best wishes as you all get used to your new kind of (quite wonderful) normal!!

Clio said...

Congratulations! Enjoy your little Taco!

Clio said...

Many many congratulations to all of you, he is adorable. Also I think new-mum tiaras should be more common-place.

Clio said...

Big congratulations you! LOVE that photo of you feeding him. Enjoy your new role!!

Clio said...

Congratulations! Adorable.

Clio said...

Oh, he's so precious! Congratulations, mom and dad! I think Taco is a perfect blog name.

Clio said...

Yep, now you get to know what love really is! Your baby boy is gorgeous, and has the most distinct boyish characteristics. For months sometimes you can't look at babies and automatically tell unless they are dressed in pink (with a headband), or little boy blue. But your baby looks just like a boy. He is wonderful and hope that you guys enjoy him to the MAX. He's going to bring much joy for many years to come!

Clio said...

I've been waiting for this post!! Congrats to you all on such a wonderful early Christmas present. Re: Taco's petiteness: Is it possible that the dates were skewed (my midwives told me my due date was 2 weeks later than I knew it could be because the ultrasounding can mispredict things slightly. My kid was technically 2 weeks early but I knew she was on time...) I LOVE your pics - especially the last one. That tiara and that look!

Clio said...

Welcome to the world, Taco!!! You are already so loved!!

Clio said...

Thanks! At the risk of TMI, I'm pretty sure of his due date simply because I know what my work travel schedule was around the time he was conceived. Plus, his date never changed throughout pregnancy. He was tracking normal. Near the end my midwives thought he might not be growing as well, but an ultrasound seemed to show he was fine (moral: midwives trump machines).

Clio said...

Thanks! Yes! They should issue a tiara in the hospital to every new mom! 😊

Clio said...

Congrats!!!! He is precious!!!!

Clio said...

Congrats to you and Phin!!! :) :) :)

Clio said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful Christmas gift!

Clio said...

Hearty congratulations! Wishing you all a lifetime of health and happiness!

Clio said...

Big congrats! He's such a little man. But he will grow! (My 4-1/2-pounder is now a solid near-six-foot dad.) Yup, love at first sight indeed!

Clio said...

Congrats to you and the hubby, he is such a cutie!

Clio said...

Supposedly those size/weight ultrasounds are super inaccurate. I was told by the doc who gave me my final baby size ultrasound that Z might be a 10-pounder but midwives didn't think so and she was 8 lbs 6 oz.

Clio said...

Oh. My. Goodness. So sooooooooo darling and edible and kissable. What a gorgeous baby boy, Clio. A hearty congratulations to both of you. Enjoy your time getting to know each other.

Clio said...

Congratulations, he looks wonderful. And his face looks so intelligent!

Clio said...

Nothing like Baby Love! He is beautiful and so glad that you both are healthy!

Clio said...

He is absolutely gorgeous! I love all his expressions! What a sweetie!

Clio said...

So so cute! Taco is so appropriate for such a yummy bubby.

Clio said...

Oh, such a beautiful baby! I'm so glad he is healthy. And he really, really looks like Phin ... isn't it funny how early you can tell the resemblance? Drink lots of fluids, get lots of rest, take lots of brewer's yeast for lots of milk.

Clio said...

<3

Clio said...

Welcome, baby boy Taco! He must look so cute with the herd all around him, especially given his wee size. :) And he does make some pretty great faces.

Clio said...

Congrats! Your tiara is pretty awesome btw!!

Clio said...

I am a little late her, but congratulations. Welcome baby Taco to the outside world. Loving his expressive face. Adorable.