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He may have been 12 days post due date, but he came into this world like a speeding train. It was such a whirlwind.

I'll be doing another post that is more of Ames' birth story, but I wanted to post some photos that we took a few days after his birth. 

This photo was taken right after we got placed in our room with our new little boy. The sun was just coming up and God painted the most beautiful sky as a hello to our sweet baby Ames. 

Ames needed to have some antibiotics while in the hospital. The plan was, with me being strep b positive I would receive two doses of penicillin before I would give birth and with that protect the baby from getting any sort of infection. With everything happening so fast there was no way that was going to happen so as a preventable measure they gave him some medicine. He looked so sad with that little arm splint and hep lock in, but was such a champ about it.

A huge thank you to all our friends and family who came to see us, bring us food and meet our little boy. You are all so special to us and we feel so blessed to have you not only in our lives, but the lives of our children. But seriously, thank you for all the food that was brought. Hospital food should be banned. 

We found ourselves saying "What just happened" many times after Ames was born. Just when you are preparing for one birth experience, things work themselves out a completely other way. Never would I have imagined having such a short, but so intense labor and birth. 

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The meeting of brothers. My heart was so full seeing Cohen so excited to meet his little brother. After months of preparing him about the new addition coming to our family and then finally seeing them together was something truly special. I know all moments between them will not be this perfect, but thats why I take look back and remember the sweet moments they share together. We are officially a four person family, and I am beyond blessed. 

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