Monday, July 1, 2013

wednesday, june 26th... the day our family grew!

Welcome to the world

Trace Jameson

born Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 4:34pm
6 pounds, 7 ounces and 21 inches long

We are so in love!


After a wild ride of going to the hospital on Tuesday, being sent home 5 hours later, laboring at home, going back to the hospital on Wednesday, laboring all day, getting my epidural, adding pitocin to the mix, throwing up constantly, pushing for 1 hour and the usage of suction on his head... we welcomed our little man into the world 2 days before his due date via c-section. It was anything but glamorous... and worth everything us Mama's go through to bring our angels into this world!

(birth story to come)

Trace is a true dream come true. He's the tiniest little thing you've ever seen - so long and skinny! He's half the size of Cali and has the longest, most thin limbs. Trace is considered preemie sized for being a full term baby and doesn't fit into any of his newborn clothes yet. He latched on immediately at the hospital, is an expert daytime sleeper (lol!), loves his swing, has the sweetest disposition and horse-voiced little cry.  Night time is rough, as expected. We came home early -- on Friday night -- because I was so over being in the hospital. It's been amazing to finally have him home with us! 

Life has never been better!

Trace's birth day - in a post surgery room before being transferred to our recovery room

1 day after Trace's birth

2 days after Trace's birth

 Going home

 1st pediatrician appointment

Trace's 3rd day after birth - Home at last and hungry as ever!

Bringing Trace into this world reconfirms everything I had ever thought of Bryan... he's such an incredible husband, friend and support to me. I've never seen a guy experience "extreme bliss" like Bryan has since Trace has arrived. We are both fulfilled on so many levels and can't imagine our world without Trace in it!

93 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Kate!!! I've been waiting (not-so-patiently) for this news and am so happy for you and your family! Trace is an absolute doll and I can't wait to follow your new journey in parenthood. :)

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  2. Oh my word he is so tiny and adorable!!! You are a beautiful family Kate!!
    So glad everything went well, even though a c-section was involved...how are you doing recovering from that?
    I seriously LOVE his name!!! :) :)

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  3. I knew it!!!

    I wasn't able to check your blog this weekend but just knew when I got to work this morning the good news would be here!!

    Congratulations!!! He is a cutie!!!

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  4. YAY! I am so excited for you guys and cannot wait to hear all about the first few days as a mama! Congratulations again my friend! And Trace is SO dang cute! :)

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  5. So sweet! He is perfect and you look awesome! Congratulations to you both!!

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  6. Congratulations! He is precious!!

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  7. Congratulations!!! He is just the sweetest and you look stunning! Mommy fits you well :) Best wishes during this exciting time and a speedy recovery to you!!

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  8. Congrats to your sweet family of THREE! Trace is absolutely beautiful. And you my dear, you look fantastic! Congrats again, momma. Can't wait for the birth story! xo

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  9. He's perfect!!!! Your family look so complete and filled with unbelievable joy!

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  10. Yay congratulations! What a great name, and an ADORABLE little boy.

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  11. OH. My. Gosh!!! What a perfect little boy!!! I could not be more happy for all of you, wishing you all the best that life has to offer!

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  12. YAAAAY! Congrats! Been waiting to hear from you - he is absolutely perfect, and you look amazing.

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  13. Congratulations!!! Love his name, his middle name is one of my favorites!

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  14. Congrats! He is adorable and I love his name :)

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  15. Congratulations!!! So happy for you two!

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  16. he's so teeny and so handsome!! I'm so excited for your little family now!

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  17. Oh my gosh, so teeny! Congrats momma!

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  18. Congrats!!! So happy for you and your new family!

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  19. Who looks that good after having a baby? You look beautiful! I love the name :-)

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  20. SO exciting! Congratulations family of 3!

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  21. YAY!!! Congratulations friend! He's absolutely adorable! So glad to hear that everyone is doing well! :) Can't wait for the birth story!!

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  22. CONGRATULATIONS!!! He is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! And, you are gorgeous and glowing! Seriously.. you look great! Congrats to you and Bryan :)

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  23. Congratulations! He is precious! Can't wait for the birth story!

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  24. Congratulations!!! So happy for you and Bryan and what a beautiful baby boy you have there! Love his name!
    I knew there was something up since I hadn't seen anything from you in a few days!
    Hope you're healing well and I know you're thoroughly enjoying your new role!

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  25. Oh my goodness, he is precious! Congratulations!! :) Can't wait to read about and watch him grow.

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  26. So excited. Congratulations.
    Sorry to hear about the crazy birth, but glad it was all worth it :)

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  27. Congratulations! Welcome to motherhood!

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  28. Congratulations! He is so beautiful and what a wonderful name!

    Just this morning I was wondering if you had given birth yet.. (That sounds so stalker-y!)
    Wishing you all lots of love in your new journey!

    Welcome to the world Trace! x

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  29. Congratulations! He is perfect!!!

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  30. he's so precious, kate. and you look great (as always). I hope I look as good as you pregnant and post baby.

    that picture of bryan and baby t is the sweetest thing.

    can't wait to meet him!

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  31. Congrats!! He is so precious!! What a tiny little thing! You look amazing. I had a c section too and I looked like death the day afterward. Isn't being a mother amazing?!

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  32. Congrats on your new arrival! What a beautiful name and great photos. I've been thinking of you (I am 25 weeks pregnant now)! All of your pregnancy posts have been helpful and fun to watch - so to see your arrival was great!

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  33. Congratulations!! He is absolutely beautiful!! :)

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  34. He's darling! So glad to hear everything is good and I hope your doing fine as well. Enjoy being a Mommy!

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  35. Congrats y'all! He is precious and let's say you look amazing! :)

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  36. Congrats girl! Love the smily face over his pee-pee :)

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  37. Oh my! I can't take the cuteness in this post. And holy hell sis - you look ahhmazing. I hope I look like you preggo and post preggo. I am sure he is quite the blessing to your family. Congratulations! He's perfect!!!

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  38. Congratulations! I've been a long-time reader of your blog (which I adore!) and I am so thrilled for you and Bryan. Trace is GORGEOUS! And you look stunning, mama- new motherhood is treating you well :) Congrats!

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  39. Yay...Welcome Trace!!! I am so happy he is here, healthy and so perfect!!! He is an absolute doll. You & Bryan both look so natural as parents. Love all these photos.

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  40. Congrats! I have loved watching your pregnancy journey because it was a real perspective! Good luck on this next journey!

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  41. Congratulations mama! He is absolutely adorable and I love the name! And you are glowing in these pictures :)

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  42. Congrsts!!! He is adorable and looks so tiny! I know you two are so in love. xo

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  43. Congrats! He is soooo adorable. The delivery of my daughter went very similar - but they are worth every bit of it! Enjoy every single second!

    xoxo, bree

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  44. Congratulations! Just started following your blog a few weeks ago and love it! Congrats again!
    Maureen @ www.moseyprose.blogspot.com

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  45. Congratulations Momma!! Trace is beautiful. I had a birth story that sounds a lot like yours....3 hours of pushing, several tries with the suction, and an eventual c-section. But it's all worth it! The c-sec pain will be gone before you know it. Congrats to you and your husband!

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  46. Congrats! He is a cutie!! Love his name!

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  47. Congrats!!! He is gorgeous.

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  48. Sweet, sweet boy!!! Congratulations, Mama, he is perfection!! And you look AMAZING!!! Oh, and I'm in love with his name!

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  49. Congrats on your little blessing! He is so cute and you look great!!

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  50. Awe so happy for you! Welcome to the world Trace! xo

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  51. Congratulations! I'm just so happy for you both! Trace is a beautiful baby and such a blessing.

    xo

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  52. OH MY GOSH I am so happy for you!!! He is SO precious! I can't wait to hear his birth story. You look amazing, girl! I know you are loving having him here! Makes me so excited for Charlee Bea to get here. Next week at the latest! Enjoy your sweet baby!!

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  53. Yay!! So happy for your! He's beautiful!

    Can't wait to hear the birth story!

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  54. Yayyyyyy!!!!! Congratulations! He is adorable...so happy for you!! xo

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  55. Congratulations! He is adorable, I think he looks like your handsome husband! :)

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  56. Congrats Katie girl! I love his name and hope that you'll share the meaning behind or why you picked it!

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  57. Oh my gosh congratulations to you and Bryan!!! He is too cute and you look amazing!

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  58. CONGRATS!! CONGRATS!! CONGRATS!!

    He is precious. God has blessed ya'll.

    Looks like ya'll are all doing good. That's great!! :)

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  59. Aw he's so itty bitty and cute! Congratulations! Glad you all are doing well! Looking forward to hearing your birth story! :)

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  60. He's so gorgeous! Congratulations! So glad to hear you're both doing well!

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  61. He is such a little cutie! Congrats :)
    xo
    Samantha
    betterblondesam.blogspot.com

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  62. He is absolutely adorable!! And I love his name! Congrats to the 3 of you!

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  63. Congratulations!!! He is absolute precious and you look SO awesome :)

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  64. A big congratulations! He is certainly tiny, but looks perfect. Girl, you look amazing for just having a baby. Cheers to you! :) LOVE the name!

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  65. Congrats y'all! What a cute, tiny little newborn. :) love his hungry face.

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  66. I hope your dreams and aspirations for him are more than you can imagine. Life is full of possibilities for that cute little nugget. Congrats to you and Bryan. A beautiful family!

    Love the name!

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  67. Awww, he is just the cutest littlest baby boy! A huge congratulations to you and Bryan. Cannot wait to hear this birth story!!

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  68. Congrats Kate!! I was hoping I would see that he had been born already. What a cutie!!!

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  69. He's beautiful, congratulations! Great pictures so far, can't wait to see more :)

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  70. Oh he is absolutely perfect! What a tiny amazing blessing! Congratulations! I'm so happy everyone is happy and healthy!!

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  71. Congratulations :) What an incredible time for you and Bryan!

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  72. Great news for you and your family!

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  73. Congratulations! And such a handsome little guy :)

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  74. Congratulations!!! Trace is just perfect, and you are the most perfect parents already! I can't wait to watch him grow.

    PS I love the name! How did you pick it??

    xoxo

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  75. You look amazing, your baby is beautiful, and wow you and your husband look just fabulous! Congrats on the new addition, I cannot wait to hear more about him!

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  76. My little guy was considered small for gestational age, too. He was 6lbs 8oz and 20" (he dropped to 19" after his head returned to normal shape). He was 6lbs 4oz at his one week check up. Today, at almost 20 months, he is in the 80th percentile for weight and 90th percentile for height. Congrats on your sweet baby. Enjoy every second, because as any mom will tell you. . .IT FLIES BY!

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  77. Congrats he is just perfect!! Being a first time mommy can be overwhelming. Just remember You got this. :)

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  78. congratulations! trace is a beautiful boy!

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  79. He's precious! Congrats to you all! Y'all make a beautiful family!!!

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  80. Congratulations new momma!! He is precious

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  81. Congratulations! I am so happy for you!
    I hope you are feeling well- you look amazing. Enjoy every moment!

    http://sweethappening.blogspot.ca

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  82. Congratulations! Trace is precious and you look awesome! What a happy time for your family! xo

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  83. Congratulations on your precious blessing!! He's just perfect!!

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  84. Congratulations!!!! Trace is perfect! You look so great! I am so happy for you and Bryan! I can't wait to hear more :) Enjoy every minute!

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  85. Congratulations to you both!!! So happy for you and your little one :)

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  86. Awwww congratulations to both of you!! I can't image how happy you both are!

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  87. Oh mama, he is so handsome! (And was due on my birthday, btw.) I came across your comment on my EP post again tonight and I realized I never commented back. Forgive me as baby #2 has kept me busier than I expected.

    First and foremost, you are gorgeous and your little family is adorable! Second, I am so glad to see breastfeeding is going well for you. If do end up needing to pump, please let me know if you have questions. Third, I'd love to follow you on IG, but I think you might be private (I am too, I have keep pesky high schoolers out) so please send me a request if you get a chance and then I can follow you back! (libbyloutoo)

    Congrats again mama, hope all is going well for you!

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  88. yay. He is so cute. congratulations.

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  89. Wow congrats, wishing you a life time together full of health, happiness and love.

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  90. Oh my, he is absolutely the sweetest little guy ever! Congratulations!!! Enjoy every moment of it.

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  91. he is so precious!!! congrats! :)

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  92. Congratulations!!! I am so thrilled for you and your sweet family. Trace is perfect and you are the most gorgeous mama ever!!!

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