We had a baby boy on November 3rd:) Maccoy Atwood Norton graciously decided to come early and I am thankful for it because he was a good ripe size of 9 pounds 3 ounces! It was such a fun surprise deciding to wait to find out the gender of the baby until the day he was born, I will never forget the shock and happiness I felt when my husband told me we had a baby boy. I was pretty certain I was carrying another girl, I think because this pregnancy was pretty similar to Ivy's and maybe also because I had a baby girl before so I just had a feeling we were having another one! I am so thrilled that Ivy has a brother and she is just smitten. Love these shots Jake took of her holding Maccoy for the first time. She was just so giddy and joyful.
I had Jake give me the camera so I could get a few shots of the three of them. It was the best moment ever.
I absolutely love staying in the hospital with a new baby. I remember how special it was when Ivy was born and I was really looking forward to it this time around. Of course the recovery is not enjoyable but the time you get to spend with just your new little one is priceless. We had a photographer come and get some pictures of the four of us in our room on the day after Maccoy was born and I can't wait to see them! Until then here are just a few shots I took during the few moments I put the babe down:) His little face was so red and chunky the first few days!
And here he is just before we were discharged. He has definitely lost a good amount of that brand new baby chub in the few days we have been home. We are so thankful for another safe and healthy birth and baby. Now I am going to go hold that sweet boy:)