Friday, July 29, 2011

Insta-Friday. Shane edition.

A peek into babyday and the hospital vacay via Instagram.

I didn't have to check into the hospital until 10am, couldn't eat, and knew that I needed a distraction to help keep me from TOTALLY FREAKING OUT.
Drew suggested a pre-babyday blowout at Drybar.
Best idea ever.
Some girls love them a mani-pedi.
This girl bites her fingernails (I know gross...  totally aware of the grossness) and can do her own toes.  But a fancy wash and styley-style while I read gossip mags?  That for sure will take my mind off of the upcoming scalpels and scariness.

All checked in and waiting...
Sort of FREAKING OUT, sort of crying that this pregnancy is over, sort of excited to meet the little guy, sort of ready, sort of totally give me a few more weeks.
But all of this with pretty hair.

 Sweet Shauna gave me this vintage flash card.  Did the mister think I was loco as I asked him to turn around on the way to the hospital because I forgot it?  Maybe.  Am I glad I ran back in to fetch it?  Absolutely.

 For the first time ever... I can say I heart my guys PLURAL!!!!

Careful.  This guy for sure will make you catch baby fever.

Because the baby man had some breathing issues, and I had some crazy reactions to drugs issues, we got to stay an extra day.  I am so thankful for that extra day.  I would have taken ten more if they let me.  The hospital was so calm and dreamy, the nurses were phenomenal. I had no other job but to rest and stare at the wonder that is Shane.   It was really hard to leave.

But leave we did.  It is crazy how small they seem in their car seats for the first time.  Crazy how quickly that changes.  Crazy how cute he is in this little squirrel-owl hat from Drew.

Home he came to our land of pink.  I do not exaggerate when I say that everything is pink here.  He had some fairly strong objections to his sister's hot pink changing pad cover.  Welcome to life little guy.  Just wait until you have to use princess sippy cups and pink legos.

What did you do this week?
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55 comments:

  1. I totally just posted my insta Isaiah post ! adorable pics and your hair looks fabulous!

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  2. Shane is absolutely adorable! Congrats to you and your sweet family!!! :)

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  3. Love him. Love you. Welcome to the world Sweet Baby Shane! He is precious!!

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  4. He simply could not be any cuter.

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  5. Julie, Shane is sooo CUTE, I love all that dark HAIR... Most awesome...

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  6. He is the most beautiful little boy! Takes your breath away. I don't know you but I cry with joy over the beauty and color and light that is your sweet family. Thank you for sharing your miracles!!

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  7. awesomest insta-friday ever! Now that you're no longer pregnant you can send all those pregnancy vibes to me so I can be next (lol how cool would it be if things worked that way). I bet your little boy gets your girls to think twice about how adorable blue can be! :)

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  8. Can I have him? I mean that in the least-terrifying way possible. But really, he's perfect and I pretty much need to find a surrogate STAT.

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  9. oh julie...these pictures are just the sweetest

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  10. He is so absolutely beautiful!! I have 3 kids myself.....and he **almost** makes me want to have #4.
    Congratulations to all of you!!
    And I love the flashcard photo! Brilliant.
    hugs to you~
    Linda

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  11. Sweetest post ever...oh my he's adorable. My sister is your opposite...she's got three blues hoping for a pink. (crossing fingers) I've got three pinks and ok with my 4 legged blue. haha. However, I may need to run to walgreens to pick up something for the baby fever I just caught. thanks. ;)

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  12. look at those eyes! he is precious!

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  13. Oh he is soooo darling! Crazy how quickly it goes thinking that it's been almost 9 months since my 3rd was born! Baby fever=dangerous ;) I don't know if it ever goes away!

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  14. Great photos, loved them all! Rest well.

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  15. AWW!! Love the photos! Your hair looks gorgeous! And....yes, totally get baby fever seeing your sweet, beautiful boy! Congrats!

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  16. Congratulations on your perfect little boy. It's so true about the car seat... I was just thinking about that yesterday when I buckled in my 3-month-old and remembered how tiny she was in it when we left the hospital.

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  17. Your new little man is precious.
    You are gorgeous.
    And I bite my nails too, yes, I agree it is so gross.

    Congrats to your family!

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  18. I am in love with this post. Your picture with the flashcard is adorable! Glad you went back for it. I also teared up reading "boys" plural. Happy for you and your little fam of 6! Boys are a joy. We did the opposite of you. Had 3 boys and then brought home PINk into our world. It's fun!! Mister Shane is one lucky dude.

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  19. Oh he is just perfection! Congratulations!!

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  20. my man is only 13weeks old & you just gave me baby fever. <3

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  21. Congratulations on your boy! He's precious!

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  22. Yep, definitely getting baby fever. Congratulations again. He is so adorable.

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  23. He is beautiful and perfect! So glad that you're all home and adjusting. I know what you mean about how nice it was to be in the hospital, when I had my last it was bittersweet when I had to come home knowing it was the last time I would be there :(

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  24. Don't tell my kids, but your new son may be the prettiest newborn I've seen a picture of!

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  25. If I wasn't pregnant already he would surely give me baby fever... heck he gives me baby fever anyway.
    And he's so stinking cute it makes me want to meet the little guy doing flips in my tummy that much more :)
    He's adorable Julie, adorable! So happy for your family!

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  26. O. M. G.!!! the pictures earlier didnt do him justice. he is a beauty. and i love his hair! Love him! congrats dear friend...arent you glad the pregnancy is over? you made it!

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  27. He is adorable! The hair is gorgeous too!

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  28. I love the Shane edition!

    p.s.: So I'm totally going to have to try the Dry Bar one day (again). I was asked to be a hair model for a training a few weeks ago and I wasn't sold.

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  29. ahhhh! so so so sweet!

    PS...I know the founders of the Dry Bar! small world!

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  30. you are killing me.
    boom.
    i am dead from baby fever.

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  31. love the blow out! you are just the cutest EVER...well, next to that little man of yours!! he is darling.

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  32. I want to eat him. I mean that in the least terrifying way possible.

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  33. My week now pales in comparison to your miracle of life week! You will find that a little boy after 3 girls rocks your world in amazing ways. I was pretty scared of all things boy, but there is just something about a son... :) So happy for you!!

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  34. What a beautiful way to come into this world! I had the opposite color scheme. My pink came after 3 blues.

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  35. yep, definitely gave me a little bit of baby fever!! :) he is sooo precious!! and your hair looks gorgeous... i think that was the best idea ever, what a sweet hubby. im making a mental note that when my day comes, if it is scheduled i will get my hair done too :)

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  36. I almost asked myself - who is Shane? LOL I'm going to have to get used to reading about a BOYS on your cute blog. I think that the DRYbar is genius and I must make a trip there sometime soon. He is gorgeous. I always called my baby boy gorgeous - habit and it was the truth :)

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  37. Oh my!! I'm so very happy for you, Julie!! Shane is insanely beautiful and you all look so happy!

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  38. Precious as can be! Welcome to the world little guy! I felt the same way about leaving the hospital. My husband and I actually had such a great experience that we referred to it as "The Resort"! Baby fever, Hello! He's so sweet that you can't help feel it. Congratulations!

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  39. I love your blog and am always so encouraged by it and just thought you should know you TOTALLY looked like Tammy Taylor with your beautiful hair on "babyday"! {totally agree--BEST tv show EVER!} Praying for you, your sweet family, and the amazing way Jesus uses you and this blog!

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  40. Love this post!! You look super hot - can we get a blowout in September? Love Shane, love that beanie!! Love you! Miss you!

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  41. These pictures are all so precious! I love the one with the vintage flashcards. Shane looks like the sweetest little baby :)

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  42. baby fever indeed. :) he is adorable! i can already tell he has stolen your heart and he's not giving it back :) love you!!!

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  43. He's just awesome! And I'm with you. I don't like the filing noise of a mani-pedi, but I love when someone else gets to deal with the mess that is my hair :)

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  44. Your hair is beautiful! Shane makes me drool over his cuteness ~ I totally need the antidote for baby fever (teenagers).

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  45. i am so pleased about the postcard.
    and.....your little buddy is scrumptious...
    good job little momma.

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  46. Oh congrats on your new little guy! I only have 1 kid... a 16mo old little guy named Eli. He's the best thing since sliced bread. He's boy thru-and-thru... and I'm sure Shane will be too. Hey that rhymes! haha

    Maybe I'll have a girl next, and she'll have to drink out of blue sippy cups and wear camo onesies :-) But while wearing a pink bow in her hair, of course!

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  47. Congrats to you & your hubby again! Love the gorgeous hair & that beautiful baby of yours! Happy days ahead! Enjoy. =)

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  48. The flashcard picture is absolutely the cutest!

    Enjoy your new little guy...having a boy is completely different from girls, but absolutely wonderful. Nothing can quite compare to the love a little guy!

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