Friday, June 21, 2013

Resurrection of a Blog

Nothing makes you think of resurrection like a new baby... except maybe Easter.

Atlas Lincoln Follett
3:57am on June 12, 2013
8 pounds and 20.5 inches
20 digits

This past week and a half has been simply wonderful.  Not the stress and fear I felt after Levin, but still a new baby to hold and a family recreated.

One of my favorite parts of having children is placing all sorts of ridiculous projections on them.  Atlas has given us plenty to work with.  He came so fast, the doctor just down the hall didn't make it intime to catch him.  Seventy seconds from first push to delivery.  I should have guessed he was almost here when the nurse started yelling for nurses in the hall to "HELP please!" and she said, "don't push."  I thought, "Just try and stop me.  This hurts very badly."  He presented Super Man style with his fist leading the way.  Practically punched his way out of the womb, I guess.

Atlas also spends a good part of his day calmly looking around.  Levin opened his eyes once right after he was born, then didn't open them again for 3 days.

We've got ourselves a strong, silent and punctual type.  It's a lot to live up to, little guy.  Good luck.


Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Hooray for the birth of Atlas and the rebirth of Blog-ography.

I love these pictures. They are so good and such a good snapshot into your world.

I love Atlas (and his name) and that he has such a great dad, mom, and brother to live with.

Would it be greedy or rude to say, "More, please." (Picture Oliver the orphan asking for more porridge if it makes it more palatable.)

Michelle said...

Yayyyy!!!! I did a double-take and about fell out of my chair when I saw the name "Blog-ography." What a way to make a comeback too. Love the Follettt fam!

abe said...

Welcome to the world and family, Atlas! And welcome back to blogging, Cali.

Grace said...

Hooray for returning!!! Good job on the pictures! They turned out really cute! What a handsome little guy Atlas is. I love the picture of Levin hanging out on the porch reading his books. Very cute!!

Julie said...

Atlas is beautiful and I love all the pictures. Congratulations! I think I need to come see your adorable home! The little snippets are just not enough!

Gwen said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! So very happy and excited for you and your growing family. I've decided you need to have several children very close together...mostly to keep your blog consistently rolling, but also because you have adorable kids!

Rachel said...

Those pictures are the best!! I've pulled them up to stare at them at least 20 times. My favorite is Atlas with the pacifier. I just love them all. He's beautiful, and Levin is as cute as ever!

Donna Chapin said...

Congratulations! I love the photos, please keep them coming. We want to meet your newest addition and hold him.

Staffieri Family said...

These pictures make me smile! You look radiant and these pictures are awesome. Welcome back!

Samantha said...

Congratulations Cali! He is seriously beautiful!