Harmon's Haven

Meet amazing dad Robbie, mother-in-training Jesika, 7 year old best big sister Bree, 5 year old boy in every way Gabe, 3 year old who thinks he's 10 years old who makes us all laugh McKay,
and 9 month old sweetest Quinn Marie...the Harmon Family!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

McKay is here!

Our sweet McKay Joseph Harmon arrived at 3:41 AM, Tuesday March 29th. He weighed 7.1 lbs and was 19 3/4 inches long, and has a good bit of dark hair! The labor and delivery went so well...I was so wanting to do it naturally and feel so blessed that it all worked out!! (More on that later :) But he honestly could not be any more perfect so far...eats well, sleeps well, and hardly makes a peep. The worst he's done is pottied out of his clothes three times in one day. Really I think he hasn't woken up to the world yet (he was two weeks early) so we'll see how these next few weeks go! But honestly, the best part has been watching Robbie, Bree and Gabe...they ADORE McKay! Bree and Gabe get so excited every time "he wakes up" to eat and both are constantly asking if they can hold him. Bree is feeling quite confident (a little too confident maybe?!) in burping him and carrying him around...though I try and have her only do that when Gabe isn't watching! But she is such a wonderful helper. And Gabe can't get enough. He's the one that has surprised me with how much he loves his brother! He wants to hold him for so long and is always saying, "watch this Ma-tay!" as he jumps off the couch or something. There has been so much love in our home these past two weeks...I know the sleep deprevation will hit soon, but I have been feeling SO good and am so grateful for this precious little life that is blessing our family. I feel like I am so much more relaxed with this one and am enjoying him SO much! And watching Robbie with him...wow. He is amazing. By the time we eat dinner, get Bree and Gabe to bed, do the dishes, and finish some laundry it is late and we are both exhausted...but then he'll take McKay and give him a bath and sing to him and get him ready for bed. The other night as he was about to bathe McKay I said, "Honey you go relax, you haven't stopped since you got home." He said, "No way! I love this. The evenings are the best part of my day." I don't know what I did to deserve such a man. He is amazing. So far #3 has been the easiest transition...but we're only 14 days into it :) so I'll check back in a few!

15 comments:

alecia said...

Yay! So happy for you and your beautiful family!!

lisa said...

Oh what a gorgeous family!! Congratulations--I'd love to hear the birth story.

Kira Cook said...

oh he looks and sounds perfect. I'm interested to find out about that labor story. Owen's birth was magical except for the recovery part. Going natural sounds GREAT but scary at the same time.

Em said...

Congrats! He is precious! You look amazing and you have such a cute family!

Natalie said...

He is soo cute! Congrats! Love the name too!

elizabeth said...

Congratulations!! You all look fantastic!

Lizzy said...

Love it. Can't wait to meet him :)

Jasmine Crosby said...

He is so adorable! Congratulations! I am so happy for you and your cute family!

Laura said...

I've been waiting for some pictures! Congratulations! This last baby Nathan and McKay were out two names so McKay is still on our short list, so if we have another boy :-) We'll have a McKay too--Love the name!

Keep enjoying that cute baby. Nathan is almost four months now. I can hardly believe it.

Heidi said...

He is adorable! Great to hear everyone is doing well and loving the new little one.

breena rae said...

hooray! that's wonderful! he looks perfect!

Alisa and Crowells said...

Woohoo!! Way to go, Jes! He is such a beautiful little boy! Is it so nice to move around and take care of all three of your most darling kids? Gorgeous family, just gorgeous.

KaDee said...

He is beautiful! So happy he is here and you both are doing good!
I love his name. Too cute!

McGuire's said...

Congrats!!! His little lips and nose are so cute. I'm excited to hear the birth story, good job! I'm glad things are going well. Beautiful family!

Val Kelly said...

Jess, I check on your blog from time to time to see how you are doing and all I can say is CONGRATS! Little McKay is totally gorgeous just like the rest of his family. I always appreciate how honest your posts are and I find you very inspirational for when I want to be a mother (not yet but Brian and I will get there :). Sending you Junior Miss love and hugs--Valerie :)