Whatever you are, be a good one.

Today’s quote is brought to you by our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. If he were still alive, he’d be 204 years old. Even more significantly, he now shares his birthday with my nephew.


Welcome to the world, Camden Nicholas. Weighing in at 8lbs 2 oz. and 19 3/4 inches long. He’s surprisingly little for being 10 days overdue. He has a whole head of dark hair, and I mean a whole head. He has a crazy amount of hair. He’s got dark blue eyes and is wonderfully perfect.




So far, he is surprisingly calm and content. He was wide awake the first three hours of his life, barely crying, just wanting to be near his mommy. His big sister, Arionna, just loves the holy heck out of him. She’s been squealing around, singing, “I’m a big sister! I’m a big sister!”


There’s MY baby sister, with her two babies.

That was the very first time Arionna kissed her baby brother.

He took his sweet time deciding to come out, but his entry into this world was short, sweet, and easy. Just a few pushes and he slipped into the world without a sound. It’s incredible how fast the world can change. This morning, it was without this new little life and then, at 11:24 am, everything was different.

Emily is doing amazingly well. After struggling so much to get into labor (three different days she was induced) she was rewarded with the easiest labor in history. At 11 am, they checked her cervix and she was fully dilated, they had her do a practice push about five minutes later. Less than 20 minutes later, after only five pushes, Camden slipped into our lives and our hearts.

I was lucky enough to be there, to see his head as he started to crown, to watch his head squeeze out and then, just a breath later, he was here. A beautiful baby boy.

In case you haven’t been paying attention, I’ve not been blogging much lately; that’s because I was rapidly approaching my 500th post here on WordPress and I was saving that milestone for this one.

This, my 500th post, is the perfect place and time to welcome my new nephew into this world.

Happy birthday Camden (and to you, too, Honest Abe)! It’s really incredible how much I can already love you.

2 thoughts on “Whatever you are, be a good one.

  1. Perfect subject for your 500th post! I am so happy that you were able to share in his birth! We have a lot of new memories to make and photos to take!! Like the girl at Starbucks said “What a great Tuesday”

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