Noah James.

12/19/10, 3:43 pm

7 Pounds, 9 Ounces.

21.5 Inches

Happy and  handsome and I think he likes me a whole lot!

The birthing process was quite traumatic and left all my doctors scratching their heads as to what happened and why (I’ll write about it later),  but every moment since has been beautiful and perfectly ideal.  Noah has been a perfectly awesome baby – sleeping and eating and hardly crying… we’re quite in love.

Thanks for all of your prayers, encouragement, and well wishes!

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  1. Oh Rachel!! He’s beautiful! Congrats to you both and anxious to read his birthday story…what a great Christmas gift :)

  2. Sara @Doodle741 says:

    YAY!!! Congratulations! (I can’t wait to read about the process!)

  3. Agreed – He is a handsome boy! Can’t wait to watch him grow:)! Hold him close, love on him lots, and just enjoy being the mother of a newborn!!

  4. Amanda Bosque says:

    Congratulations!! He is such a doll and so precious. What a wonderful Christmas gift! Hope y’all have a Merry Christmas and a great New Year!!

  5. Kitty Engle says:

    Wow, first time I have seen him with eyes open. How handsome and perfect. I love him and you all so much.

  6. He is perfect! Congrats!!!!

  7. He’s beautiful and perfect and I am so happy for you all!!

  8. He’s absolutely beautiful… well worth the wait.

  9. What a doll! Have fun!

  10. congrats on your beautiful new baby :-)

  11. What a handsome little man! Congrats to you and your family! Anticipating his birth story.

  12. Congratulations!!! He’s gorgeous.

  13. He is adorable. What a wonderful Christmas present. Traumatic…yikes. Hope you are recovering well.

  14. He is just perfect! I’m so excited for your family, and I can’t wait to see more pictures and to find out just how smitten Ali is with her new little brother.

    Take care!

  15. He’s adorable! Love the face he was making in the last picture! I think he looks like Ali :)

  16. Oh Rachel – he is just beautiful! Those lips in the first picture kill me! I’m so glad you both are doing good and that he’s finally here!

  17. HANDSOME!!! Congratulations!

  18. Such a beautiful baby. Congratulations!!! :D

  19. What a sweet little man! I think he looks like his big sister, too :)
    Sorry the delivery wasn’t ideal! But it is such a blessing that you’re able to hold his sweet self in your arms and say it was all worth it!
    Merry Christmas to your precious family!

  20. All the best, Rachel! Merry Christmas!

  21. Adorable! And so aware… and slightly digruntled looking! *grin*

    I am sorry you had such a hard time, but it looks like the results were worth it. :)

  22. Congratulations! He is so beautiful! I love that face he’s making in that last picture. I think I’ve seen Ali make that face before. : )

    Rest well, my friend!

  23. Congratulations!! I was following your twitter yesterday to see your updates. Sorry you had some issues, but, of course, the result is perfect!
    I agree with the last commenter that the last picture does look like a face Ali makes! And love that kissy face in the first picture!

    Again Congratulations and happy no sleeping!!

  24. Congratulations!! He is so adorable! I am so happy for you and your family. :)

  25. Congratulations!! He is adorable. Enjoy. Happy Holidays

  26. Rachel! He is darling!!!!! You did good girl.

    You have done the hard work. Now sit back and let everyone take care of YOU. That is an order, my friend.

  27. Ooooh! He is so precious! I’m so happy for you guys! God is good. :)

  28. I wish Alabama wasn’t so far from Oregon. I want to hug that cute baby. Makes me want to cry. I must be hormonal or something. He wonderful!

  29. What a beautiful baby boy! Merry Christmas!

  30. Congratulations! He’s beautiful!

  31. He is beautiful and obviously worth the pain! Christmas blessings to all of you!

  32. That last one is my favorite!! So adorable! Congratulations, Merry Christmas!!!

  33. Ahhh, precious Noah James. Congratulations! He’s finally here and I am so happy for you and your family.

  34. He looks just like his big sister!!! He’s gorgeous (in a manly kind of way). Congratulations!

  35. Sarah Lockhart says:

    Congrats, Rachel! What a handsome baby! I think he does look a lot like Ali. I can’t wait to see more pictures of your precious Christmas gift. I am so sorry the delivery was so tough, but I am glad for you that it is over and that you can enjoy Noah and start recovering. Merry Christmas!

  36. OH RACHEL! He’s SO precious!!!! And perfect…love those dark eyes. What a handsome little boy he is! Congratulations to you and Chris and Ali! What a sweet little Christmas gift God gave you!!! Just perfect.

  37. Nanci Scarpulla says:

    Precious little guy! Wishing you happy days and sleepy nights.

  38. Cynthia lyn says:

    Job well done! Congratulations! Merry Christmas. He’s so cute!

  39. Beautiful :D

  40. He’s positively scrummy. Congratulations! :D

  41. Congratulations!He look so cute!

  42. Absolutely handsome! He looks like his big sister in that last picture… Skeptical baby is skeptical! “Are you SURE Santa’s coming?”

    :D Congrats to all of you, and have a wonderful, restful holiday!

  43. that is seriously one precious baby. Congratualtions and blessings on your new addition. I’ve never commented here before, but I’m a new follower from Tuscaloosa. Can’t believe you were tweeting while in labor- you really cracked me up! I’ll be praying for you as you transition into ‘Mommy of two”. We just had our 3rd a few months ago and I am still learning how to juggle them all.
    Love your blog.
    Mary Kathryn Mathews

  44. CONGRATULATIONS! He is absolutely breathtaking! Enjoy your sweet little family of four! What a verry Merry Christmas! God Bless!

  45. Congratulations!! He is adorable! : ) Glad everything is going well!

  46. Congratulations! He’s really adorable. I hope the 4 of you will have a great first christmas together. :)

  47. Congratulations! He’s perfect!

  48. Rachel, he is beautiful! Congrats, and lots of well-wishes for a speedy recovery! We are just starting to get on sort of a schedule here. I hope Ali enjoys meeting her brother, I’m sure she will be an excellent big sister!

  49. Just SOOOOOOO beautiful! So happy for you all!!!

    And ugghhh – I loathe epidurals. Due to my scoliosis, they never work! For Jackson, they had to do it a number of times. Agony. And even then only HALF of my body is numb, the other half — full on! For Olivia, same thing, only half of my body. #oneofthereasonsiamdone

  50. Congrats!!! He is beautiful! Hope you and the family are well. Happy Holidays.

  51. He’s adorable! I love his lips.

  52. beautiful, I am finally catching up on your blog – I have seen the posts on FB, etc… but just now have time to actually read everything :)

  53. CONGRATULATIONS! What a handsome dude…that first photo is precious =) Just read the traumatic experience & am horrified and so sorry you had to go through that! Glad he’s healthy though and that you’re recovering. Love on that little guy {and Miss Ali too!} =)

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