Monday, July 21, 2008

A surprise visit....

From our little boy John Henry Kelly II. Named for his paternal great-grandfather. He arrived 2 weeks early on Friday, July 18th (my younger brother's birthday) at 6:43 am. He weighed in at 7 pounds 1 ounce and 20.25 inches long. He's adorable... and we love him. How can you not love that face?




Yes, this really is me on my blackberry holding my baby only about 30 minutes after his arrival. Since I had planned on being at work that day, I had to check my email and let my work know that I was not going to make it in. Yes, I have a hard time leaving my work, but it isn't necessarily because I love it... moreso because I am overly responsible.
I am in love with these feet. They are so long and skinny, but I love them. And he has Cameron's toes.
In an act of miraculous serendipity our good friends Nate and Sarah Jane Bowen had their baby girl only hours before our little John Henry was born in the same hospital. So Eleanor and John have the same birthday and were introduced Friday night. What are the odds?

More to come in the days ahead. If you want all the dramatic details of his swift entrance into the world, let me know. Otherwise, I will spare the blogging world and future mothers the details :)

27 comments:

Will and Natalie Giddens said...

Oh Nikki! He is adorable. So fuzzy and cuddly looking - not like a newborn (all alien-like) at all. Congrats to you and Cameron and good luck adjusting to parenthood!

Melissa C said...

Congratulations! Minde told me the wonderful news yesterday! He is beautiful. I love his feet too.

Kristyn said...

Hey Mama!!! Congratulations...he's adorable. Take care of yourself and update us when you are settled.

tyler & minde said...

Congratulations - we are so thrilled for you. We can't wait to meet him when we get back.

Tris & Ken said...

Hooooooray!!! I'm so tickled, congratulations! He is GORGEOUS!! And you look great. I would love to know the details... do you have my email? tristenlawrence{at}gmail{dot}com. Love his name also. Congratulations!

Rachel said...

Oh my goodness! Wow Nikki! You had your baby! Congratulations!!! He is adorable!! You look great, too, by the way :)
I would love to hear the details (r5ocky@yahoo.com) I'm all about the details!
I hope you're feeling great and that things are going well with your new little John Henry :) Congrats!

naomi megan said...

oh you have no idea how excited we are to meet little john henry. congrats again beautiful lady!

Heather said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! he is beautiful. and how appropriate that nate and cam have babies on the same day. i want details........ so happy for you!

teamkc said...

Congrats! I want to lots of details of his speedy arrival...I just broke my ankle and had major surgery to fix it, so I am non-weight bearing and less than 2 weeks from our delivery...how was it!? I want to know...He is adorable, especially his feet...I hope you are taking some maternity leave...

Sheri said...

How exciting for you both.He is so adorable. There is nothing sweeter then the arrival of a new baby.Enjoy him, he will grow before you know it.

Cafe Johnsonia said...

We love him already!

I can't believe you had your baby before me!!! I'M SO JEALOUS!

I hope we get to see him before we go. Congrats to you all! He's darling.

familia Bybaran said...

Congrats, again. He is adorable. I do want all the details. I am going to come and visit with food soon.

scott and lindsey said...

adorable! Just adorable! He is so so cute- can't wait to see more pics of him and what him grow. Congrats guys! xx

Tiffany said...

ok so I want All the details!! I'm so excited for you guys! He is such a beautiful, perfect baby!! Congrats!!

Ann said...

Congrats!! He is perfect, and yes, tell us all the details!!

Sarah L. said...

You look great holding your baby. congrats!!!! I'm glad that all went well. You are going to love being a mom. It is the best. Good luck recovering :)
sarah

Nikki said...

Of course we want details!!!! I was so excited to hear the good news from my mom of course who heard from your mom. It's amazing how fast word travels from NewYork to Vegas to Utah! Congratulations.. he is a cutie!

Rebecca said...

Spare future mothers the details? Your story is like a torch to all scared women. They'll see you and think, "OH wait, it's not hard afterall" and then they'll see KH and think, "And absolutely worth it."

Elizabeth said...

of course you are simultaneously giving birth and working, i would expect nothing less from you. he's just absolutely adorable! good work! :)

Marci & Daniel said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see John Henry in person. Oh, and that picture of you on the blackberry is awesome.

Oliver & Margy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! So happy for you two (actually, now three!). Let us know what we can do for you. xoxo.

nathan said...

I love the Blackberry shot. Classic for our era. John Henry is a hunk.

Rachel McEwen said...

Congratulations NIkki and Cameron!! We are so happy for and agree that he is so cute. I too love his little feet! I am sure that your mom is estatic about his arrival. You look so good 30 min. after having him! Get some relaxation time in and stop worrying about work! :)

Sarah said...

I actually would love the dramatic details of his entrance into the world but you may be walking around your house like a zombie for awhile unaware of what day it is trying to remember when the last time was the you nursed him . . . . in other words, take your time. Congrats! He is beautiful! Welcome to motherhood!

McLeod Clan said...

Wow Nikki!! He is adorable! I love his hair line. It's perfect! Congratulations and I know its hard to say no to work but let them realize how much they need you by not being there. Remember, absence makes the heart grow fonder. :)

whitney williams said...

Congratulations!!!! i am so excited and happy for you! And yes i want details...everyone who's ever had a baby wants to hear all the details of everyone else's birth experience :) lol

Nicole Cave said...

I have a friend who delivered on the same day that I delivered Dallan...it was so cool to walk down the hall and go visit her there. Congrats on your little one...good for you to hang through all the contractions...the longest I have gone is an 8...it is horrible!! But worth it!