Wednesday, April 6, 2011

welcome baby!

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My brother Josh and sister-in-law Gen welcomed their sweet baby into the world on Monday evening!!

My Josh, Josiah, and I made our way to Chicago and arrived at the hospital in time for the birth. My parents were there, as well as Gen's parents. Si provided some much needed distraction and entertainment - karate moves and push-ups and jumps. Otherwise we paced around and stared at the door waiting for the new daddy to come share the news!

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At about 5pm, my brother came running through the doors and announced "We have a boy!!". Coleton Dean was born just minutes earlier weighing in at 10.2 lbs! Josh was such a proud father and husband. He couldn't stop sharing how fantastic Gen had done!

The celebrating began....

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Now my parents have been blessed with 2 granddaughters and 2 grandsons!! Si is pumped to have a boy buddy close in age to tag team with!

And yes, Coleton is one BIG baby boy! The doctor had said prior to delivery there was no way the baby would be over 7 pounds. Ha! She was very wrong! We were all baffled because Gen was so tiny....where was that 10 pound baby boy hiding?!

While the new family of three got settled, the rest of us waited some more and made calls to family and couldn't stop smiling and oohing over baby Coleton's photos.....

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The four grandparents were the first ones invited to see Gen and their new grandson, of course. It was very close to the end of visiting hours, but the rest of us did get the chance to spend a few moments meeting our new nephew!

Coleton is absolutely precious. He had the softest skin and sweetest little lips. He smelled like a dream and his expressions were priceless. We are all so in love with this beautiful boy.....

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Congrats Josh and Gen! You are already amazing parents. We are all so proud and thrilled to have Coleton in our family. I pray your life together is beautiful and blessed. We love you!

Welcome Coleton! We've been waiting for you, sweet boy.

Thank you, Lord, for this healthy, precious gift!!

I sing for joy at the works of Your hands. ~Psalm 92:4


  1. what a beautiful boy!!!! congrats to your family!!!

  2. Fantastic captures Rach! Awesome. Congratulations to your entire family. He is beyond precious.

  3. Hooray!! Congrats for them and for you!

  4. Congrats, auntie! And what an amazing gift you have just given your brother and family - these photos!! They are wonderful and so, so precious.

  5. Congrats Auntie Rachel!!!! Love the pics, especially the ones of Dean and Jules. ;)

  6. Look at that little Coleton! I mean, BIG Coleton. Can't believe the doc was so far off. Rachel, your photos are fabulous!! I love the shots of your brother and mom hugging - the excitement in their faces. Priceless.

  7. Rach~ What awesome pictures. I cried when I saw Jules hugging Josh. That was so tender. Colton is sure a cutey and how cool you all could be there. Congrates auntie!!!

  8. Congrats Auntie!!! Nephews are the best!!!! Awesome pics!!!

  9. What an adorable baby!!! Congrats to Josh and Gen!!

    And really, you must submit that one of your mom hugging your brother to some contest. Amazing.

    (And completely random... but what a beautiful room you were all hanging out in!)

  10. congratulations, he is absolutely darling!!!!

  11. Just stunning! Congratulations to you and your family!

  12. YAY!! Congrats to you and your family on a precious little boy:) So happy to hear that everyone is healthy.

  13. Congrats to your wonderful family on baby Coleton!!
    I literally started crying from the pic of your mom and brother hugging. What a wonderful, pure moment of joy you captured.

  14. LOVE the emotions you captured!!!
    Congratulations :)

  15. Congratulations! Your photos - as always - are amazing. I teared up watching the emotions unfold. Beautiful work!

  16. Congratulations to your family Auntie Rachel!



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