Friday, June 21, 2013

Introducing Baby Brooks!

So, I'm just gonna cheat a bit and skip right over the labor portion of his birth story. We'll save that 15 hour glorious labor story  for another day. I'd rather not relive it quite yet (Dont be scared, Momma's to-be & future Moms, it's just a super long story that I'll save for when the time is right. It's not too horrendous, I promise!)

Instead, I present to you all, the happiest ending of all time-

Brooks Walker Gray

As you all can imagine, I am absolutely obsessed with this little guy!  Lets be honest though, with a face like that, how could you not be? Granted, I might be a tad biased :)  
However, I have learned a few things in my first few weeks as a Momma....

1) Homeboy goes through an INSANE amount of diapers in a day.  I thought people were exaggerating when they said you went through 10-12 diapers per day. Ummm, no.  That figure is SPOT.ON.  The amount of ummm matter this child produces is phenomenal.  
2) Inevitably, if I sit down to eat, he starts to cry.  The irony?  (Knock on wood) He is a super laid back baby so far.  I guess he wants me to lose my baby weight sooner rather than later, because he always interrupts my meals.
3) Golden Showers are part of the norm with little boys.  Along with daily or bi-daily baths.
**And that is the LAST time I will ever ever mention my child's bowel movements on this blog. You have my word. **
4) Breast milk stains certain fabrics.  I'd love to say that I'm cool with this because I am so happy my child is doing well with breast feeding, but ummm, I'm not. Boo. Hiss. And sorry for the TMI. 
5) Going on a solo trip to Target makes you feel like you're a child who has just gotten out of school for the summer.  I want to bust out a, "Let Freeeeeeddddoooommmm Riiiinnnngggggg" as soon as I back out of my driveway.
6) I want to show off my child to everyone & ANYONE who I come in contact with.  Ie: I may have mentioned that I just had a child to 3 different people today while I was at the mall.  And I was there for 20 mins.  
So, as a result of #6, I have made it a top priority to get out some birth announcements so EVERYONE can see this handsome little devil ASAP.  
When I was pregnant, I totally thought that I would just get some customized Birth Announcements printed up for him, and send out those bad boys immediately.
And then I had him, and had to get real with myself reaaaallllll quick.
My days now absolutely fly by, and my time is crazy limited and/or super scheduled.  
As a result, I figured I would have to settle for something not quite as cute or customized online, which totally bummed me out.

Then, as I was uploading his newborn pics to Shutterfly, I discovered Tiny Prints, and HOLY AMAZING. I AM OBSESSED.

They have every type of adorable Birth announcements, birthday invitations, & baptism stationary you could ever imagine, and you can totally customize it.

ummm, Check yes. 
I don't have to leave my house, can choose from a super cute design, and can upload all of his adorable newborn pics from my mac without having to leave my house?  Thank God Almighty.
 Tiny Prints is officially my savior.

Now my main issue lies in which one to pick, which I thought I would ask for yall's help in choosing which one we should pick.
SOOOOO..... here we go.
(FYI- I haven't put any of Brooks' pics in, so just imagine his presh lil face in these announcements)




Previously, I would have obsessed for hours over which one to choose from, but like, I said before, my "me" time has diminished at an exponential rate.  
So ALL of your all's thoughts regarding the birth announcement will be hugely beneficial to me!!!

Anyways, I think that about does it for me.  Let me know what yall think!  

And also, thank you so much for all of your sweet tweets, prayers before his delivery, and all around thoughtfulness during my pregnancy & after his arrival.
It has meant the absolute world to me.

Have a great Friday!


  1. He is beyond precious and handsome! congrats!

    I like options #2 and #4

  2. Congratulations! Baby boys are such little sweeties! I love that you got his picture in the hospital with the UK hubby would be proud! :) For what it's worth...I love the first birth announcement.

  3. I'm thinking #1 or #2. I like that there are a few places for pictures, heaven knows people will love having a couple views of him!

  4. Congratulations! He is beyond precious! I like #2!

  5. I love options 1 and 4! But he is beautiful, so it doesnt really matter which you end up choosing :) xoxo--The Rivard's

  6. OMG Caroline he is just PERFECT!! AHHHHHHHH!! I just wanna snuggle him all the way from Texas! Good job momma bear! Ok and Kevin, too. I guess he had a part in this beautiful baby boy... ;)


  7. I looooove him!!!!! I like 2 and 3 a lot!! Love you Carol, so excited to snuggle this baby and watch him grow!! xoxo

  8. I think I like #2 best. Don't pick #1. Even though it is cute, it's an irregular shape that will require additional postage. Make your life easier by choosing something you can slap a regular stamp on and go on about your way. I will send you my address ;)

  9. BROOKS WALKER! Could you have picked a more perfect name!? I LOVE. He is just stunning! I like #2 and #5

  10. #2 is my vote. He is such a little doll! Congratulations!

  11. Congratulations!!! I'm just seeing the exciting news of baby Brooks being born. He really is adorable. Those pictures of him in his little hat :) too too cute.

    As far as the birth announcement choice I'm voting #4. They are all really cute though. Every time I would scroll down I would think ok no I like this one better. I'm sticking with 4

  12. very belated congrats, he's gorgeous!! :)

  13. Hahaha I love your Target comment. All the birth announcements are adorable, but my favorite is #2!