Saturday, July 25, 2009

Getting To Know You

It has been a whirlwind of emotion for me the last few days. We were finally able to get out of the hospital on Thursday afternoon and boy was I was ready! The first afternoon home I was a bit of a mess. Chase was doing great and I was feeling pretty good. However, the three billion gallons of hormones that surge out of your body after childbirth certainly took their toll on me. I was in tears over anything and everything. Luckily, Derrick had some practice on handling my emotional breakdowns from the end of the pregnancy! We did make it through the first day and both Leighton and Maverick are great with little Chase. For Derrick and I, it is definately a big adjustment going from one to two but we are doing pretty good. Just like with Leighton, I can't imagine how we survived without little Chase in our lives!


I love this picture so much! It is so much like a picture we have of Leighton when he was born. Oh yeah, and I think the little milk mustasche is adorable.

These two are going to be best buddies. Leighton loves holding "yittle Chase".

The very predictable "hospital family picture". Chase is hiding because he's not quite sure if he wants to claim us as his parents yet! :)

Chase Kallum. Tiny perfection.

That's all for now. But you know me, I have lots more pictures to share so I will be back with more.


Valerie said...

Just precious! I'm in love already!

Lindsay said...

He is so adorable! Hang in there - those hormones shall return to normal soon....I get to share my post-preggo hormones while the in-laws are in here. I bet I'll scare them into going home!

HOME...the most important place on earth said...

He is just gorgeous!!! I remember the pregnancy hormones all too well...they were the worst with Josiah...hang in there.

Shannon Joy said...

Linsay-I'm anxiously awaiting the news of your newest little arrival soon!
Thanks guys, I think my hormones are evening out now! Wow, it's definately quite a roller coaster though!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful baby! I can't wait to see you guys.

SweetPea said...

He is just beautiful! I think I may be getting my own set of emotions here. Can't wait until it's my turn! Congrats!

Amanda said...

He is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!

Melissa said...

These pics make me all teary.. I can't imagine with the pregnancy hormones!

Anonymous said...

Hi Shannon and guys,

Chase is absolutely adorable! We would have come and seen you last week when we were in Fargo, but the day was a little busy, and we thought you probably had enough company for the first day :) We will just have to wait until next time. See you soon - take care

Linda & Jason