1.21.2009

I have a new surprise....

Westley Kai Lakey

....baby Westley Kai Lakey. (But you can just call him West!)

We're so happy that we now have our newest family member! He was born on Monday, January 19th at 2:23pm, coming in at 8 lbs. 2 oz., and measuring 20 inches long. He has a full head of black hair and dark eyes (so far). I'm hoping they turn blue. :) He is the sweetest little baby and delivery was really easy and great. He was ready to make his appearance -- three pushes and he was out! :) Baby, and I are doing fine. He has the longest fingers and toes! Definitely not Busath toes, heehee. Eli is a proud big brother and we're all excited to be home and resting.

And just because I know it wouldn't be complete without a picture fix, here you go. :)

Proud Mama

Proud Mama. 'Nuff said. :)

Being weighed and measured

Being weighed and measured. Look at all that dark hair!

Dada and West

Little West and his proud Dada.

First meeting

Eli's first sight of his new baby brother.

Proud big brother

Proud big brother Eli. He's doing great as a big brother, he just loves calling him "my Westley". :)

Nana and West

Nana and West. Loving that she's here helping! :)



Little elf man :)



Love you all! Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. I feel so richly blessed to have been able to have such an easy delivery and I know that we're going to have fun with this little guy. :)

28 comments:

Launa said...

Oh my goodness!! He is beautiful! Look at all that hair! I'm in tears! I am so blessed for all of you! I hope you have wonderful first days with little West and your whole family! You look great by the way! I'll be praying for you all!

Blessings,
Launa

Michelle said...

He is so beautiful!!!
congrats!!!

shayne said...

SOOOO CUTE....I love it....it makes me want another one!!! Don't tell Matt!

JAG said...

SO cute! And SO excited to see you guys!! And that pic of him and Mom is adorable!

Barlow Family said...

Yes, I love BOTH B&W pics. I bet your mom is in heaven. Congrats, he's beautiful.

Shalae said...

Congratulations Laurel! We are so excited for you and he is beautiful. Isn't birth amazing! Let your mom take care of you and get some much needed rest!

Sarah Batdorf said...

Those photos are AMAZING, Laurel. Love the one of Nana and West. What a precious little bug he is. Enjoy him and the new dynamic of big brother loving on little brother. So fun. Get lots of sleep!

Amy Lemaniak said...

Congratulations, Laurel!! I'm SO happy for you guys!! He's just perfect and all of the pictures are just gorgeous.

Mandy said...

I'm crying and melting all the way out here in Oklahoma. Wishing I could hug you. He's so sweet. I love his name. You guys are the best! What a blessing. What a cute little bundle of blessing.

Vonda said...

oh He's a cutie pie Laurel and you look so Beautiful!
I am so happy for you all! My granddaughter Abby used to call Ben....My Ben Scott when he was born.

Caroline said...

Oh my Laurel! I am soo happy for you! Look at this sweet precious baby! Welcome to this world West and congrats to you Nathan and Eli! The photos are gorgeous and you look wonderful and happy!!

"Becca" said...

Congratulations, Laurel and family! You look amazing after giving birth - wow!!! Welcome to the world, little West!

Pixel Fairy Princess said...

CONGRATULATIONS! He is perfect! You look beautiful! God bless you new baby boy :D
BIG BIG Ladybug hugs :D
;D

Thao said...

Congratulations to you and your family, Laurel! He looks healthy and handsome. Enjoy your new bundle of joy!!

Dee-Ann Decker said...

Gosh he is beautiful! And you look SO great!

Alicia said...

Congrats!! I have been watching and waiting for the great news!! He is beautiful and you look great!

Emily Murdock said...

Wow! Look at all the comments you've got! I'm a little late, I haven't been checking in.
Your photos look great! He's a sweetie and I can't wait to meet him! Someday!
Love you! Good work!
PS That is the best photo of Mom I think I've ever seen. You should order her a 30x40 of it for her wall. haha

Kylie said...

Congrats Laurel! He is darling, and those pictures are beautiful!

Elise said...

Congrats!!! SO exciting!!! Darling baby and love all the hair! What fun!!!!

Cherise Oleson said...

Congratulations to the whole Lakey clan! Westley is so beautiful and I'm so glad for you that everything went so well with the delivery. Have a wonderful time getting to know him.

Melanie said...

He's beautiful, Laurel. I'm so happy that labor went smoothly (and quick!). I love his name and how cute that Eli calls him "My Westley" (reminds me of The Princess Bride ;)

Speaking of Eli, does he seem HUGE to you now? That was always one of the strangest things for me when I brought a new baby home: the older kid/s always seemed so much bigger in comparison! I bet Eli will be an awesome big brother. :)

Mel

Cori said...

Yeah!!! Congratulations Laurel!! He is precious! I am glad everything went so smoothly.

ScrapGirls Ro said...

You all look so happy! I'm thrilled it went well and the baby is a cutie. Can't wait to see more about him in the future!

ClePatB said...

Oh Laurel, he's just the most precious thing I've seen (since my grandson was born, of course - lol!) I'm sure we'll be seeing lot's of him soon!

Shelley said...

Congratulations on your new addition! What a beautiful boy! Glad all is well. P.S.I LOVE that picture of nana and West! Precious!

Sally said...

Just beautiful. Congrats :)

Brandie said...

SOOOOO precious!!! Congrats Lakey family!

Christy said...

I realized I have never taken the time to say CONGRATS! He is beautiful and I am so glad delivery went great! I hope you are enjoying this time with him. We miss you! :)