Monday, June 13, 2011

Walt, Walt, and...more Walt

Being a parent is thrilling and exhausting, magical and chaotic, wonderful and wild all at once. Nothing can prepare you for your new life as you bring your little one home. We've had a fun and exciting couple of weeks with our little guy! After 4 days in the NICU (Walter was born with a collapsed lung), we were finally able to all come home as a family and get this party started. We are so grateful for the help of friends and family who've brought us food, came to visit, and been there to support us. We're also very grateful to live in Provo, where, when Walt needed a blessing at a moment's notice, the attending pediatrician was a worthy priesthood holder and able/willing to anoint our little son as Landon gave the blessing. We're grateful that the procedures were routine and he didn't have to stay longer. And we're so grateful to have him with us!
 I want to remember this face...


And his little toes... 

 And the special week we had with Grandma...

 And Daddy's excitement as he shares his love of science and learning...

 And Grandpa riding a bus all the way to Utah to get another fix...

 And the first feelings of being a family...

And all the little things I just can't seem to help buying... 

 I even want to remember the struggles we went through to get him here...

And I want to remember that it was worth it. 


We love you Walt!

13 comments:

Chad and Amy Baker said...

He is so ADORABLE!! Congrats you guys!

Jamie Blake said...

This post just brought tears to my eyes, I am beyond, beyond excited for you and your little family! I know that being a parent is something you've wanted for so long, and I'm so happy things have worked out! :)
Walt is a beautiful little baby! Again, congrats!

Nancy said...

He is such a cutie!!! What a beautiful family!

Mommy-In-Waiting said...

He is so handsome! You have a gorgeous family!

{Stephanie} said...

He is such a darling baby!! and so tiny!! Such a wonderful time! Congrats to you guys! :)

Charisse said...

What an adorable little guy! Congratulations!

Dave, Laura, Maggie and Chloe said...

He is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!

Ashley Ferguson Moreno said...

I'm so excited for you guys! You sound so happy and excited and I'm sure you're fun parents!

Amy Diestler said...

He is just perfect! What a cute mommy you make! Congratulations Kylie!

SQuiD said...

I'm a little jealous that Walter, even with a collapsed lung, was only in the NICU for 4 days. Felix and Tad were born with NOTHING wrong except low blood sugar and somehow ended up staying in the NICU for 10 days, barf. I'm so thrilled your little guy is home and doing well; you 3 make a sinfuly adorable family :)

Natalie Ormond said...

He is so perfect. I'm glad to know it's worth it! :)

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

So precious!!

Congratulations!

Fyfe Family said...

Kylie I am SO SO SO excited for you and Landon! He is such a handsome little guy. I wish you two all the luck in your new adventure!!