Our family grew from three to four on November 16, 2016. At 7:50 am Kellan Cole McCarthy entered this world with a blasting pair of lungs. He weighed 7lbs 15 ounces and was 20.25 inches long.
Kellan is our missing piece. He is absolute heaven and my heart doubled in size the moment they placed him on my chest and he stopped crying to take a deep sigh of relief and snuggle against me. There was an immediate connection and I tried to take in every single second of those first moments holding this beautiful boy with my loving husband at my side holding us both.
Last bump picture. 4:30 a.m.
I was extremely nervous in the hours before my c section. More for the spinal than anything else. I kept trying to think about what I could concentrate on so I could distract my mind while they were going to administer it. We arrived to the hospital at 5:15 in the morning. Thankfully my parents met us there which made me feel more secure because you never stop needing your mom and dad.
They took me back to the prep room and got my iv and fluid going. The nurse who put my iv in was amazing! We were determined to have Ryan accompany me into the OR for the spinal and everyone said it was fine until the anesthesiologist came in. He said they normally don’t let husbands come in…. but because I had such a horrible experience the first time they would make an exception. I was so relieved. I mean look at him, practically a doctor! My look happy, nervous beyond belief, swollen face.
The time came and they walked me into that cold brightly lit room. I sat on the table and bent over holding Ryan’s hand extremely tight. I closed my eyes and all I could think of was my Liam. His smile, his dimples, the sweet way his face lit up when his class sang him happy birthday. I was instantly calm, just in time for the anesthesiologist to say he was finished. Barely felt a thing. Sweet relief! They immediately went to work and within minutes I heard the sweetest cry next to the first time I heard Liam. They cleaned him off, weighed him and brought him to my chest. I was so glad I was able to hold him right away.
The hand holding with Daddy…be still my heart. Kellan, I love you so much.
I will cherish this photo always! I love seeing this man hold our babies! What an amazing husband I have! Such a squishy snuggler!My mom getting to hold him for this first time!
I have been able to spend so much time with my dad since he been unable to work. Kellan knows his voice! Instant bond with these two!
We recorded Liam coming in to meet him with just us. Right away he was loving on him! He was so excited to meet his baby brother! Kellan’s Godparents, Uncle Jon and Auntie Jessica. Look how happy Kellan looks with him.
Kellan will quickly learn Ma and Pa’s house is one of the greatest places on earth next to Disneyland. At least that’s what Liam will tell you. Papa and Nonnie time! Love seeing my parents with my babies!
My everything. First family photo!! I am the most proud Mommy! What special little boys God has given me. This was one of the greatest moments of my life. He may have had darker features…but the Irish is still strong in this one. Look at the leprechaun ear point. Fist bath…not loving it. Kellan you don’t even know what great adventures lay ahead of you with your Auntie Erin.
Missing lil D…only siblings were allowed in. Cant wait for him to meet her. That happy Pa smile 🙂