New Baby

George and His Dragon

George and His Dragon

 

Fair as the sweetest flower of spring,
Such was his infant mien:
And on his little body stampt
Three wonderous marks were seen:

A blood-red cross was on his arm;
A dragon on his breast:
A little garter all of gold
Was round his leg exprest. – excerpted from “The Birth of St. George”, author unknown

{This Moment}: A Morning Story

A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. 

If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments at SouleMama for all to find and see.

Morning Story

 

Two Weeks

These are from a photo session I did with Georgie this weekend.  He has already changed so much.

At Home With the Gadbois Family | Two Weeks

 

At Home With the Gadbois Family | Two Weeks

 

At Home With the Gadbois Family | Two Weeks

At Home With the Gadbois Family | Two Weeks

At Home With the Gadbois Family | Two Weeks

My first ever newborn session.  I’m pretty pleased with the results.

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Beautiful Boy

On Wednesday, 17 April, after an unusually long {but gentle} labour, our baby boy arrived, with the help of our two midwives.

At Home With the Gadbois Family | Beautiful Boy

 

George Christophe

Farmer ~ Christ-bearer

born 17 April 2013 at 11:25 AM

9 lb. 2 oz. and 22 inches

At Home With the Gadbois Family | Beautiful Boy

The afternoon of his birth, we gathered the children in our room and Brian gave a blessing, we sang “happy birthday” and blew out the candle on his cake.  He will never remember that day, but the rest of us surely will.  This family tradition lets them know that each of them was welcomed in the same way, that babies are gifts.  The first words spoken to each of them are “Welcome to our family.  We’re so glad you’re here”  He is the delight of us all.

At Home With the Gadbois Family | Beautiful Boy

Knitted with Love

While I was digging through my stash in search of the dpns I was sure I had, I found these, tucked into one of my baskets. A newborn pilot cap {from a pattern I’m modifying for working in worsted yarn} in my favourite shade of red, and a pair of newborn-sized wool longies from a pattern I wrote when I was expecting James.

How lovely!

Peaked Pilot Cap and Longies

So they’ve been tucked into his little cart, awaiting his arrival in just a few short weeks.  All of his laundry has been washed and folded, the diapers likewise washed to a squishy, quilty, loveliness.  The birth supplies are assembled and set out in the bedroom – the same room that so many of his siblings have been welcomed to.

Peaked Pilot Cap and Longies

I feel so blessed.  I can’t wait to see his face.

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