Friday, August 8, 2014

Introducing Ryan Matthew Nelsen

Our sweet baby boy will be two weeks old on Monday, and we already want to slow the time.

As much as I wanted to get this post out sooner, I've learned that sleep makes me a better mama. :)

So I've been sneaking in cat naps when I can and appreciating this time when my only real job is to help this sweet boy eat and sleep.

Thankfully, he loves both- eating and sleeping. And for that, we are so thankful!

This transition to parenthood has been so much smoother than we anticipated, and we give our little guy all the credit. Well, him and my mom, who just left yesterday after spending the first 10 days of Ryan's life keeping our house in order. She assumed all of our regular duties of laundry, cleaning, cooking, counter wiping and candle lighting (it's the little things- I love clean counters and having candles lit all over our house) so that we could focus solely on taking care of our sweet baby boy and learning how to be his parents.

Needless to say I cried when she left yesterday. Not because I don't think we can do it, but because it was so great having her and my stepdad here. And because I'm a dweller, and them leaving meant the end of the "first stage" of Ryan's life. As my friend Meagan said, mom's leaving is always hard. 

There's so much more to share from these past 11 days, but for now, I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.

Here is the boy who has stolen our hearts...

Ryan Matthew Nelsen
Born July 28th at 12:30am
8lbs 13oz
21 inches



  1. Love love LOVE your pics and this sweet little man! We need to come see you guys again and introduce Finn to his new best buddy!

  2. Such great pictures. Congrats on your sweet bundle of joy, he looks perfect!

  3. What a beautiful baby boy! Congratulations!!!

  4. What great pictures! Your baby boy is so adorable and what a winner he is. I'm so glad your Mom was able to be there and share this special time with you. Your comments about her were so special. You're going to be a great Mom.

  5. Hello sweet baby boy! He's so adorable Heather! Congrats!!

  6. Ryan is absolutely gorgeous, congratulations again! A x