we had a baby!!

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our new son arrived last saturday. he was born at home and in the water on his due date (which was the most beautiful spring day, and also the queen’s birthday!). heaven hung above us as he came into the world. and now, everything is new.

his name is gabriel james wright, and we are blown away by how much we love him.  

the past six days been laden with so much sweetness. this time is so, so special and we are cherishing every moment. {but i will share more pictures and a birth story before too long!}

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^^ saturday morning in between contractions // sunday afternoon with baby on the outside — same tree, new world! ^^
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“birth was and will always be the most commonplace of miracles - an event at once familiar and phenomenal, timeless and immediate, briefly making angels of us all.” {from call the midwife}
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"when a child is born, the world is altered in an instant. a new voice is heard, new love comes into being. years later, we pause and say, "yes, that's when it all began, on that day, in that room, when i saw that face." birth is the smallest of magnificent things, and the greatest of little ones." {from call the midwife}
 

22 comments:

  1. Congratulations to your whole family! He is such a beautiful boy, and so lucky to be born into a wonderful, loving family!

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  2. He is so (so) beautiful!! Congratulations and thanks for sharing another bit of joy with all of us!!

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  3. Beautiful beyond words! The phots of you holding your brand new baby in the tub are amazing. so tender, joyful, and sweet. Congratulations!

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  4. Congratulations! Little Gabriel James is a really stunning baby. I remember those words from "Call the Midwife." So true! Enjoy this precious time.

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  5. I love these photos!
    I can’t wait to read your birth story!

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  6. Congrats! I knew you would have a successful home birth!

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  7. Congratulations! He is lovely! He is so alert!

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  8. Congratulations Charity! He is adorable!

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  9. Congratulations to your family. I love the quotes from Call the Midwife. I am thinking he looks a bit like Moses? Very cute little boy. I can't wait to hear more and see what Mo thinks of his little brother.
    Jamie Noto

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  10. As excited as if you were my daughter! Piles and piles of hugs and blessings for you and Ian and your sons during this magic new beginning as a family of 4.

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  11. Congratulations on your beautiful boy!

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  12. Oh man those pictures are giving me all the feels! So happy for you! Sending all the love and prayers! ♡♡♡♡

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  13. Congratulations! Look forward to hearing the story

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  14. Congratulations, Wright family! I’m hoping you had just the experience you wished for- he’s perfect, straight from heaven!

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  15. So happy for you, Charity!!!

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  16. Congratulations! He's precious and you look so beautiful!

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  17. Congratulations!!!! Can you tell me? Your instagram pictures at the top? They are amazing. Do you take them with your good/big camera and then upload to insta? It seems like they're not taken with a phone camera. Just curious

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    1. i would say about half of the pictures i post on instagram are phone photos and half are from my big camera.

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  18. With every new baby the world starts all over again!
    Congrats!!!

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  19. Congratulations!!! So happy for you and your family :)

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