Thursday, December 30, 2010

Benjamin Gabriel

Our precious boy arrived on December 20th, weighing 6 lbs. 12 oz. and measuring 19.5" long. He was born at 38 weeks and it was a wonderful delivery.

I've been soaking up every sweet moment of his newness! I can hardly put him down. I just love to snuggle him, kiss him, watch him sleep, stare at his tiny features... he's just as darling as can be! Ahhh... so in love. :) We're all in love with him.

When Josh and I first saw him it only took a couple of seconds for me to spot dimples! I was SO surprised. I hadn't even expected them or even thought of them as a possibility. Josh and I both have dimples and we always assumed our kids would have them. But when neither Jude or Selah were born with them I just quit thinking about them. So I love seeing Benjamin smile in his sleep because those cute little dimples show up. :)



I tried a few days in a row to snap some newborn photos of him, but it wasn't really working out. On Tuesday I gave it another try, but I ran out of good daylight rather quickly, and had kids playing all around me, so it was a little adventurous. :) But we got a couple of these quick shots. I'm going to try to take some more pictures of him this weekend when Josh is home.

Thank you everyone for your sweet Facebook comments! They've been so fun to read. :)







Selah loves to help take care of Benjamin. I just love that she's my little helper. She brings me diapers, helps lotion his skin, loves to hold him, and today helped give him a bath. Jude likes to help too, and is such a loving big brother, giving Benjamin lots of hugs and kisses. :)

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!!

13 comments:

Amber said...

He is so, so handsome Bethany! I love reading that you "can hardly put him down." So sweet & he's such a lucky guy. Love the picture of him with Selah too :) Congrats again!

Leticia said...

What a handsome little guy! Congratulations. I think he looks like his big brother. I agree with Amber that he's a lucky little guy! Enjoy him!

Bethany Fegles Photography said...

Leticia, you're right - he does look like his big brother! I so often have flashbacks to when Jude was a baby when I look at little Benjamin.

Thanks for your girls' sweet comments! :)

Happy New year!

Tina Anderson said...

So delightful. *sigh.

Pete and Rosie said...

Hooray for dimples! :)

BruceandBarbara said...

Oh Bethany (heavy sigh), you have a very special gift for capturing the essence of a child. I melt whenever I see photos of your children but especially the babies. I'm just a babyaholic! God bless the Fegles family in 2011!
~Barbara
PS I can't wait to hold Benjamin in my arms!

JAZ said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I am so very happy for you, and praising God with you!! What a way to ring in the new year!!! Welcome, Benjamin Gabriel! (I LOVE his name, by the way!!)

Emily said...

Congratulations! I just *love* that third picture! PS: I don't know that I've ever commented on your blog, but I love your photography, too! :)

Janine the Bean said...

What a precious baby. Congrats again. I hope that I get to meet him.

If you're in Corvallis, you know how to reach me. ;)

Chelsi Ritter said...

congratulations, bethany!! that's wonderful that benjamin is here, and just in time for christmas!! he is so precious bethany; he definitely looks like a fegles (meaning you and josh). i'm so glad everything went well during the labor! i'm so impressed you found time to take his portrait; i hope i get to meet the little guy soon.

Anne.Marie.Amk said...

He is so sweet Bethany! I am so happy for you and your family! Have fun with the little joybell!

Anne.Marie.Amk said...

He is so sweet Bethany! I am so happy for your family. Enjoy the little joybell!

Christy. said...

Darling!!!