Saturday, September 20, 2008

Crew's debut...














Chip says he promised photos by the end of the first day. Crew is about 20 hours old. I think these photos count as being posted "the first day". We made it through one night too. We're definitely keeping him. =)
Enjoy these photos...and no, I've not taken 1000 photos, but will admit I've taken around 100 already. And even with that high number, we didn't get a 'perfect family' picture. We'll keep working on that. The good news is I have no probably with that- the more photos, the better, if you ask me.
Thanks for all your well-wishes. We are so happy and doing great. At least for the first day. =)

100 comments:

Anonymous said...

He is such a handsome baby! Congrats again on your sweet boy!
What a blessing!
Katie

Amy said...

congratulations!!! he's beautiful!! rest up and enjoy him!

mel said...

Congratulations!! He's such a cutie! The picture's are great-Glad everything went well-you're looking good. Melissa

corinne5 said...

he is just too cute Jody, seriously sooooo cute!

corinnexxx

MandieGirl said...

grats! He's beautiful (in a very masculine way). :)

Anonymous said...

Jody: Congratulations to the Ferlaak's on the newest addition to the family. Babies are such a miracle. What a beautiful little boy! Thanks for sharing. Love - Heidi from Gaylord

Nichole said...

precious...
so happy for you. your previous post made me cry. it is such a blessing when God does his thing. we just don't see it until we look back.

Jo said...

Jody he is so gorgeous!!!!!!!

I love his little nose!!!!!

Sabrina said...

So handsome! Congratulations!

Vicky said...

Congratulations! To the casual observer(moi)I'd say he looks like a mini-me of Chip! How sweet and adorable... you are giving me a HUGE case of baby fever! Gods blessings to you and your sweet family!

Steph said...

Congrats Chip and Jody! He's adorable- definitely has the same nose Brock and Ava have! And Jody,you do not look like you just gave birth- you go girl! Enjoy this time!

Claire said...

He is so so so gorgeous!!! Congrats again on your baby boy!

Hillary said...

He's beautiful... :) My mom was amazed at how good you look after just having him. :) And, she also thinks your other kids are beautiful...I think so, too.

Congratulations again!!!! You are definitely very lucky....

Hillary

Kirsten said...

Yay! He's beautiful - what a perfect bookend for your family. And...yesterday was my birthday, too - it's a good day :)

Southern Gal said...

Congratulations! He's a beautiful baby to add to a beautiful family.
Renee

Janna said...

He's beautiful Jody! Congrats! :)

Anonymous said...

He is such a miracle!! An adorable miracle! Praying that the coming weeks go as well as the first day has gone!!!
Jody in Ohio

Anonymous said...

God's beautiful blessings to you and your family, jody! crew is so precious, and so alert! he looks like brock, to me!
congrats!
rose

Erin Merryn said...

AWWW so cute. So glad you put photos up so soon. Congrats!

Hopesrising said...

Thanks for sharing your Miracle with us. He is adorable in a boy way. I am glad things went well and your family is close by. It always helps.
Kerry

Jessica said...

Perfect!

Sara said...

Oh that gentle little hand in the last picture melted me... amazing how quickly a new sibling can be loved, isn't it???

So happy for you and can't wait to see more :)

sara
http://gitzengirl.blogspot.com

Kim H. said...

I second that he looks like Chip! He's gorgeous. Congratulations and happy blissful baby days to you and your family.

Jodi said...

Congrats, Congrats, Congrats! He is beautiful!!!!!

angela said...

what a beautiful baby!! congrats and thanks for the pics:)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and Blessings on you all!

Jenny

Violet said...

He is a doll baby! Absolutely perfect! And Crew totally fits him! You can just see the ADORATION in big sisters face.

Kim said...

CONGRATS!!
My first thought was "He looks just like Chip"!
He is so sweet and beautiful and you look great too!
Can't wait to see him as he grows!
Get some rest!
Kim

amanda said...

Awww!!! Congratulations Ferlaaks! Our little blessing was born one week ago (#5) and we're loving her too! I just did this 2 years ago, but I'd already forgotten how precious these days are. Enjoy your new little gift!!!

Missy said...

congratulations nitty gritty family. love the name you picked!

sallie said...

how cute!
he looks JUST LIKE your husband.
unbelievably like his daddy.
so sweet.

Rachel E. said...

Congratulations, Jody! Crew is just adorable! I can't wait to see more pictures of him when you both go home.

Jess in Nebraska said...

CONGRATULATIONS! What a gorgeous baby! He looks so alert!
And wow - you look awesome too!
Hope everyone is doing well!

(LOVE his name too!!!)

Anonymous said...

How precious! Crew is adorable, there is definitely more than a hint of your gorgeous Wyndham and Brock about him. :)

CONGRATULATIONS! X

linda t said...

Oh, he's beautiful Jody!!
SOOO happy for your family.
Crew is going to love his big brother and doting sisters!
So glad you & Chip are savoring these precious moments with Crew.

Debee Campos said...

Adorable!
Love the pictures and thanks for sharing your blessing with us Jody. I am so thrilled that you are happy and so looking great! you rock !!!
:)

love you
-d

Anonymous said...

He's perfect, Jody. Congrats! Kathy

Angela in CA said...

Crew really is amazingly adorable ;) I, too, think he looks massively like Chip and Ava...same little nose! And you Jody, well I am envious at how beautiful you look!! Perfect hair, great makeup, cool glasses. I think you look more like you are going out to lunch rather than just having had a baby! I was puffy, rashy, squinty eyed, thrashed, drug through the mud and generally gross when I had my kids. Isn't God good?? He really DID have another life in mind for you than the one you envisioned in 1994. And you are all living it in such a blessed way. Congrats to you, the fabulous Ferlaak family of 8!!!

Mere said...

He's precious!! Congrats!

~Mere

Mary said...

Congrats on your newest addition to the family. I was recommended to read your blog a few months ago as someone felt that Teagan's story would help in my healing. Am glad to see that he is finally here. Mary

Dianna said...

Have been checking in to see how you are doing congrats on your beautiful new gift from God. And blessings on your family.
BTW you look fantastic.

Tabitha said...

Totally gorgeous photos of you all! You look absolutely wonderful and your new little arrival is just the cutest!!
love and hugs to you all XXXXX

Robin said...

He is absolutely adorable! I love the picture of his little yawn and the two of you nose to nose...so sweet!!! Enjoy your journey getting to know him!

Robin

Joy said...

Wonderful photos... thank you so much for sharing them... and that little man looks just like his daddy.

Michelle said...

Congratulation on the newest "Nitty Gritty Kiddie" - Crew is beautiful !!

Jane-Jane said...

now is one handsome little man.

love the yawning pic.

if you should change your mind on keeping Crew, my husband and I think he is ADORABLE and would be more than happy to love on him for y'all ;) But it looks like everyone is in love already, so I guess we won't be getting a package in the mail any time soon.

FlipFlop Mom said...

He is AMAZING and so beautiful!!! CONGRATS!!

Jaci said...

He is so cute!!He Already looks like a little man.

Allison, Sydney Australia said...

What a honey! And how gorgeous do you look - amazing :) I love reading your blog, love how you share so much with us. Welcome to the 'blog family' little Crew ... lol
Allison, Sydney Australia
xxx
ps: LOVE the name!

Melissa said...

I have never commented before (but I read a lot :), but I really just have to say "omigoodness he IS absolutely perfect!!" What an adorable baby -- congratulations to you and your family!!
~~Mel :)

So Blessed said...

beautiful baby boy...congratulations!

Bridget =) said...

oh, congrats!!! so happy for you!

T-Wan said...

He is handsome and so precious. CONGRATULATIONS to you and your family.

Jennifer said...

he is precious! absolutely beautiful!! :-)

DJones said...

such an adorable itty-bitty nitty gritty!

Lori W said...

congrats! he's simply gorgeous!
God is good!
Lori:)
lorwilb on SIS

Anonymous said...

Oh he is so adorable! I love all of the pictures! I know ya'll are so happy! Congratulations! Love--Erika Allison in MS
www.isabellalandry.wordpress.com

sarah, rsm said...

The photos are precious! Thank you for sharing your Joy with all of us!

About Me. said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your newest blessing. He is absolutely beautiful. I love, love the name. In fact, I have a Godson named Crew. I hope you are feeling well and again, congratulations!
Love and God bless,
Shaun
www.roomswithaview.typepad.com

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog for a while now and I have never left a comment. I just had to tell you congratulations. What a beautiful boy. He was born on my middle daughter, Ryann's, 18th birthday! Enjoy, enjoy, time goes much too quickly. It feels like mine were babies just yesterday. You have a beautiful family.

Penny--fellow michigander

amytangerine said...

love the photos of the newest little ferlaak :)

lililali said...

congratulations!

irene said...

Love the pictures of little Crew. He's so beautiful. Bye Irene

maxandmimasmummy said...

He's absolutely beautiful Jody! Congratulations.
Crew looks a lot like Wyndham in that second photo.

Caren said...

Oh he is sooo sweet! Congrats to you and the entire family! Have fun@

ohiowagirl said...

He is GORGEOUS! Congrats to you all! I love that Brock looks so excited that he's no longer the lone boy!

lisalyn said...

Congratulations! He's adorable!

Laura said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! Jody!!! hoooray! finally i checked in, and HERE'S CREW!!!! i am so excited and all teary. . .makes me feel a little ridiculous, getting all worked up about someone I've never even met!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You look FABULOUS. Good lord, you look AMAZING, and not at ALL like you've just given birth! HOW do you do THAT!!???? XOXOXO

Anonymous said...

Praising the Lord for your new addition...what a great family little Crew has to grow up in.
I feel your joy as I look at your pictures.
Carol E. from Indy

Jenna said...

He is beautiful!! You all look great!

Chris said...

He's beautiful, enjoy him :o)

You look amazing for just having a baby! Enjoy the cuddles and new baby smells and try to get some rest.

Lori said...

Congratulations!!!!! Crew is just the sweetest thing!!!! Love the photos!!!

Get your rest and take it easy on yourself!!!

Heather said...

Crew is so adorable. Congratulations to you and your beautiful family.

The Kahler Family said...

Such a sweet, beautiful baby! Congrats to you and your family!
Becky Higgins (the scrapbooker, I'm sure you know of her) :) just had a boy this week and named him Crew also... totally love it!

Sharmaine said...

Congrats to you all!!!!
Well done Mum!

anniemac said...

geeze did you have anything to do with that gorgeous boy or was it all chip cloning??
gaw-jus dahling!

Tracy: said...

WOW! What a little beauty, straight from heaven! It has been so exciting to see God work in your family..your love for HIM is so evident. Thanks for sharing YOUR STORY! Bless your beautiful family!

Courtney said...

He is absolutely beautiful!! (I especially love the yawning pic.) Congrats again to all of you.

{Susan...Seriously.} said...

he's beautiful!!congrats! i want another one now, too...and my youngest is only 8 months old. enjoy him!

Melonie said...

Oh Jody I am soooo happy for all of you. He is absolutely perfect! Congrats to everyone.

Becca said...

Congratulations!

Amy said...

Congratulations - he is too cute!!

Monkey's Mommy said...

congratulations and welcome to the world baby crew!

Wendy said...

You both look gorgeous!!! Congratulations! He really looks like his daddy right now. Blessings to all of you!

Lisa & Gerald said...

He's So sweet! Congrats guys!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations (all the way from Belgium!!) Your little boy is just so cute, and you have a beautiful family.
Melanie

Aloha said...

He is beautiful!!!! As well as your whole family.

Carrie said...

What a sweet little one, congratulations!!

Annemarie said...

Congratulations!!!!

Anonymous said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS.
I thought I'd check in on the Ferlaak family, and you've added a new member!!
Congratulations!

All the best...special hugs for Wyndham who looks like she's grown 3 inches since I saw her last! :)
Janna (Speech Therapist)

Susan said...

Oh he is really cute! He's so tiny! You have a lovely family :)

our family said...

Praising God for your beautiful blessing Crew.
Rachel in PA

a friend to knit with said...

oh my!
congratulations to you all.
he is adorable.
enjoy every precious moment.

Anonymous said...

He's beautiful, and so alert! Congrats on your new arrival Nitty Gritty clan!!

Carrie said...

JODY!!! He is a *beautiful* baby! Love the family pictures of all of you.

Sorry I am a little late to the game. The last week or so has been a blur with all the hurricane mess. But I am so very happy for you! You look beautiful and happy and content. And I can't believe all that you've accomplished in his first week of life! :)

Wishing you guys all the best -

Carrie

Sarah Moore said...

congrats! and how is it that you look so cute in these pictures!?! Way to be a post labor hottie!

:)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you and your beautiful family. Enjoy!!:)
Linda J

Cynthia Jill Photography said...

Congratulations!! What a beautiful baby!! And I love his name :)

Kara Lyn said...

Congratulations! Your baby boy is adorable and so precious! I have been reading your blog for a few months now but was away from my computer a while...I had no idea Crew was here! You look fabulous! God Bless You and Your Family!

forestsister said...

my dear, i hadn't been by your blog in a while and had NO IDEA you were expecting such a wonderful little miracle! congrats on the new bundle of joy. you have a lovely little family.