Friday, August 20, 2010

Teague's first photos...





He's here and we couldn't be happier with how healthy he is, how mellow he's been so far and how blessed we are to have another baby in our family. Thanks so much for all your prayers for us as we welcomed Teague Easton into the world yesterday morning at 10:15 am. {He is our biggest baby weighing 7 lbs. 2 oz. at birth; and 6 lbs. 14 oz. after breakfast this morning. =)}
I was scheduled to be induced around 5:30 am and instead, when I awoke at 4:30 am I realized within minutes that it was "really happening"- all on its own. It's as though Teague knew that the day was his and after a relatively fast and easy delivery he took his first breaths. Even after 7 babies born to me I am still brought to tears when a new life enters this world and melts my heart.
How anyone can doubt that there is a Creator behind the intricate details of this universe is beyond my comprehension as I stare into the face of a new baby. The tiny fingernails and wrinkled toes and soft skin and hair are all I need to be more than fully convinced that there is a God who is initmately involved with the design of every being and every part of all His creation. Teague is nothing short of a miracle and a gift to our family- we believe that with all our hearts. We're humbled and thrilled to be able to share with you just one more glimpse of what God has given to us. There will be more photos in the future, as even now, just 24 hours old, Teague is beginning to change his look. He definitely has features similar to everyone of us, and that's fun to see how he is a part of each of us already.
To top off such a wonderful birth day, I was able to sleep without ice packs for my itching arms last night- even if it was only an hour and a half of sleep. It felt great and I am trusting that the condition is resolving itself now that Teague is here. Besides having black and blue marks all over my arms from 3 blown IV's, I am feeling good and look forward to getting more rest in the coming days too. Life feels very full and Teague is more than we could have hoped or asked for. Sometimes the things we least expect to happen in life turn out to be the best blessings of all. Today I am thanking God, once again, for giving us what we didn't even know we wanted in life. He is a great, big, wonderful God!

50 comments:

Grandma Karen said...

He is such a cute combination of all of the kids!! I know he will come into his own. Take care.
How sweet! This is one of the worst parts about being so far away = (
Love to all!

NeverEnoughTime said...

how adorable!! he is precious! so happy that you are all doing so well!

Liz Friedmann said...

Beautiful baby - born into a beautiful family - and beautiful name. Bless you all.

Veronica said...

So happy for you and your family! God does truly bless those he loves! We are also truly blessed to have Him know what we need and what is needed. There is a security in that thought.

Take care of your little bundle of fun! and take care of yourself too!

ellen said...

Congratulations! I love his name. :)

BT Laurie said...

Congratulations! What a gift!

Carol said...

Congratulations on your newest blessing! What a beautiful, beautiful baby boy you have!

Lauren said...

Ahhhhh, he is just beautiful!!!! Congrats!!!!! :)

Vicky said...

Congratulations, what a beautiful addition to your amazing family. I love the name, so fitting :) God bless you all as you begin this new journey with new baby Teague.

Erika said...

yay!!!!!!!!!!!! huge congrats!!! beautiful name- brings tears to my eyes!!!! (((hugs)))

Katie said...

Welcome, baby Teague! Congratulations to the whole family.

Lulu and the Locket said...

Congratulations, that is fantastic news - what a beautiful boy! You must be sooo happy, wow 7 babies so impressed! xx

PA LaPresti's said...

Congratulations!!!!! He's perfect & gorgeous. So happy for you all. What a wonderful Blessing! :-)

Allison said...

Contratulations!!! Beautiful baby and name!!!!!

Joey&Casey said...

A big hearty congrats to your family!! Your son is absolutely perfect and makes me want another one even though I have a 4 month old right now:). What a miracle a life is indeed!!! Hope you recover quickly!

MelanieL said...

Beautiful baby boy, beautiful mother...congratulations!!!

Keshka said...

I am so happy for you, and I love his name--so special:)

Southern Gal said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful and I love his name.

Deb said...

He is precious! I love the name. I agree, a baby is nothing less than God's handiwork. Even after being a maternal-child nurse for years, I still cry at each and every birth...just because! Rejoicing with you on this special delivery. May love, success and happiness be yours little Teague! Welcome to the world:)

Becca said...

Yah! *goosebumps*

Congratulations!

Sarah said...

Hooray! Welcome, Teague! Congrats, Ferlaaks! He is beautiful! Praise the Lord!

babyrndeb said...

Congratulations!! He is absolutely adorable. You are truly blessed.

jo te raa said...

Amen xxxx

Michelle said...

Congrats!!! He is precious! So happy for your family!

Sara said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful baby. God's blessings upon you all.

Mary Ellen said...

OH he is so cute. I am so happy for the whole family. He looks different in almost every picture so I know he will be fun to watch grow. I am thankful God heard I prayers and you had a wonderful delivery.

Tracy Schmitt said...

Beautiful, beautiful baby and absolutely adore his name...very special. I have no doubt that he already has a special place in your family. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Contratulations! I am so excited and happy for you and your family. The pictures are precious! Happy Birthday Teague! You are blessed to have a wonderful family. God's Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Welcome Home, Teague. Many blessings from New England.

Lisar said...

Congratulations...what a precious thing new life is...and what a beautiful boy...enjoy!! and bleesings to all of you

Kelley said...

Congratulations! He is beautiful!

Christal Miles said...

First,let me say, You look beautiful Jody, and so peacful! Chip looks so happy and proud. I dont think there is a more suitable name.. What a precious lil babe~

Red Door said...

We are rejoicing with you! Congratulations on another beautiful baby! He is adorable. Can't wait to see what Crew thinks of him...

Anonymous said...

Congratulations - he is SOOOO beautiful!!! Amazing name ---God Bless your entire family. Get some rest, girl! Glad to hear the itching is subsiding --- Best Wishes
~karin

Andrea :) said...

Welcome to the world, little one! You have been born into a very special family! Enjoy this wonderful time together! Blessings to you all. :)

Bonnie said...

God is great and may He bless you and your beautiful family with His grace everyday. Congratulations on the newest addition to your sweet family. I love your blog and learn so much from you and I am grateful. BTW, you look so beautiful...how do you do it? :) XOXO

Karey said...

Sending my congrats too! You are so right he does look like your family. Praying relieffor your arms and rest for your body.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the world little Teague.

Congratulations to you all. You look wonderful in that photo Jody!

Love,

Jane

erin said...

congratulations to you and your sweet family jody!

Anita Johnson said...

I've been reading your blog for over a year and I just want to say congratulations on your new little guy. He's beautiful! Thank you for sharing your joy anf faith with us!

Jackie said...

Congratulations, Jody, Chip & your entire family ! Teague is so beautiful. May God continue to bless your family.
With Love, Jackie Carl (Marion, IN)

lisalyn said...

Congratulations on your Blessing!! What a precious name!

Allie in AZ said...

Woo-hoo!! What a handsome little guy!! Oh you are so blessed and I couldn't help but get a little chuckle out of the fact that he took matters into his own hands and arrived without an induction. That is precious and priceless. Enjoy him, he is a treasure. I look forward to watching him grow up via Nitty Gritty. Congratulations!!!!

Madeline said...

He's beautiful! The name is perfect, too. Congratulations to you all!

LaVon Baker said...

Teague is beautiful.
I think your arms were just itching to hold your new son!

Roxanne said...

congratulations on another beautiful baby!!

Jennifer said...

Sweet tiny baby!! Congrats!

Happy for your family!!
love his new name!

Susan said...

I love the name!! So, so fitting and perfect! Just like him!!! Enjoy them...all!!!

*reyanna klein* said...

Yay! Congratulations! He is SO cute! I think he looks like Wyndham when she was a baby! :-) SUCH a cute name too! (You guys are so good at naming!)

And THANK YOU for a side profile pic of you! (I'm the weird woman who emailed you about that... LOL.) Perhaps it wasn't *for* me and just a happy accident, but nonetheless, I will be bringing it in for my stylist! Thank you! :-)

Have a great time with Baby Teague!

Sherri P eh said...

A belated congratulations and welcome to Teague! Beautiful, precious and certainly looks like part of the family! Bless you all!