Holden John Franklin Has Arrived!

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I know it has been a while, but I wanted to pop in to announce that our sweet son Holden John Franklin finally made his appearance at 9:22pm on Wednesday September 28th. He was almost 2 weeks overdue and weighed in at a chunky 9 lbs 5 oz and was almost 21 inches long. We were so excited to finally get meet him! Remembering his first cry still brings me to tears three weeks later.

The name Holden comes from the Australian Car Manufacturer as well as the Literary Character, and seemed to be the perfect merging of both my and Garrett’s interests. His middle name John is for my father, who I was happy to see he definitely resembles, and Garrett’s grandfather. We think his name fits him to a tee!

I had a very eventful labor experience, and an unforgettable delivery (though aren’t they all, I’d imagine?) and I can’t wait to write about it soon. In the meantime we are just adjusting to life as new parents, snuggling our sweet baby, smelling his delightful little newborn head, and saying thank you every day that we got so lucky.

Things we are not really doing: sleeping. Eating nutritious food (hello apple cider donuts in the middle of the night! #breastfeeding) But I guess that can be sort of expected, right? 😛

Hope to be back soon with the birth story, and just to get back to writing more regularly – I miss y’all TERRIBLY. Toward the end of my pregnancy I felt a little superstitious about writing too much. I don’t know where that came from, but it was the main reason for my absence around here. That said, I wanted to say thank you for all of your positive thoughts for us throughout this journey. It’s been an absolute life changer and we are just so incredibly happy (AND TIRED. HAHAHAHAHA)

xo

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14 Responses to Holden John Franklin Has Arrived!

  1. He is perfect. So much love to all of you.

  2. GT says:

    As an Aussie, I’m delighted you went with Holden.

    Time to raid ebay, http://www.ebay.com.au/bhp/holden-baby-clothes

  3. Linda Sand says:

    I think he has more hair than I do! He is, of course, gorgeous.

  4. Scot Herrick says:

    Very happy all are well and happy.
    Nice to see the post!.

  5. Ivonne says:

    Congratulations!!! We are having our first baby(a boy!) in January so I can’t wait to read along!

  6. Amber says:

    He’s so adorable! I’m so happy for you. I can’t wait to read the birth story, miss ya!

  7. Maureen says:

    What wonderful news!! He is the cutest baby ever, that hair! I’m so happy for your little family.

  8. Christy says:

    Congratulations! Holden is a great name for a amazing little guy.

  9. Kristin says:

    He is just beautiful! He looks so wise. Congratulations and I’m glad you are back. I can’t wait to hear about his birth and how things are going for your family. I missed your writing!

  10. Fiona says:

    Congratulations to you all. He is beautiful. I love the Australian connection. (Where I live). We look forward to hearing all the news but take your time. Get your rest! And yay for breastfeeding.

  11. Joy says:

    Congratulations! He is SO precious!

  12. Mallory says:

    My 2 year old’s name is Holden! My stepdad’s last name is Holden, and his first name is John:) I teach English, so it’s a perfect pairing of family and literature!

    Your Holden is quite a cutie!

  13. Sarah K says:

    Yay! So happy to hear the great news. Congratulations and enjoy. Can’t wait to read more.

  14. katie says:

    Congrats! Enjoy that adorable baby 🙂