Baby/ Behind The Butter

Meet Grayson Allen Beaugh


Grayson Allen Beaugh has arrived!

Born on his due date, May 14th, at 9:17pm, weighing 9 lbs and measuring 21.5 inches. A big baby, indeed, much to everyone’s surprise!

Thank you everyone for your prayers and well wishes. We are both healthy and happy — praise God!




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  • Brandi Morgan
    May 18, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Beautiful…just beautiful. Blessings to you and your new family of 3. πŸ™‚ God bless….


  • Tara
    May 18, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Amazing news! Congratulations!!!! Love his name and he’s so precious!!!!

  • Chase
    May 18, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Congratulations Jenna!!

  • Mare
    May 18, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Congrats! He is beautiful!

  • Sana
    May 18, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Congrats!! So precious!

  • DeniseB
    May 18, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Congratulations! He is so beautiful!!!

  • Emma
    May 18, 2014 at 6:31 pm


  • Jenna | The Eighty Twenty
    May 18, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Congrats!!! I am so happy for you and Adam – he’s beautiful. The Eighty Twenty has a great section of motherhood posts you might love.

  • Bev
    May 18, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Congratulations to you both !

  • Trisha
    May 18, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Congratulations! He is perfect! πŸ™‚

  • Rachel
    May 18, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    He is SO adorable!! Congrats mama!

  • victoria
    May 18, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful boy!

  • Michelle (The Runner's Plate)
    May 18, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Yes, praise God for a healthy baby and mamma! Congrats, and I can’t wait to hear more. πŸ™‚

  • Jessica @My Healthy Passion
    May 18, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy!!!!! He is just perfect! : )

  • sharon
    May 18, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Congratulations Jenna and Adam!!! Grayson is amazing! Love the name!

  • Elizabeth
    May 18, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Congrats!!! Such a beautiful picture of you two!

  • Kaara
    May 18, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Congratulations!! What a beautiful first photo!

  • Robin
    May 18, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Congratulations! What a beautiful baby πŸ™‚

  • Linda
    May 18, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Nothing better than holding your newborn for the first time! Truly a blessing from God!! Savor your new family~!

  • Jessica [The Novice Chef]
    May 18, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Congratulations Jenna! He’s simply precious!!

  • Jackie
    May 18, 2014 at 7:16 pm


  • Ashley
    May 18, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Congrats! πŸ™‚

  • Wendy mecke
    May 18, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    God bless! Happy baby, hAppy Momma!

  • Alyssa
    May 18, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    He is so handsome! Congratulations on your new family! Love the name πŸ™‚


  • Charles
    May 18, 2014 at 7:47 pm


  • Angela
    May 18, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Congratulations!! He is absolutely beautiful! Xo

  • Jojo @ RunFastEatLots
    May 18, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Congratulations! What an adorable baby πŸ™‚

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    May 18, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Congrats, Jenna! Thanks for taking the time to post and I wish you all nothing but the best!!!!!! πŸ™‚

  • Alex
    May 18, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Long-time reader-but-not-much-of-a-commenter here! Just wanted to say CONGRATS!
    Many well wishes of happiness and health are being sent your family’s way!

  • Kelly R.
    May 18, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Congratulations! You look so happy! And what a healthy looking baby!

  • Matt Robinson
    May 18, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    What a beautiful little boy!! You are so blessed and so is Grayson. Our new little dude is due in a week and we are so excited.

  • Janet
    May 18, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Congratulations!!! He’s beautiful!!! Love the name- Grayson Allen Beaugh. Enjoy this time with your little family.

  • Amanda
    May 18, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Congratulations!! He is beautiful. Hope you are recovering well and enjoying lots of cuddles!!

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun
    May 18, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Congrats!!!! He is precious!

  • Alison
    May 18, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    He’s gorgeous!!!! Congratulations and many blessings to you.

  • Laura
    May 18, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Congratulations on your very sweet boy!

  • Kate
    May 18, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    He is just perfect. Congratulations and blessings to you both! Savor this time!!

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    May 18, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Aw! Such a sweetheart! Congratulations, Grayson is beautiful πŸ™‚ XOXO

  • Anneline
    May 18, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Congratulations to you both!

  • Grandma Honey
    May 18, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Praise God indeed. SO happy for you all and can’t wait to hear more about him. xoxo

  • deirdre
    May 18, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Congratulations, he is beautiful. Big babies are the best, they eat well, sleep well and those rolls are so cute.

  • Sarah
    May 18, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    He’s so cute:) And you are glowing…congrats my dear!!! Happy and Healthy- the best way to be:)

  • Janelle
    May 18, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Many, many blessings!

  • Teri
    May 18, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    He’s adorable, Jenna! Congratulations to you and DH! Happy Birthday, Grayson!

  • Diana
    May 18, 2014 at 9:32 pm


  • dishing up the dirt
    May 18, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Congratulations!!! He is absolutely wonderful. XO

  • Alexandra Aimee
    May 18, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Congratulations Jenna! You look so happy πŸ™‚ As a long time reader this makes me so happy for you!!

    Alexandra Aimee

  • Austin
    May 18, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Congrats to you and Adam!

  • Debbie B
    May 19, 2014 at 1:46 am

    He’s beautiful! Congrats on a beautiful, healthy baby boy! You look so happy & radiant ????

  • Debbie B
    May 19, 2014 at 1:46 am

    Just commented was supposed to be a smiley face not ???? Lol

  • Kay
    May 19, 2014 at 2:04 am

    Congratulations, Jenna and Adam! When you told me months ago that your due date was May 14, I thought, “Nah, the baby won’t have the same birthday as Anna!” But I am so glad that our first borns share the same birthday! πŸ™‚ So happy to meet you Grayson!! oxox

  • carol
    May 19, 2014 at 2:18 am

    Congratulations to you, your husband and Grayson. He is handsome for sure!

  • danielle
    May 19, 2014 at 3:00 am

    woohoo! (I just confessed to my husband this weekend I was stalking a food blog for a baby announcement. =) congrats on pushing out a 9# baby. (in my experience, the boppy makes a great donut to sit on.) enjoy the snuggling and hope the feeding adventure is going really well!!!!

  • Emily @ Fit as a Mother...
    May 19, 2014 at 3:09 am

    Congrats!! Too cute. Now rest! πŸ™‚

  • Gina G
    May 19, 2014 at 3:12 am

    Huge congrats to you and your husband!!!<3

  • Krista
    May 19, 2014 at 3:27 am

    So adorable!! Good work and enjoy : )

  • Amber
    May 19, 2014 at 3:36 am

    He was right on time. Congratulations on the big boy. Looks like you fed him well on the inside πŸ™‚ Hoping recovery and nursing is going well for you both.

  • emily
    May 19, 2014 at 3:37 am

    Congratulations to you, and happy Birth Day to Grayson!

  • Kari Routledge
    May 19, 2014 at 3:42 am

    Beautiful! How exciting! My baby boy just turned 21. Enjoy!! I can really see your husband in him!

  • Ciara Attwell (@MyFussyEater)
    May 19, 2014 at 4:01 am

    Congratulations. He’s gorgeous!

  • Lisa O
    May 19, 2014 at 4:11 am

    Huge congratulations, what a beautiful boy! And you’re one of the very lucky 5% to deliver on your due date, he’s going to be a good one for sure πŸ™‚
    Thrilled for you, hope you enjoy all the first moments and don’t worry, we all have to go through the training to get them to sleep soundly at night rather than day time. I had to wake my daughter, which felt so unnatural, but it paid off with her being a great night sleeper after a few days!
    Best of luck, enjoy all those freezer meals and newborn snuggles of course!

  • Amelia
    May 19, 2014 at 4:25 am

    So blessed! Congratulations to you, Adam, and the entire family. πŸ™‚

  • Molly
    May 19, 2014 at 4:53 am

    Perfect baby.
    Great name.

  • Kelly
    May 19, 2014 at 4:57 am


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    May 19, 2014 at 5:20 am


  • DessertForTwo
    May 19, 2014 at 5:22 am

    Congrats! Sending y’all lots of love πŸ™‚ xo

  • Rita
    May 19, 2014 at 5:23 am

    Congratulations! Such a beautiful baby and he is so blessed to have such wonderful parents.

  • Amy
    May 19, 2014 at 5:24 am

    He is beautiful! And looks JUST like your husband. Congratulations!

    • Melissa
      May 19, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      He definitely looks JUST LIKE Adam! Congratulations!! I have been a lurker for years but had to come out of lurkdom to say Congrats and welcome to motherhood πŸ™‚

  • Anne Weber-Falk
    May 19, 2014 at 5:27 am

    Happy birthday baby and happy life to all of you! You are the first baby that I know of that was born on his actual due date. How about that.

  • RenΓ©e
    May 19, 2014 at 5:31 am

    Congrats to you and your husband on a healthy boy. I’ve been a reader since you lived in Florida, and it’s wonderful to see you find such happiness. As I write, my five-week-old is asleep in my arms, so I know the joy of babies (my 2nd boy). Enjoy your little guy. And if I may, know that if nursing is at all difficult in the early days, it does get better within 2 weeks. Took longer w my second to sort itself out, which was exhausting and painful… But you do come out on the other side eventually. Take care. Cheers. XO

  • Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner
    May 19, 2014 at 5:37 am

    Welcome to the world, Baby Grayson! Hope you and mama are doing well.

  • Ilana
    May 19, 2014 at 5:51 am

    He is absolutely gorgeous! So glad all went well. Congratulations.

  • Kate
    May 19, 2014 at 5:56 am

    Congrats!! He’s adorable — he looks so much like his dad!

  • Fancy
    May 19, 2014 at 6:08 am

    He is beautiful! Congratulations Jenna! Xo

  • Pam
    May 19, 2014 at 6:10 am

    Aww congratulations!!!
    He is adorable and precious!! So happy for you πŸ™‚

  • Shannon D'J
    May 19, 2014 at 6:12 am

    Congratulations Jenna and Adam! Children are a gift from the Lord. (Psalm 127:3) So excited that Grayson arrived safely and that both momma and baby are doing well. As I’m six months pregnant with my first child, I have loved reading your baby updates, Jenna. Please keep us posted as you all adjust to life as a family of three. Congratulations again!

  • Patty Pinto Bean
    May 19, 2014 at 6:12 am

    Way to go!! Congrats!! I had a 9 pound baby as well…a girl! Being a Mom is the best!

  • Ellie
    May 19, 2014 at 6:17 am

    Congratulations! What a doll! Though, I must admit, I’m jealous! I was due the 12th and I’m STILL pregnant! Enjoy your little guy. πŸ™‚

  • SarahRS
    May 19, 2014 at 6:18 am


  • Valerie
    May 19, 2014 at 6:40 am

    congratulations! he is so adorable and you look amazing πŸ™‚

  • Christina (Sisters Running the Kitchen)
    May 19, 2014 at 6:45 am

    beautiful! congrats! glad you are all happy and healthy and safe!

  • Karen
    May 19, 2014 at 6:46 am

    How wonderful….the little guy is beyond adorable and you look radiant in all of your birthing glory! Many congrats to you and Adam…enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!

  • erin @hooleywithaz
    May 19, 2014 at 6:50 am

    so so happy for you three(!). and i can’t believe that your petite little self delivered a 9-pound baby! i’m proud of you and i don’t even know you! he is perfectly squishy and i wish all the blessings on you all.

  • Emily
    May 19, 2014 at 6:54 am

    I am so happy to see this news! Brightens my Monday morning. Enjoy these special first days with your little guy

  • Lily
    May 19, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Congratulations! You both look so happy.

  • jenn
    May 19, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Congrats! Look at all that hair πŸ™‚

  • Meredith
    May 19, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Gorgeous; both you and sweet Grayson! Enjoy his snuggles, his smell, and his sweetness. So very happy for you!

  • Cathy
    May 19, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Congratulations! He’s beautiful!

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs
    May 19, 2014 at 7:13 am


  • Beverly Aragon
    May 19, 2014 at 7:28 am

    Blessings and congratulations to you and Adam!!! What a doll you’ve got there πŸ™‚

  • Chand
    May 19, 2014 at 7:39 am

    A big beautiful boy! Big babies make healthy babies…and they sleep through the night earlier. So happy for all of you.

  • Shawna
    May 19, 2014 at 7:47 am

    congratulations, Jenna! he’s beautiful and i love the name. God bless your new little family!

  • Catalina @ Baby on Board
    May 19, 2014 at 7:57 am

    OMG so cute! Congrats!

  • Poetesswug (Deb)
    May 19, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Welcome to the world, Grayson Allen!! ? By the time you grow up enough to notice, I hope the whole earth will be the paradise it was meant to be, and that you will be happy in it!! :-]

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    May 19, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Congratulations Jenna! He is absolutely gorgeous!!

  • Gennin
    May 19, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Congratulations to all of you! What a sweet baby boy πŸ˜‰

  • clare @ fitting it all in
    May 19, 2014 at 8:40 am

    congratulations! you have a beautiful and punctual baby:)

  • Sarah
    May 19, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Gorgeous! Both of you. Many many congratulations

  • Leigh Anne
    May 19, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Yay! So happy for you! Big congrats on a sweet baby boy! Blessing indeed!

  • Kellsey Ruppel
    May 19, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Congratulations!! He is beautiful! LOVE the name…we welcomed Grayson Griffith in October πŸ™‚ Hope you are all doing well!

  • Danielle
    May 19, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Congrats! He is beautiful and I love the name Grayson.

  • sarah
    May 19, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Congratulations!!!!!!! Can’t wait to hear the birth story!
    Boys are the best :o)

  • Heather
    May 19, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Beautiful!!! Congratulations!!

  • Natalie
    May 19, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Congratulations!! What a beautiful baby! Enjoy!

  • Christina
    May 19, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Congratulations on your new bundle of joy!

  • glamhealthblog
    May 19, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Gorgeous baby!! So happy for you!

  • Elisabeth
    May 19, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Congratulations! So surprised at his weight – a big, healthy boy πŸ˜‰ (who shares my birthday!)

  • Lauren
    May 19, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Congratulations to you all!

  • Kate
    May 19, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Congratulations! πŸ™‚

  • Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork
    May 19, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Was following along on social media. Congrats again! You look so, so happy in your picture!

  • Christina @ Every Little Thing She Does
    May 19, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Congratulations, Beaugh family!!!!

  • Leslie
    May 19, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Congratulations!!! God Bless your family!

  • Michelle
    May 19, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Wonderful news! Congratulations. πŸ™‚

  • Tia
    May 19, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Awwww! Hooray! Congratulations to you and your husband!

  • erin moffitt
    May 19, 2014 at 11:34 am

    congratulations!!! he is such a cutie. i pray your first days adjusting at home have gone smoothly! xo

  • Diane @ Life of Di.
    May 19, 2014 at 11:41 am

    You are glowing and look so beautiful! Congrats!

  • Amy
    May 19, 2014 at 11:54 am

    He is gorgeous! Congratulations to you & Adam! Enjoy your first days as a family of 3 <3

  • Lisa L
    May 19, 2014 at 11:57 am

    He’s adorable and you look beautiful!! Congratulations to your family! What a blessing!

  • Megan
    May 19, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Congratulations you guys!

  • Tami
    May 19, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Yay – I have a Grayson too – Congrats!!
    He’s an adorable little (big!) guy who already knows the importance of being on time.
    Oh, that face and those chunky arm folds…enjoy every minute Mommy!
    How do you look so amazing after just giving birth??

  • Dorothy Li
    May 19, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!! You’re both beautiful πŸ™‚

  • Jill
    May 19, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Congratulations! I know you and Adam are over the moon. I’m so happy for the both of you. I love the name, Grayson.

  • Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
    May 19, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Absolutely precious. Huge congratulations!! May God grant you abundant blessings on the journey ahead!

  • neurosciency
    May 19, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    congratulations and many blessings!

  • Jordan
    May 19, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Congratulations!! What an incredible blessing. πŸ™‚ I’m so happy for you and Adam!

  • Maryz
    May 19, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Congrats! He is beautiful!

  • Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts
    May 19, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    He is absolutely beautiful!! Congratulations!!

  • Julie
    May 19, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Congrats! What a gorgeous baby!

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking
    May 19, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Such a happy, happy time for you and your family! He’s beautiful – congratulations!!

  • Jessica
    May 19, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    My son was born on his due date too. πŸ™‚ Happy that mama and baby are both well. Congratulations!

  • Roma
    May 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Congratulations to you and Adam! What a precious baby. Wishing you and your family all the best.

  • Gwyn
    May 19, 2014 at 3:11 pm

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

  • erin m.
    May 19, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Congratulations! He’s beautiful!

  • Clare
    May 19, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Congratulations!! Welcome to the world Baby Grayson!!

  • Jennifer
    May 19, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Congratulations! He is just beautiful. I love his name.

  • Lisa
    May 19, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Aaaw so glad you are both healthy!

  • SarahN
    May 19, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Congratulations! He is absolutely darling!

  • Carla
    May 19, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    AwwWWwwWWww yay congratulations!!!

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
    May 19, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Congratulations!! You look radiant-and he’s already such a cute little chubster!

  • Kitchen Mommy
    May 19, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Congratulations, congratulations! So happy for you and glad that everything went well. Can’t wait to hear about your first weeks of motherhood. It’s a journey!

  • Kere
    May 19, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    He’s beautiful!!

  • Mrs. O
    May 19, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    These first photos always make me cry:) precious is new life! Congratulations! What a blessing you have in your son!

  • Katie
    May 19, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Long time reader, just wanted to say congratulations!! My first son was born on his due date and was 9 lbs also, it took me right back to that moment. Enjoy! And he’s a lucky baby, he will eat well (when he is actually into solids that is).

  • Sarah K
    May 19, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Congratulations! He’s beautiful!

  • Amy Walters, A DESIGN DOCK
    May 19, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Congratulations Jenna (and Adam)!

  • Rachael
    May 20, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Congratulations!!! He’s perfect!

  • Emily @ Life on Food
    May 20, 2014 at 3:23 am

    Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you and your family. Enjoy every second!

  • Jacob (Vitopure)
    May 20, 2014 at 3:46 am

    He is so cute.:):)

  • Jess
    May 20, 2014 at 5:50 am

    Congratulations!! Your baby, Grayson is absolutely precious. Best wishes! Enjoy this special time.

  • Lauren
    May 20, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Congratulations! He is precious. I love the name – my son has the same middle name. πŸ™‚

  • Marisa Toomey
    May 20, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Congratulations! He is beautiful! πŸ™‚

  • Leah
    May 20, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Congrats Jenna!! He’s a beauty!!

  • Shannon @ A Dash of Sparkle
    May 20, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Congratulations to the whole family! He’s a cutie!

  • Heather Michelle @ A Sweet Simple Life
    May 20, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Congrats to the whole family! Grayson is adorable and you look radiant in that picture! There is nothing quite like the moment you hold your baby for the first time. :.)

  • Tiffany
    May 20, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    How precious! Welcome to your sweet son, and congratulations!

  • Sarah
    May 20, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Yay! I’m glad he didn’t make you wait too long. Congratulations, friend!

  • Tess @ Tips on Life & Love
    May 20, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Awe, I love his name. Did you name him after a relative or something?

  • Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)
    May 20, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Congratulations, Jenna! So happy for you and your family. It’s been a fun journey watching your pregnancy. What a beautiful outcome.

  • Charlotte
    May 20, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Congrats!! Beautiful! I had a 9lb 13oz baby last year on May 14th! Was a surprise how huge he was! Don’t ever feel like you will break a big baby though!! Enjoy!

  • Tracey
    May 20, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Congratulations!!! He is beautiful!!!

  • Sarah (The Simple Dietitian)
    May 20, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    He’s adorable!!! So happy for you!! πŸ˜€

  • Luv What You Do
    May 20, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Congrats Mama!

  • Jenb
    May 20, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Congratulations on a beautiful son and welcome to motherhood! I am thinking of you as you near the one week mark. I hope and pray that you are acclimating well into this new stage. This time is wonderful but difficult, exhilarating but exhausting, full of new life and yet lonely at times. Those hormones can knock you around quite a bit those first few (or several) weeks. Eat well, drink lots, and take naps.

  • Kat
    May 20, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    First time commenter, long time reader. Just wanted to say Congratulations, this will singularly be the most amazing thing you will ever do, the hardest, the easiest, the best!

    Welcome to the beautiful baby boy!

  • Lindsey
    May 21, 2014 at 5:48 am

    Congratulations, Beaugh Family!! He’s precious! Enjoy every second!

  • becca
    May 21, 2014 at 11:39 am

    He’s just perfect – Congratulations!

  • Stephanie
    May 21, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Congrats!! So adorable!

  • Sam @ The Second Lunch
    May 21, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    My birthday too! What a great day to come into the world πŸ™‚

  • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
    May 22, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Congrats on both you and Grayson being healthy and happy!

  • Susan
    May 22, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Congratulations — he’s beautiful! An epidural made it possible for me to survive 20 hours of hallucination-inducing pain during labor. You know what they said about the best laid plans. All that matters in the end is that you are both fine.

  • Colleen
    May 22, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Oh yeah, epidurals are one of the best things on earth! I am so relieved to hear you got it even thought they were supposed to turn you down! And don’t worry – breastfeeding gets much better, too. The first week is the hardest! Double breastpumps are outstanding! Would love to hear about your childcare situation down the line once the grandmommys go home and you work from home. But for now, prayers for a healthy and happy beginning to life!

  • Lena
    May 22, 2014 at 11:41 pm


  • Emily
    May 23, 2014 at 4:00 am

    Congrats! I wanted do avoid an epidural also, but with both of my deliveries, contractions were incredibly painful/frequent, despite that fact that I was dialating extremely slowly. It wasn’t until I agreed to an epidural that I was able to relax and began to dialate quite quickly. I had been so worried an epidural was going to ‘stall’ my labor, but it turns out the opposite was true!

    Since I know you’d like more children, I’ll tell you that each recovery gets easier. I was in a fair amount of pain after our first, but with our second child I was back at the playground the first day I got home from the hospital! I joked with my girlfriends I felt like an elephant, no time to lie down, just got to keep moving.

  • Amanda
    May 24, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Yayyy!!! Congratulations. We had similar stories. I went a long while with out an epi and was really happy I got one.

  • Jennie @themessybakerblog
    May 27, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    He’s so handsome. Congrats!