Baby Nolan is here!

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He arrived! “Baby Nolan” – as the kids call him – is finally here. He arrived at 5:40pm on Tuesday, September 8th. He weighed a whopping 10 lbs, 3 ounces and was 23 inches long. A record in the Cross household. You guys, I can’t even begin to describe the magic that is happening in my heart right now. I am overwhelmed with love and joy. Nolan completes our family. He really does. Ryan and I are so incredibly lucky that God has given us this responsibility, and we will not let Him down.

Ryan, Nolan and I stayed two nights in the hospital. These two nights are so special to us, just as they were with the other two kids, as it is our time to connect, bond, (recover!) and get to know our newest bundle. I have some of THE BEST memories between those four hospital room walls. Memories that Ryan and I will keep forever and ever. There was laughter until you peed your pants (literally), great conversation, late night pizza runs and some hilarious stories that I’ll keep just between Ryan and I.

Today marks week 1 of Nolan’s life and day two of my maternity leave. Ryan went back to work already (let’s get dads some paternity leave, shall we corporate america?) so it’s just us two all day until the kids and the hubbie come home in the evening. Boy, am I blessed. I get this child all to myself. My heart may just burst with joy.

Thank you for all of your texts, prayers, phone calls, well wishes and messages. We are so grateful for friends & followers like you. Here are a few pictures of Kelsey and Colton meeting their new baby brother for the first time. My father-in-law took these precious snapshots two hours after baby Nolan was born.

I will never (ever, ever, ever) forget this day.