The Family Hat: Colton has arrived!

My son is here! Colton Nicholas arrived on Monday, December 3 at 1:35pm. He was born 9lbs, 5.4 ounces and 21 inches. A big boy, indeed!

Big sister Kelsey is loving her new role. Immediately, she gravitated to Colton and showered him with kisses. I’ll never forget her expression as she entered the hospital room: her face lit up with joy! It’s truly magical to watch her be so gentle with him. We are blessed beyond belief.

To all of the nurses at Scottsdale/ Shea Hospital (especially Jerri) thank you so much! You made our labor experience very comfortable and enjoyable! We were induced at 41 weeks and spent three days at this hospital. We saw many nurses and have to say, Jerri, was the best. She was truly amazing.

















December 3 is a day we will never forget. Colton, my dear son, welcome to the world and welcome into our family. We will love you forever and always, you are truly a dream baby. So calm, so cool, so collected – you are clearly your father’s son.

Your sister came into this world with much more to say (screaming at the top of her lungs) and so far, you have been taking to your doctor’s appointments like a champion. Your energy actually helps me calm down in stressful situations. Level headed already, just like your daddy.

When Papa asked Kelsey what her favorite part of seeing Colton for the first time was, she responded with, “When they made his feet black” (she loved when the nurses took his footprints). She also recently patted my stomach and said, “Mom, do you have another Colton in there?”

No. thank. you. Mom is hanging up her pregnancy hat … for a while.

9 thoughts on “The Family Hat: Colton has arrived!

  1. Ha! Baylor asked me the same thing. We had to have the talk about how it’s not nice to ask people, especially Grandma AND Grandpa when their baby is coming out….just gorgeous! Can’t wait to meet him.