It’s been a little less than a month since I last posted… I hope to normally never have such a gap in my blogging but this time I think we have an excuse and his name is Oliver. That’s right, he FINALLY decided to make his appearance on Wed. Aug. 10th (making his birthday 8-10-11, kinda cool!). After a long, hard labor (that story will hopefully come later) he arrived at 11:36 pm and weighed 6lbs 8oz and was 19″ long. We were so surprised to see that he came out with his daddy’s red hair & fair skin. I say we were surprised b/c we were sure he’d end up the darker more dominate features that every other family member seems to have. But he is his daddy’s boy, even in looks and I love it:) The red hair and fair skin is one of the reasons we decided on Oliver, doesn’t Oliver Tucker just sound so Irish? We’ve loved that name for a long time, it reminds me of the hundreds of rows of olive trees i lived around in South Lebanon and well as Psalm 128 where it talks about your children being Olive Shoots around your table. The name Edward is after my dad, it is his middle name as well, so that’s pretty special too.
Since his birth 3 weeks ago, we have just fallen in love with this little boy. It is amazing to me how I feel that i know him so well and I can’t even have a conversation with him. The times where only his mama can console him are just so special to me. But I also love to see Matt with him. Until Oliver was born, Matt had never changed one diaper and didn’t have much experience with kids at all. It just blesses me to look over and see him reading Babywise or taking care of our son like a pro. He is the best dad already and I love him even more for it.
I will share some of the images I shot while we were at the hospital when i get a chance to upload them, but for now here is a video we put together of Oli’s first week in the world. Oliver also had his first photoshoot when he was just a week old. To see those image click here. Jenna with Red White and Green Photography is the best!
I also go back to work this past weekend by shooting some portraits of a precious little girl named Harper. Stay tuned for a sneak peek of that session coming up maybe even this afternoon…