Saturday, November 15, 2008

At Last...


CRUZ CANNON CHRISTENSEN
11/04/2008 7lbs. 2oz. and 19" long.

Starting to wonder where I have disappeared to? He is finally here!I was induced on November 4th -- Election Day! The doctor broke my water around 8:30am, but Cruz was way too cozy in there and didn't actually arrive until 3:45pm. I decided to go natural again (without an epidural) and this is the only time that I was wishing I hadn't -- OUCH! But he is SO worth it. We are blissfully happy! Bella and Cole absolutely adore him. Cole can't get over how tiny he is and is constantly poking him, "Look at his tiny ears! Look at his tiny eyes! He is so cute!" And Bella is already my biggest helper... She is such a mother hen - holding him whenever I am not. It is precious!

**Picture taken by Becky Kimball - she is AMAZING! :) Thanks again Becks!

30 comments:

Whitney said...

Steph!!! I am so happy for you! he is ADORABLE! i cant wait to come hold him! let me know if you need anything! Sorry i didn't make it with Bree to the hospital! You know i was there in spirit!!! Love you lots and am so glad he is here! PS You are wonder woman. NO MEDS! I would have to be In a serious coma to not get the meds, but good for you!!! third times a charm!!! XOXO

Sarah & Ty said...

ADORABLE!!!!!!!! And what a cute name. Congrats! I heard you were already out Steph...way to be!

Jon, Ashley and Lily said...

Oh you guys! He is so adorable. I just can't wait to come and see this new little addition. Ash and I will need to come and stop by and pay a visit soon. We will call before hand of course :)

Love all 5 of you. Wow... 5 of you. That is a lot!

Love,

Jon

Palmer Family said...

What a handsome boy. I just love boys. There is something about them. Congratulations!!!

Johnson said...

AMEN! Finally a picture of the baby and an updated blog!!! So obsessed with that child..keep the pictures comin-he's man candy. YUM!

j. call said...

Congratulations. I was wondering if you had had him. So happy things went well. He is adorable. We miss you guys in our ward. You should come visit.

Tishele said...

Welcome beautiful Cruz to the world and to an amazing family!! Hope to meet you sometime soon...
Hope Stephanie, you are recovering well with the help of your mini-me Bella! Please give my love to McKay~

Broadbent Family said...

Oh Steph!! He is too precious. I HAVE to come over and see him in person...so sad the first time is on your blog! Thanks for posting this picture though--it is really the most gorgeous picture. It was fun to see you last week--you look awesome! love you.

martha corinna said...

I've been waiting anxiously for this post!
He is a beauty, but what can you expect! I'm glad everything went well.
Let's have dinner soon (Norah asks me everyday).

J-Lee said...

Look at my chubby little nephew. So proud. He is looking so comfortable and cozy all wrapped up...love him so much, and love you guys so much too.

Juffy

bstoutfamily said...

Congratulations!! He is SO precious!! Wow, I can't believe you have 3!! How fun...and we are so happy for your cute family!! :)

Karen Scoffield said...

Yeah! I have been checking everyday. He is adorable. Can't wait to see him in person. Congrats!

Brooke said...

He's beautiful. Congrats!

The Vigh Household said...

Congrats Steph and McKay! Once again, you have left a beautiful footprint on the world. He's gorgeous.

Kelie said...

He is absolutely precious! I cannot wait to meet him! I hope you are doing well! I love you!!! miss you!!! xoxoxo

Johnson said...

yay for baby cruzy!!! The most perfect baby alive-so happy he is finally here. In fact I'm missing his cute little face at the moment. Love you guys so much and can't wait for cruzy and ellie to be bestest friends.xoxo

Ash said...

Absolutely beautiful Steph. His is so precious. I love this picture too. How neat that Bella is your helper....wonderful. I saw your sweet sister in law Stacie yesterday. We have a mutual friend. Joanna Larsen. Anyways, I hope all is well. Have Cole come play. I can pick him up from challenger one day and bring him up, if they will let me. Your simply amazing going natural. What a women!! Love ya.

The Zeediks said...

Congrats to you and your family. He is so so so sweet and handsome! I wish I could meet him. Love and miss you so much! xoxoxoxox
p.s. can't believe you have 3 kids!

THE REBER FAMILY said...

Steph, Its your cousin missy! Congrats on your 3rd baby (man...when did we grow up?) My little boys middle name is cannon too! SOO cute. But you and Mckay pretty much have ultra cute genes!

DowDell Family said...

Steph.

He is gorgeous! Way to go! Did I tell you he was one day off of my Coopers birthday? November 3rd. Dang it! 3 weeks old today! Are you feeling good? Getting any sleep? Just remember that this no sleep stage passes and all too fast! I actually jealous, cause I love the newborns! Love and miss ya!

J-Lee said...

That picture is too much. He's Coley's twin!!! Love you guys.

christensen crew said...

Little Cruzie has the cutest little face I have ever seen! I Love him. I need some cruz time....Love you guys.

sharchavira said...

Congrats! Congrats! He is so tiny and sweet! Makes me want to get mine out of the oven :) I'm so happy for you. Take care!

Lisanne Lee said...

Oh I just love him! Can't wait to hold him close today. Happy Thanksgiving...again. hee hee. I love our mom.

Keelee & Jackson said...

Oh Steph... he is beautiful, I can't even stand it! Can't wait to see him in person. Congrats!!

bstoutfamily said...

Hey Steph, just wondering if I could get your address...good ol' Christmas cards!! If you want you can email it to me at jstout9811@yahoo.com! I am curious to know how it is with 3? Miss you all!!! :)

Tate Family said...

Oh my darling, precious!!!! I LOVE the hair...BEAUTIFUL Steph...
p.s. you are amazing!!! I for sure, would have given in!!!

Nick and Sabrina Zurcher said...

SO cute! Congrats!

Bryce and Brit said...

He is adorable!! I can't wait to see him. I hope you are bringing him on Thursday! Brit

ryan and melissa said...

Steph- Congrats! He is very handsome- look at all that hair! We just had our first about a week ago- what an amazing experience being a mommy is! Hope all is well.