Privileged. {Minneapolis Children’s Photographer}

They placed him on my chest. Gooey and purple, I still was not sure what to do with him. Do I touch him? Who is this little boy? How do I feel about this? When do I wake up?

I kind of laughed and looked at Luke and said it still felt like I was dreaming. Since October I felt like I was in a dream. Just before I gave birth even I had to look down and try to let it sink in that I was pregnant and going to have a baby.

And then there he was and I was stumped. They took him away and cleared his throat and checked his vitals. And then it hit me.

I missed him.

I wanted him back with me. I needed to have my baby. My little boy. When were they going to bring him back to me? {I am crying a bit now as I write this because I still miss him when he is not with me. As a matter of fact, he is sleeping on my chest now as I type this blog.}

I have spent the last nine months thinking about how I have to go through all the baby trials again. All the diapers and no sleep and chasing around. The idea of all that work again terrified me. But I have met Will now and he is worth everything. I will happily do it all over again for him. My mind has gone from feeling fear over the work to feeling privileged that I get to do the work. Yes, I feel privileged that God gave me another child to love and raise. I am gaga over Will.

William Patrick – Born July 9th – 8lbs. 14 oz. (you feel me, ladies?!) – 20 inches – Wonderful!

I could go on and on about this new special little boy, but I will spare you and get right to some photos. I snapped these images just before we left the hospital. Little Will, less than two days old…

  • July 18, 2010 - 9:12 pm

    Tami Tripp - There is no greater joy than meeting your newborn! I am so glad you are completely in love. He’s beautiful. Congrats to your entire family. I can’t wait to see some pictures with Abe and Bella. I bet they are in love too.

  • July 19, 2010 - 10:08 pm

    Sarah e. - CONGRATULATIONS dear!! I was happy to hear Will had a safe arrival. Look forward to meeting him…

  • August 14, 2010 - 12:15 pm

    Arielle Langhorne - Bravo!!!!! Congrats, what a beautiful boy you have!
    I’m so happy for you and your family, I wish you so much joy and a long and beautiful life to sweet Will. Have you had a minute to photograph him? DO you have more photos, please do share with us.

  • September 17, 2010 - 8:32 pm

    Anita Burg - Congratulations Jessie and Luke! I was so happy to receive your birth announcement today. I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately, thinking that it has been too long since we saw you, and then when I got the birth announcement I realized that it really has been TOO LONG!! I didn’t even know you were expecting!!

    He is certainly a beautiful little boy. I hope to keep in touch better from now on!

    from the Burgs
    (can you believe that Kaia attends Edina High School now?)

  • November 20, 2010 - 12:52 am

    libbie - Hi there! I was just missing ya so I wanted to stop by! WOW!!! Is Will ever GORGEOUS!!! I am feeling a little worried too as this pregancy is flying by & I am not ready..FOUR? What ever was I thinking :) But I look forward to meeting this little bugger so I can feel that intense love you have for Will & know in that moment that it WAS the right decision…& that this baby will be as you said, a gift, a blessing :) Love hearing all that love in your voice as I read how you miss him when he is not with you! I know that feeling so well :) Take Care Jess!

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