Life: He’s Here!

December 9, 2014


And then there were three.

On Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 12.23am we went from a family of two to a family of three. We were blessed with a smooth and not-so-terrible labor and delivery…and if you can believe it – after about five minutes of pushing, this guy showed up and we were immediately in love.

Markus is a sweet baby who loves eating and hates bath time. He likes it when I sing silly songs and loves laying on his dad’s chest. When he’s hungry he starts chewing on my face, which is probably my favorite thing ever. He seems to have night confused with day, which makes for a very tired mommy – but who can be mad at that face. Not me.

While I stare at these cheeks, I’ll still be blogging away with a ton of projects that I completed before Markus was born. I’m also working on lots of new content for the new year.

Thanks to all of you who’ve sent me sweet messages of congratulations and checked in on me throughout my pregnancy. If you are interested in the occasional baby pic, you can always find me on Instagram for some gratuitous baby cuteness.


109 thoughts on “He’s Here!”

  1. Congratulations! My husbands name is also Markus and he is the best man in the whole world – a very good choice 🙂
    Have fun an enjoy a lot of lovely moments ♥

  2. SO happy for you!! He’s the sweetest and I’m glad you had such a smooth experience, that’s so cool! Thank you for the update and all the best to the three of you from over the pond! Nina

  3. Markus is beautiful, just like his parents. What a blessed wonder you have there. Glad the delivery wasn’t too distressing. Congrats.

  4. Oh my goodness, he is sooo beautiful!! congrats to you and your hubby, love his puckered lips! Bet you’ll be kissing all over him all day long 🙂

  5. A Super Duper Congrats to both of YOU! I was wondering when your bundle of joy was going to bless this world with his presence…and now he has. Enjoy every moment and you’ll soon find that’s not some cliche…He is Adorably Cute <3

  6. Congratulations! He is absolutely perfect and beautiful! Welcome to the blessed world of mommyhood! I believe he’s your most special little project to date!

  7. Oh Amber he is so precious! Congratulations to you and your husband!! Thanks for sharing his cute little picture – he looks like he’s giving kisses! Wish you all the best – and that you’ll find time for rest!

  8. Good heavens girl, you make gorgeous babies! He is so cute and that pucker of his makes me think he’ll be a heartbreaker later. So happy for you! As my youngest was 12 lbs and is now 6ft 5″ tall and 37 yes old, enjoy him while he’s little, they sure don’t stay that way.

  9. What a beautiful baby! Not a surprise though. I’d love to munch on those cheeks. Oh my. May you have some rest and peace while loving him sooooo much.

  10. Yay for you! Looks like a pretty precious Christmas present. Enjoy (it goes by fast, really it does) and may he give you the best Christmas present… by sleeping through the night sooner rather than later.

  11. Hi Amber, longtime lurker here but this news definitely requires a check-in.

    Congrats on beautiful baby Markus. Hmm, you’ll now be crafting in one hand while feeding a baby with the other.

    Such a sweet little face. Enjoy and happy holidays to the three of you.

  12. Oh yeah, that little face put an instant smile on my face. How cute! Those cheeks! And those lips! (How many people try for those lips when taking their “selfies” – he’s got it all naturally! ha ha) Congrats to Mom and Dad.

  13. Awwwwww! What an adorable and handsome little man! Congratulations Amber to you and your family! You’re gonna LOVE being a mommy. Babies bring so much joy into your lives. Those juicy cheeks are definitely for kissing! 🙂

  14. OMG! What cuteness! He is SO very beautiful! What a wonderful Christmas gift for you and your husband… Enjoy him! They grow way too quickly! Congratulations & much happiness to the three of you!

  15. OMG. He’s the most cuttest thing ever (besides my two girls, of course)!
    Congratulations to you and kisses to little Markus from Portugal.

  16. Markus is the best present for the holidays I’m sure! Enjoy getting to know the little one and have fun with motherhood…

  17. He is beautiful. Love the name. And those lips. Congratulations! I know you’ve heard it before, BUT, when baby sleeps, so should mom. He will hopefully get the sleeping time adjusted around. Just takes awhile. What a wonderful early Christmas Gift!

  18. Aww, what a cutie–congratulations! As a mom of 2 boys, I have to say I don’t think they like taking baths until they hit their teens, haha 🙂

  19. Congrats! Congrats! Congrats! Super excited for you and thanks for sharing your projects. I love looking at them for inspiration. God bless!!!

  20. Carol, from Alberta Canada, here to congratulate you on your best creation EVER! He’s a gem! A lucky boy to have you and your husband as his mommy and daddy! Enjoy every. single. moment!

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