Meet Eli

Just twelve days ago my wife and I asked for help to adopt a baby boy who was due on the 14th of February. Those that follow us on Facebook and Twitter already know this, but the baby came early.

Little Eli Charles was born on the 5th and today marks his week anniversary being a part of our family. It’s also, ironically, the day he was due! It’s unbelievable how fast all of this happened and how much our lives have changed in last seven days.

The first night was pretty rough. Not much sleep. The realization sinking in that…holy crap…we adopted this baby and he’s now ours forever! We of course have a kid already, but bringing a newborn home makes you realize just how easy it is to take care of a 3-year old.

Since then though…this little bundle of chubby cheeks and sleepiness has squirmed his way right into our hearts and already he feels just like our own.

Here are some frames from the first week.

  • Rick Louie

    You have a beautiful family, Mike! Congrats on Eli!

  • Heath O’Fee

    So cute, man. The whole family looks so happy, and that makes me smile 🙂

  • Eden

    Congrats to you guys, and God bless!

  • Viveca Koh

    Absolutely gorgeous photos Mike – how wonderful to be welcoming Eli to your family 🙂

  • Jesse

    Beautiful images, man. Congrats again. That hair just won’t quit.

  • jina

    I’m so glad I follow your blog so that I could see some of these … for the first time! 😉

  • Chris DeAngelis

    Awesome man! The whole fam looks great! Don’t you love getting on the floor and shooting the baby 🙂 Can’t wait to watch him grow up! Congrats again to you guys!

  • Edith Levy

    Congratulations Mike. You have a beajutiful family and eli is adorable. The shot of the dog made me laugh. Looked like my dog did when we brought kids home…wasn’t too impressed. 🙂

  • Chris Nitz

    These totally had me going “awe” all the way to the very end. Congrats to you and your family. Also, that dog looks sooooo sad in that shot. Think of these long sleepless nights as training for Monsoon season 😉

  • Clif

    What an amazing and inspiring story, Mike. Congratulations and best wishes to you all!

  • Josie

    Such a beautiful little boy! Still can’t believe how fast it all happened! 🙂

  • aaron levy

    Eli is a robust, handsome looking baby bringing bundles of joy to you and your family.

  • murphyz

    Awesome set and awesome family, and those last two shots are just wonderful! Glad it all worked out for you the way it did…I hope you’ve been getting at least a little sleep 🙂

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