The Macs

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

levi {one week}

We brought Levi home last Monday and it has been freezing cold here in Kansas ever since.



We have spent most of our time at home so far, trying to keep warm--holding Levi as much as we can and trying to soak up every minute.



Levi has been such a good baby. We are spoiled. He has been doing lots of sleeping and eating. He is even sleeping pretty good at night. I am still trying to get used to changing a little boy's diaper--so different from girls. I have ended up in the middle of a few big messes!


My mom stayed with us the first few nights to help with Levi. It was so nice to get a little extra sleep. Thanks mom! As you can see little Levi has worn us all out!


On Friday morning we woke up to a freezing house. Our heater wouldn't turn back on. We stayed in bed most of the morning and tried to stay warm while Joel got someone to come out and look at it. Thankfully it was fixable, but we decided to venture out into the cold and get some lunch while the house warmed back up.


We took Levi to one of our favorite places for some greasy burgers and fries. Yum! It was nice to get out of the house for a little while.







Levi is sweet, sweet, sweet. While the past week has been emotional as we transition again, we are so thankful for this little man. I was hoping to get these pictures posted on Saturday (when he was actually a week old), but we have been too busy getting to know our little Levi. We are enjoying every minute with him!

230 Comments:

Anonymous Darby said...

Jess... He's so incredibly beautiful! I haven't commented in a long while but I've been thinking of you and rejoicing with y'all!! Praise the Lord for this precious, precious gift!!

January 12, 2010 at 4:21 PM  
Blogger Joyce said...

Well he is just precious. So happy for you. Enjoy getting to know your little man : )

January 12, 2010 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger Kristine Hanson said...

love the pic of your hubs and mom, sums up how everyone feels after a new baby...thanks for sharing your story with all of us

January 12, 2010 at 4:23 PM  
Blogger Farris Family said...

What a Blessing! He is beautiful!
Every Good And Perfect Gift Is From Above! Praise God!

January 12, 2010 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger susy said...

God Bless you all. May he give you all continued health and comfort forever. Levi, may you grow up healthy and full of love for your family and God. You are truly a blessing.

January 12, 2010 at 4:28 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

so precious

January 12, 2010 at 4:29 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

I just looked on your blog earlier to see if you had updated! He is so handsome! Stay warm!!

January 12, 2010 at 4:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is so precious...Emotionally I am sure you guys have alot going on..so thank you for taking the time to update and share with us...love love love the pictures ;)

Kim

January 12, 2010 at 4:30 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

he is absolutely adorable!!! oh my gosh... boy diapers are TOTALLY different!!! my son was 7 weeks old yesterday and i have been {explosively} pooped on 3 times! once in my lap in the parking lot at target... luckily i had a sweatshirt in the back. ;) anyways, he is so cute! and i know that y'all are just so in love!

January 12, 2010 at 4:30 PM  
Blogger Mandi said...

Such a sweet little man! He really is beautiful...I mean handsome. :)

January 12, 2010 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger the breedens said...

I can't get over what an awesome photographer you are! And Levi is such a pretty baby to begin with!

January 12, 2010 at 4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Levi is absolutely, incredibly precious and beautiful!!! I am so happy for you to have something in your life that brings you peace and joy...

January 12, 2010 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger kahlanne said...

Levi is absolutely beautiful! You are very blessed. I am sure you already know this. Congratulations!

January 12, 2010 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger Elle's Mom said...

Oh my goodness he is so, so cute! What a little blessing. Congrats!!!

January 12, 2010 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

He is seriously one of the cutest babies I've ever seen! So glad to hear the transition is going okay! Enjoy all the cuddles and snuggles you can!

January 12, 2010 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

He is sooooo cute! I love his little nose. I agree...enjoy every minute! My baby girl is 7 months old and it makes me sad and happy all at once. Soak him up. Praying for y'all...

January 12, 2010 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger BreezieGirl said...

Oh God bless you Macs... Levi is too cute for words.

January 12, 2010 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger Mindy said...

he is just about the cutest thing ever! Makes me want another just looking at him but 4 is enough for me! Your photos are wonderful. Congrats to you and your family!

January 12, 2010 at 4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Levi is absolutely, incredibly precious and beautiful!!! I am so happy for you to have something in your life that brings you peace and joy...

January 12, 2010 at 4:39 PM  
Anonymous holly said...

Levi is absolutely, incredibly precious and beautiful!!! I am so happy for you to have something in your life that brings you peace and joy...

January 12, 2010 at 4:40 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Oh, he is just so precious and perfect and handsome.
I loved all the sweet pictures, and the one of your mom sleeping on the couch with your husband...made me laugh out loud :)
So adorable.

January 12, 2010 at 4:41 PM  
Blogger Lacie and Stephen said...

Levi is in such good hands! Enjoy every min. holding your new little guy! Your arms have been empty for a while. I have been in your shoes and it is so bittersweet. There is nothing bitter about Levi. He looks so SWEET!! Enjoy your new little one!

January 12, 2010 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger vintage girl at heart said...

He is a sweetie. So happy that he is here and that you are enjoying every little minute.
He is a beautiful baby amd looks like both of you!
Stay Warm!

January 12, 2010 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger kelli said...

he is too cute! the last pic makes my heart smile!

January 12, 2010 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

So happy for you! I've been reading your blog throughout your entire pregnancy. So exciting to finally "meet" him. Congratulations!

January 12, 2010 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger deyoungsters said...

he's soooo sweet! those pictures just warm my heart. praise the Lord for such a sweet little baby boy!

January 12, 2010 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger Stef said...

these pictures are beautiful and I am so happy for you guys! I'm glad to see God is bringing joy and healing through his birth. We're still praying, as I can only imagine you must have those moments where you ache for Cora and just want her there with you.

Levi is a gorgeous baby! He looks so handsome and healthy. Way to go, Jess!

January 12, 2010 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger Stef said...

oh, the sleeping Grandma and Daddy picture is the best I've seen... on any blog. Absolutely priceless.

January 12, 2010 at 4:48 PM  
Blogger Gina Dreher said...

He is absolutely GORGEOUS! Let me know if you want professional pictures, though yours are really great! :)

January 12, 2010 at 4:48 PM  
Anonymous meg duerksen said...

i can't wait to hold him!

January 12, 2010 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger kaylin rose and mara anne said...

he is just so precious...i can't stand it. i am so glad to hear he is a good baby and you are enjoying getting to know your new little man in your life...what a blessing for the both of you.

enjoy that sweet baby boy!
blessings!

January 12, 2010 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger Tricia said...

Oh Jess and Joel, I just can not get over how gorgeous Levi is! You two make some beautiful babies! ;)

So glad your furnace was a quick fix. Not a fun way to start a cold January morning. Our best friends live in Kansas as well (Ft. Riley to be exact) and they were telling us that it was a high of 5 and a low of -20 on Thursday, and that the wind is just awful! I guess our 10-15 degrees is a bit tropical.

Stay warm and safe sweet Mac's.

With love and prayers,
XO*Tricia

January 12, 2010 at 4:53 PM  
Blogger Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Ohmygoodness he is so yummy!!

Still praying for you family daily.

January 12, 2010 at 4:55 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

He is absolutly beautiful...or handsome...whichever you prefer! what a perfect little blessing!

January 12, 2010 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger Marla Taviano said...

LOVE the pictures! What a stunning little baby. Just perfect. Praying for you as you love on Levi and miss Cora. Hugs!!

January 12, 2010 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger Whimsical Creations said...

he is just beautiful!

January 12, 2010 at 5:00 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

He is so adorable! Glad you are enjoying every moment!

January 12, 2010 at 5:02 PM  
Blogger Enos Family said...

He is so precious! I just love your pictures- you do a great job!
Yes, boy diapers are quite different than girl ones! Watch out! A friend got me some "pee pee tee pees" which were little cloth caps (little hats) for the pee pee. They were so funny and they did work!
You and your mom are so talented- you could whip some up pretty

www.bebabean.com/product/pptp/index.aspx

Enjoy every moment with your little man!
Sara

January 12, 2010 at 5:02 PM  
Blogger Melissa Joy said...

He is so beautiful that I am in tears over him! :)
Continuing to pray God's grace upon you as you continue adjusting to your new "new normal." (((hugs)))

January 12, 2010 at 5:04 PM  
Blogger maryboys said...

thanks so much for sharing these precious photos with all of us:) levi is beautiful - he looks just wonderful in so many colors - love the brown especially! and the photographs are really, really well done...i think the one of your mom and husband is just classic. how do these little babies wear so many people out?!?

mary

January 12, 2010 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger Don, Aimee, Kaitlyn and Kysen said...

Precious...and yes boys are a little different to change than girls...and they seem to know how to aim right at ya at that age! Enjoy the new life in your house!

January 12, 2010 at 5:10 PM  
Blogger Misty Rice said...

Okay I have seen some beautiful little new born boys, including my own....but .... I am starting to think he may be making the top of cuteness list. He is so yummy. I love all the colors you have him in.

Again congrats to your new member of your family of four.

I can't wait to start seeing bits of Cora in him, so when you smile at him, you get to smile a little a both him and Cora. She would be the best big sister.

Blessings.

January 12, 2010 at 5:13 PM  
Blogger Natalie Powers said...

He's amazing. :)

January 12, 2010 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Dawn said...

I am so happy for you. What a beautiful blessing he is.

Stop by my blog to register to win my book giveaway. The prize is a lovely set of classic children's books. :)

Continue soaking it all up!

January 12, 2010 at 5:31 PM  
Blogger Auntie Mip said...

On a really crummy day...new pictures of Levi...ahhh I feel better now:)

January 12, 2010 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger Krystal said...

Ohhhhh...he is precious!!! Love that last picture! Enjoy it all!

January 12, 2010 at 5:33 PM  
Blogger Rach said...

Aww, he is A D O R A B L E!!! Such a sweet little blessing. Praying for you during the transition.

January 12, 2010 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger Falling Around said...

Too precious for words! Looking at him gives me "that feeling" - you know the one - the feeling that makes me want to do it all over again.
XOXO

January 12, 2010 at 5:45 PM  
Anonymous Ceri said...

OH my goodness he is adorable! Congratulations again, and enjoy this stage of littleness. For me the pee pee teepes didn't work I just got really fast at the diaper changes. (when I tried they always just fell off. I 2nd 3d 4th... all the comments about your photography skills! Some questions if you have time to answer them:
What kind of Camera do you use?
Did you make that car seat cover?? its AWESOME!

January 12, 2010 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger Heather at All A Flutter said...

so much to be thankful for in each of those photos! they are pure joy.

January 12, 2010 at 5:49 PM  
Blogger The Farmers said...

He is just precious!

January 12, 2010 at 5:51 PM  
Blogger Trasie Bressler said...

He is incredibly handsome and I love the picture of Daddy and Grandma asleep on the couch...That pretty much sums up life with a new baby in the house.

I'm so glad it was too cold to get out of the house and that you all enjoyed just being home and warm snuggling with that baby...He is beautiful and isn't God Good?

Many many blessings,
Trasie

January 12, 2010 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger Drew, Taylor, and Caroline Clayton said...

so cute!

January 12, 2010 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger Christina Egner said...

He is so scrumptious & sweet!

January 12, 2010 at 5:55 PM  
Blogger Toni :O) said...

Thrilled to hear all is well and LOVE the pictures of your beautiful bundle of boy!!! Yay for you guys...truly wonderful to see prayers answered. God bless!

January 12, 2010 at 5:57 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Dunbar said...

there's nothing like a brand new baby in the house. and changing those little boy diapers is an event those first few weeks. once i was inspecting my lil one's belly button and all of a sudden i was getting water in my eye... but it wasn't water, the poor thing was just cold and let loose. fun.
glad you all look so well.

January 12, 2010 at 6:05 PM  
Blogger Amber Ellis said...

He is beautiful and so are you! I enjoy reading your blog so much. You are an inspiration. I only pray that I could become half of the faithful woman you are. Thank you for sharing your life with us!

January 12, 2010 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger sassy studio said...

beautiful beautiful boy!

January 12, 2010 at 6:07 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

did you have an employee at Beck's take your family picture??? HA!

Levi really is one of the cutest babies ever - you guys did good!

You are getting SOOO good with your camera - when I get my new one, hopefully you can teach me - that and photoshop. I may just have to set up some private lessons for all these things- maybe 5 times a week or something like that - and I PROMISE I wouldn't just be coming to hold Levi.

January 12, 2010 at 6:09 PM  
Blogger onlymehere said...

He's a cutie for sure! I love your photography too, the poses and sharpness of the pictures, along with the great candids.

January 12, 2010 at 6:17 PM  
Blogger amy said...

He is absolutely beautiful! Praising the Lord with you for this new beautiful gift of life and praying that the Lord would continue to heal your hearts.

January 12, 2010 at 6:21 PM  
Blogger RLG said...

Levi is so beautiful. You spoil us with so many lovely pictures of him! Boys are messy, it's true. We once had a projectile pooping incident with ours, and I just stood there, laughing until tears were rolling down my cheeks. I knew it was a moment to remember. Luckily, vinegar and water gets almost anything clean. Cheers! xoxo

January 12, 2010 at 6:24 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Oh my, he is the sweetest thing. So beautiful and you take the greatest pictures. You look great for being a week postpartum!

Congratulations to your beautiful family!

January 12, 2010 at 6:27 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

Levi is a beautiful baby! He really has a perfect little face.

January 12, 2010 at 6:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Levi is precious, I love the beautiful new pics you posted! May you continue to cherish and enjoy every moment (even the sleepless ones!) And yes, little boys have a certain way with those diapers, just keep a cloth handy AT ALL TIMES!

Jaclin

January 12, 2010 at 6:37 PM  
Anonymous Mommy2QTPies said...

He is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us readers! Hope you continue to enjoy this new stage in your lives...god bless.
Mommy from Indiana

January 12, 2010 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

oh Jess, he is just beautiful! loves of love and hugs from dallas! miss you!!!

January 12, 2010 at 6:44 PM  
Blogger Al's World said...

Precious, wonderful boy!!!! I have been praying and praying for you and been so excited to see pictures of your little man!

January 12, 2010 at 6:45 PM  
Blogger Aaron and Shannon said...

He looks so peaceful and content! I am so happy for you guys! Can't wait to hold him again!

January 12, 2010 at 6:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is absolutely beautiful! You look really great, glad everything is going well.

January 12, 2010 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

So glad to see more pictures, keep them coming! He is absolutely precious & I'm so happy for you guys.

January 12, 2010 at 7:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow ... he is absolutely beautiful. Seriously. The sweetest looking boy EVER. God bless your little family.

Not sure where I found your blog ... been reading awhile and never really commenting. This might be my first! Had to say something about the cutie pie!

Congrats on the new blessing.
Diane
alainasmom at homerco dot net

January 12, 2010 at 7:11 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

He is such a blessing and what a cutie pie!

January 12, 2010 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

He is simply beautiful. I've been thinking about you Kansans - my family lives there and I'm glad you have been able to keep warm. I'll keep praying that God will heap his blessings on your family! Thanks for sharing with us.

January 12, 2010 at 7:16 PM  
Anonymous Laqueta Howard said...

I fell in love with Cora from the first moment I saw her picture and now Levi has won my heart in the same way. Both of your children have the beauty that comes from having God loving parents. Congratulations to both of you.

January 12, 2010 at 7:20 PM  
Blogger This is the day! said...

What a doll! He is so beautiful. He is just perfect and such a blessing from God! Our little guy is three weeks old today and it is so cold in Indiana too that we have only been out of the house once to go to the doctor. Spring will be such a welcome season!

January 12, 2010 at 7:22 PM  
Blogger amy said...

hi there, i've been "lurking' for a long time. and i have to say cora was one of the prettiest baby girls i have ever seen. and i have 2 girls of my own. and you did it again with sweet levi. he's gorgeous. i am so happy for you and joel. blessings, amy.

January 12, 2010 at 7:28 PM  
Anonymous Shuggamom said...

Jess and Joel,
Can I just say "BEAUTIFUL"
OMG!!! What a handsome little man his is. I know yall could bust, with pride.
Y'all look amazing !!
Please enjoy every moment with Levi, they grow so fast,my kids are 28 and 25, and I thank GOD for every time I'm with them.
Cant wait to see more pics whenever you have a FREE minute.
You have so many people around the world Praising GOD for precious Levi.
Y'all are so loved.
Kiss those sweet soft cheeks for us.

Blessings and Love,

Stacey
Atlanta,TX

January 12, 2010 at 7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Living in Southern California, I always wondered what all those buntings and things were for. Now I know! Levi is beyond adorable. You are all in my prayers!

January 12, 2010 at 7:39 PM  
Blogger Jenny S said...

Congrats!! He is just so precious!

January 12, 2010 at 7:39 PM  
Anonymous Christine Trebendis said...

A perfect little boy...so precious.

Stay warm!!!

January 12, 2010 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger gwswenson said...

Tears in my eyes! Such a gorgeous, sweet face. That last picture took my breath away...those deep eyes.

I'd love to know if I can send a little something to you, using the PO Box that was on the return label from my etsy order?

Stay warm!!

January 12, 2010 at 7:49 PM  
Blogger Kristin Stegent said...

So sweet and precious!

January 12, 2010 at 7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is incredibly adorable!! He is so pretty!! What a blessing!! God bless you and your adorable family!!

January 12, 2010 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger Rachel E. said...

He has Cora's beautiful eyes! I can't tell about the color, but the shape is definitely the same! Congratulations again.

January 12, 2010 at 7:57 PM  
Anonymous Mary said...

I have so many things to say about that beautiful little boy, but-- Jess! How do you look so great one week after delivering a baby?? Wow! Enjoy your little guy!

January 12, 2010 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger Party of Five said...

So happy for you. He is adorable and he looks like he is just as perfect as you say! You look great too. Congrats. You deserve it!

January 12, 2010 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger Mum2twopreciousgifts said...

Whilst we in Australia are living with the air conditioning on and spending plenty of time in the pool so we can keep from overheating, I have been thinking of you bringing your little man home in winter.

My 6-1/2 year old came home from hospital weighing just 5lbs in the middle of winter after a month stay in the NICU. I remember us with heaters blazing, her wrapped in oodles of layers and sleeping with us to keep warm.

God Bless you all and thank you so much for taking the time to post.

M

January 12, 2010 at 8:02 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

What a sweet, sweet little man you have! I can see how happy you both are and I am glad to see that you are holding up as best you can right now. You know better than anyone to enjoy each moment and it looks as though you are...congrats on a special little guy. He is perfect.

January 12, 2010 at 8:02 PM  
Blogger The Buchanan Family said...

WOW he is adorable! Precious! I could eat him up! Stay warm and hold that little cutie all you want! Congrats once again!

January 12, 2010 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger The Jones' said...

What a handsome lil guy! Sending prayers your way and thanking the Lord for your sweet lil blessing.
Liz

January 12, 2010 at 8:17 PM  
OpenID kimberlysayre said...

He is seriously gorgeous! So happy for you!

January 12, 2010 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

he's gorgeous! I'm praying for health, happiness and love for you guys!
be blessed!
laura

January 12, 2010 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger Mandi @ It's come to this said...

He is absolutely beautiful ... the cutest little brother I've seen in a long time!! Thank you for sharing the pictures with us! Continuing to pray for you all!

And you look amazing already!

January 12, 2010 at 8:33 PM  
Blogger Micah said...

He is about THE CUTEST little guy I think I've ever seen! I just loved these pictures. I'm so glad to hear you are adjusting well, and little Levi is such a good baby.

January 12, 2010 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

He is PRECIOUS! He reminds me so much of my boys when they were babies. What a sweetheart!

January 12, 2010 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger Jaimie said...

he's the cutest!!!

January 12, 2010 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger k and c's mom said...

Such wonderful pictures of Levi! I now that this little guy is going to be surrounded by so much love. Blessings on you all. God is faithful.

January 12, 2010 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger jandkland said...

He is breathtaking. It is so exhausting with a newborn, but so unbelievably beautiful, and it all passes so quickly. Thank you for sharing these photos!

--Kelley in GA

January 12, 2010 at 9:03 PM  
Blogger The Pike Family said...

stinkin cute! He is one handsome lil feller:) Im so happy for you guys...

January 12, 2010 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Jane In The Jungle said...

He is so cute!!!
And oh yes, those boy parts will get you every time, LOL!!

January 12, 2010 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger The Perfect Trio said...

Jess, he is amazing. I am in awe of your strength...although, I'm sure it's tough. Your strength is inpiring. I'm so happy for you!!!!

Melissa

January 12, 2010 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger The Gunter Family said...

Oh my goodness....Levi is SOOOO ADORABLE!! What a precious baby!!

January 12, 2010 at 9:17 PM  
Blogger Allen and Debby Graber said...

Wow. I am so in love with him! What a blessing! I LOVE the picture of Joel and Kathy! Ha Ha!!

January 12, 2010 at 9:29 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

He is absolutely GORGEOUS! And I am so HAPPY for you all! The picture of the 3 of you made me burst into tears!! God bless you all! :)
Kristi

January 12, 2010 at 9:30 PM  
Anonymous Lcy said...

What a gorgeous baby! He is just beautiful!!! Such joy. Stay warm and rested.

January 12, 2010 at 9:31 PM  
Blogger Melissa at perryjayne.etsy.com said...

Beautiful.

January 12, 2010 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger cupcakefitz said...

He is so adorable. I've been checking for an update everyday. I was so excited to see one! I'm so happy for you both. Enjoy him.

January 12, 2010 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger The Bounds Family said...

Levi is beautiful!!!

January 12, 2010 at 9:39 PM  
Blogger Miss G said...

He is SUCH a cutie! I just oohed and ahhed through this whole post! What a sweet little man. Kelly

January 12, 2010 at 9:42 PM  
Anonymous Beaulieu Family said...

Congratulations on your new little blessing! Your testimony has been a touching one and I am grateful you are gracious enough to share it. May the Lord continue to bless you all as you get to know one another and love on that new little boy of yours!

January 12, 2010 at 9:46 PM  
Anonymous Robin in Benton said...

What a beautiful baby! And while I've been looking forward to more pictures (they change so fast) I'm so happy to know that you are just enjoying holding him in your arms and getting to know him. So happy for both of you!

January 12, 2010 at 9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is the most beautiful baby EVER! No wonder he is sooo sweet!

January 12, 2010 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Jenni Lynn said...

Seriously, what a cute baby, what a gift! I have been reading your blog for months and love hearing your heart. Cora's sweet life has already left such a legacy and I know God has such great plans for Levi!

January 12, 2010 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger rentz said...

He is so very sweet! I had some very messy accidents with my boys as well. Well...they had the messy accidents. I was just the unfortunate bystander. : )

January 12, 2010 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Claudia said...

What a precious little boy!!! My goodness he's gorgeous!!

I remember the "accidents" with our boy (now 3 years and 3 months) ... hehehehe.

You mention how different is to change a girl from a boy, we are getting ready to find out, to me is easier to clean boys but that's because that's all I know :0)

Stay warm!!

January 12, 2010 at 10:02 PM  
Blogger Jennjilla said...

Levi is gorgeous! What a sweet little guy! Enjoy every moment with your cutie pie!

January 12, 2010 at 10:08 PM  
Blogger Sonya @ Balentine Bliss said...

He is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Congratulations - beautiful pictures, too!

January 12, 2010 at 10:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your photograhy is really excellent. These are awesome keepsake photos!

January 12, 2010 at 10:15 PM  
Blogger Vera said...

He is PERFECT!!!!

January 12, 2010 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Congratulations on your beautiful new addition. He is absolutely sweet! May he continue to bring blessings to you and your family. I think about you and your family daily and praise the Lord for this new life. May God bless Levi and may the Lord continue to bring peace and healing into the Mac household.

January 12, 2010 at 10:19 PM  
Blogger Alicia said...

It's always so amazing how little they are.
He is beautiful...congratulations again!
Stay warm!

January 12, 2010 at 10:23 PM  
OpenID Joy in Denver said...

Levi is so beautiful. I am happy for you guys! Praying your babymoon will be full of peace and joy. :0)

January 12, 2010 at 10:40 PM  
Blogger purejoy said...

ohmystars he is one of the most beautiful babies i have ever seen and you are a spectacular photographer!! such gorgeous photos!!
rejoicing over your sweet miracle!

January 12, 2010 at 10:44 PM  
Blogger Country Roads said...

Little Levi is so handsome!! Such a cutie. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!! He has a wonderful set of parents. God Bless!

January 12, 2010 at 10:52 PM  
Anonymous Ashley Ann said...

I love the last picture...they are all beautiful. Congratulations again...handsome boy you have there!

Have fun with those boy diapers..

January 12, 2010 at 10:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Levi is utterly and completely beautiful!!!
I am going through great grief and sorrow right now and seeing these pictures and seeing your beautiful Levi has given me the much needed boost to hang onto God's goodness and kindness to those of us who belong to Him.
Thank you!

January 12, 2010 at 10:59 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

He IS beautiful. Thank you for sharing so many pictures with us. My heart is over flowing with joy for you. You look great!

January 12, 2010 at 11:00 PM  
Blogger nennermommy said...

He is so cute! Congrats!!!

January 12, 2010 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger teresa said...

He is so beautiful. And I love his name. What wonderful verses to pray for his heart and life. Rejoicing with you and praying with you as you get to know your litte fellow. I have a great-nephew, Jesse, that is just 12 days older than Levi. I'll be praying for & watching both of them grow.

January 12, 2010 at 11:17 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Levi is absolutely precious! I love the last one all wrapped up, so adorable!

January 12, 2010 at 11:22 PM  
Blogger Deborah said...

Love the photo of Grandma and Daddy passed out. Levi is beautiful, just beautiful. His coloring and cheeks! I've been reading your blog and praying for your family for almost a year now. It is so heart warming to see you all smile, Keep those photos coming.

January 12, 2010 at 11:35 PM  
Blogger Our Lives said...

How nice to see all these wonderful pictures of you and your family. Thank you for posting them (Ive been checking your blog for more photos ever since Levi was born)... :) I remember my little boy being that little and my hubby and I almost broke our backs trying to change his diapers!God bless you!

January 12, 2010 at 11:53 PM  
Blogger merlin said...

Levi is so adorable. Sounds like he's having some fun with you during diaper change time....that makes me smile with very fond memories of our own sons as babies, who each had their own style, so although better prepared with son #2 he still outsmarted us. Love these boy babies!
I am so happy for you that Levi has filled your home once again with baby noises, milky-scents and fresh love. Thank you for graciously sharing your handsome son Levi with folks like me who enjoy visiting your blog.

January 13, 2010 at 12:03 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

he is sweet as can be! you are so blessed!!! i just want to kiss his sweet face. baby boys are amazing aren't they?

January 13, 2010 at 12:25 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

what a cutie!:)

January 13, 2010 at 12:26 AM  
Blogger gabriel said...

I just love seeing a new update!!! Levi is such a perfect handsome lil boy. Glad to see you all smiling and feeling so much joy.

January 13, 2010 at 12:29 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

It may be freezing, but it seems like he is one to melt anyone's heart!! What a beautiful little guy. Oh, those snuggles! The pic of your mom and Joel is great. I have been praying for you as you all move forward.
I love so much how joyful Joel always looks in his pictures. I just wanted to say that. :)

January 13, 2010 at 12:36 AM  
Blogger forever folding laundry said...

He is *beyond* adorable.
Glad you are getting a little sleep!

~Keri

January 13, 2010 at 12:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! So adorable. Followed your blog from afar since I read about Cora's illness and am so happy that you have a new baby to love. LOVE ther picture of your mother and Joel! So very typical of a family with a new baby - and so real!
Suzanne

January 13, 2010 at 1:54 AM  
Blogger Princess Martha said...

Oh Jess, he is so so so adorable! You both must be so proud of the little man you have created. I cannot explain just how happy I am for you both. Congratualtions again.

January 13, 2010 at 4:58 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

He is too precious for words!! Glad that he's behaving himself and that you guys have had extra hands to help, mom's are a blessing. I'm sure Levi is going to be a treasured, much loved little boy. He's already SO special. Your photos are stunning, I can't wait to see more!

Sue x

PS. You're looking great, glad you guys got out a bit, sure it did you the world of good ;)

January 13, 2010 at 5:00 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Baby Levi is absolutely precious! I've read your blog for awhile now but I don't think I have ever posted a comment. So happy for you and your family!

January 13, 2010 at 6:13 AM  
Blogger Hope said...

I have been following your blog for quite some time and never commented that I know of ~ but wanted you to know what a blessing it is to read and hear your heartfelt honesty. Levi is such a beautiful little boy ~ God is good.

January 13, 2010 at 6:50 AM  
Blogger Marsha said...

What a sweet, handsome baby boy! Continually praying for your family.

Love and prayers,

Marsha

January 13, 2010 at 6:54 AM  
Blogger Momma H said...

Levi is a beautiful baby! He looks sooo snuggly. We are so thankful that your arms are filled again. Praise the Lord for all his goodness!

January 13, 2010 at 7:03 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

What a little angel! You guys look so happy! Enjoy every minute of your precious Levi!

January 13, 2010 at 7:15 AM  
Blogger Kristen said...

What a precious little boy. God bless!

January 13, 2010 at 7:22 AM  
Blogger MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Congrats! Mac Family He's adorable!

January 13, 2010 at 7:29 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Oh my goodness--he is so incredibly beautiful! Enjoy getting to know your precious little blessing!

January 13, 2010 at 7:39 AM  
Anonymous Julie said...

It is so good to see you two smiling with Levi- smiles of pure joy! Love the all the pictures, especially the last one with him peeking out from the fluffy towel.

January 13, 2010 at 7:43 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Such a precious baby. Congratulations!!

January 13, 2010 at 7:51 AM  
Anonymous Bethany said...

What a CUTIE he is!! I am sure this time is so bittersweet, but I am glad you are enjoying him!! Soak it up!

Hugs to you all!

January 13, 2010 at 7:52 AM  
Blogger The Gleasons said...

He is a beautiful, beautiful baby. Just perfect. I'm so happy for your little family. Many blessings!

Andrea

January 13, 2010 at 8:21 AM  
Blogger Lauren Kelly said...

He is just absolutely gorgeous!!!! :)

January 13, 2010 at 8:28 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

He is a blessing to your family. He is so sweet :) Thank you for sharing Jess!!

January 13, 2010 at 8:31 AM  
Blogger Mandy said...

These pictures are just PRECIOUS. What a blessing this little man is to you and your family. Thank you for continuing to share your story with us.

January 13, 2010 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Emma and Company said...

He is so gorgeous. Congratulations once again! God is so good!

January 13, 2010 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger KK said...

He's absolutely beautiful. I love the last picture! He's like an old sole with that little furrowed brow. So, so happy for your family!

January 13, 2010 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger Miss Em said...

He is beautiful. Many blessings to you all.

January 13, 2010 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger The Potters said...

What a beautiful, handsome, snuggly little blessing. Congratulations. Hope you guys are doing well.

January 13, 2010 at 8:59 AM  
Anonymous Sheila said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures. Soooo precious!!!

January 13, 2010 at 9:00 AM  
Anonymous Karina said...

He is soooooo gorgeous, I can't get enough of him! And I am not alone; I check in daily, and yet I see 162 comments before mine!!! You guys are famous. More pictures as soon as you can, please! And BIG HUGS as you continue to miss Cora. It must be so hard.

January 13, 2010 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger Jared and Abby said...

He is beautiful! Rejoicing with you!

January 13, 2010 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Yay! Levi is so absolutely adorable! Thank you for posting the pictures, have been waiting to see them! May the Lord continue to bless you all!

January 13, 2010 at 9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How precious! He is soooo lucky to have you as his mommy and Joel as his daddy! Glad you're enjoying him. God Bless!!

January 13, 2010 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger Tiffany Lockette said...

Levi is just absolutely precious and you look amazing. You are glowing. Enjoy your little man and congratulations.

January 13, 2010 at 9:59 AM  
Anonymous tiggerjd3 said...

Look at that sweet baby!!! He is precious!!! Thanks for the adorable pictures and the updates!! Enjoy getting to know you little one!! He is truly a gift from GOD!!!

January 13, 2010 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

He is so beautiful. My heart is full of joy for your family.

January 13, 2010 at 10:24 AM  
OpenID onebadrunner said...

perfect.
just perfect.
i love him.

January 13, 2010 at 10:29 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Gilbert Settle said...

I am so happy as I look through the pictures of your family, especially Mr. Levi. What a blessing he has already been to your family. Jess, you look like you are just glowing (and I don't just think it is the grease from the hamburgers!) I will continue sending up prayers on your behalf!

January 13, 2010 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger Celine said...

Every picture gets better than the last! You have a beautiful family, and the sweetest little boy. I also love your carseat cover.

January 13, 2010 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger i love plum said...

he is just beautiful...thank you for sharing!!! xo

January 13, 2010 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger Amanda Nicole said...

He is just the most handsome little man! I'm so happy for you guys! You have always been such amazing parents and more importantly letting God lead you through it all! So glad you have such a wonderful bundle of joy in Levi!

January 13, 2010 at 12:32 PM  
Anonymous Maureen said...

So... thrilled for your family! The picture of your Mom and Joel is priceless!!! ;-)

January 13, 2010 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Nicole Robinson said...

Your new little miracle is just perfect!

I actually wrote a blog post about following the blogs of strangers--like yours-- and referenced your story. I just thought I would share.

http://nicolerobinsonsblog.blogspot.com/

Blessings to your family!
Nicole

January 13, 2010 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Kelli said...

HE is BEAUTIFUL!!! Thankful he is here!

January 13, 2010 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

What an incredibly precious little man! So handsome! I am praying for you-congratulations!

January 13, 2010 at 2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless you and Baby Levi. He is gorgeous!

Sincerely,
Patti H.
Livonia, Michigan

January 13, 2010 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Polka Dot Moon said...

So precious is he! You forget how tired you are when they are first born.

Stay warm and snuggle your little Levi!!
Denise

January 13, 2010 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger whitney said...

he is so precious. enjoy your new little man! can't wait to read your upcoming blogs!:)
your family is so strong and are definatly people i look up to:)

January 13, 2010 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger Kristin Stegent said...

I nominated you for a beautiful blogger award. :)

http://kristinstegent.blogspot.com/2010/01/beautiful-blogger-award.html

January 13, 2010 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger HannahM said...

Oh my- he is precious! My heart is so happy for you both! Thanks be to God for little Levi!

January 13, 2010 at 3:47 PM  
Blogger KyndraRenae said...

He's beautiful! Boys are definately different than girls. I get peed on alot lol. His first outing! how exciting. I love that place ;)

January 13, 2010 at 4:16 PM  
Blogger Molly said...

Gosh, he is just so precious! I'm glad you have him to snuggle with during this cold cold January. We're in KC and hating this weather! Ready for spring!

January 13, 2010 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

He is beyond beautiful, and I love how you have him all warmly bundled.

January 13, 2010 at 5:10 PM  
Blogger Michele said...

Praising the Lord for this precious gift!

January 13, 2010 at 5:30 PM  
Blogger Brooke said...

He is so adorable!! God bless you. I know Cora is smiling down from above so proud to be his big sissy!

January 13, 2010 at 6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Levi is so beautiful! Congratulations!

January 13, 2010 at 6:12 PM  
Blogger The Design Girl said...

Levi is BEAUTIFUL. Congratulations!!! I am so so so happy for you :)

Email me when you need to get some photos in the banner!

Congrats again!

January 13, 2010 at 7:04 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

He is just beautiful!! What a handsome little boy. I am glad you are doing well and staying warm :).

January 13, 2010 at 7:10 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Okay - the last picture - of him in the bath towel - just may be the most adorable picture of any baby, taken anywhere, EVER. And I say this with three precious blessings of my own. That picture is just amazing.

Congratulations!

January 13, 2010 at 8:06 PM  
Blogger Baylee and Blair's page said...

Congrats again... he is SO handsome! I'm glad you all got your heat back on!

Hugs - Tiffany

January 13, 2010 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger Kristi J said...

What beautiful photos! And a gorgeous baby. I think often of you guys and I'm so thankful you've been blessed with precious Levi.

January 13, 2010 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

He is beautiful. Amazing pictures.

I was amazed after I had our son that three adults were completely exhausted from caring for one baby (my mom stayed w/ us too). :)

January 13, 2010 at 9:19 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

He is totally adorable~an absolute gift from above! So happy for you!

January 13, 2010 at 10:19 PM  
Blogger The Tulip Lady said...

he is simply beautiful. What a wonderful little man. Blessings to you guys!

January 13, 2010 at 10:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is SO very cute!!!! He really is just a beautiful baby. You don't know me...but I am very happy for you all! Congrats!! God is so good!
Katie in NE

January 13, 2010 at 10:58 PM  
Blogger Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

He is perfect. Beautiful pictures of your beautiful baby!

January 13, 2010 at 11:29 PM  
Anonymous Diana said...

Awwwwwwwwww, Levi is so ADORABLE!! Such a handsome little man! Good thing he had all those warm clothes last week, huh! Yep, it was so awful cold!

Praising the Lord for your blessings!! You guys enjoy that baby and getting to know him!!

♥ in Christ

January 14, 2010 at 12:30 AM  

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