meet will

Name: William Cameron McLaren

Born: September 19th 2010, 12:11 a.m.

Weight: 8lb 14oz

Forgive me for not updating the blog in a little while, but it’s been a bit of a busy week.

Early last Sunday morning, Lauren and I welcomed our first child into the world, a beautiful baby boy named William Cameron.

We had been anticipating his arrival for a few days, as his actual due date was September 7th. We hoped that things would begin rolling along on their own, but had been told that if he had not arrived by the 17th, we would be going to the hospital to begin the induction process. Sure enough, after a week of wondering if that day was ‘the day’, we ended up going to the hospital last Friday evening and then again the next morning, knowing that the next time we came home, we would be bringing a baby boy with us.

I won’t go into all the details of the birth process, but I will say that after 16 hours in the hospital featuring various twists and turns throughout, we were able to meet our son shortly after midnight on Sunday morning. It was an incredible if not somewhat foggy moment, one wherein we both knew we were beginning to uncover new depths of love, both for each other and directed towards this [not so] little boy.

Needless to say this past week has been one of transition and learning, vigorously embracing both Will and precious moments of rest along the way. We did not have many visitors during the first few days, allowing both Mom and son ample time to rest. It’s been interesting to see many things that we had been told about becoming parents are indeed true, while at the same time joyously discovering all that can’t be known until it actually happens. Our hearts are full of love for Will, and we are so blessed, thankful and proud to call him our son.

We will try to post some thoughts about becoming parents along the way, but, in all honesty, blogging will take a bit of a backseat, pending a few book reviews. Here are a couple photos – for more, check our facebook pages.

  1. awesome! great name.

    take care of yourselves.

  2. Congrats!!! You’ll never be the same.

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