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Beautiful Boy: Apollo One Week Old

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Ah, now there’s eight pounds and twelve ounces of juicy baby to cuddle!

Photographer Emily Weaver Brown came yesterday to photograph Apollo (since I’m in no shape to do it at this point). And boy did he give her a run for her money! It took three hours to settle him- after which she got 45 minutes to shoot. He’s a photographer’s child already. I took these particular photos, but can’t take any credit for the creative side. Emily set up all the shots, posed him, etc. I just clicked my camera. I am sure she’ll have her photos up on her blog soon (I’ll post a link when she does).

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Oh. My. Goodness. My miracle boy. Beautiful, perfect, and alive!

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And here we are- one week postpartum. Snuggled up and getting to know each other.


  1. Jennifer S

    You know Renee – I am sitting here with tears filling up my eyes… and I don’t even know you!! I tend to be a lurker most of the time – loving and enjoying your blog, but doing it anonymously. But you are on my blogroll so I see every post you do. And I stand with you praising our Lord that you have that little bundle in your arms. What an absolutely beautiful picture of the two of you. The peace and serenity in your face astounds me and inspires me. I hope I have that same glow to my face when my kids think of me.
    The LORD bless you and keep you;
    The LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
    The LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.

  2. Jo Abair

    You look great, and he is a miracle. There will be some very special things for this little man’s life, tho i do not doubt that there will be for all of your children. you are a blessing to all of your children and your husband I am sure. Wow you look so good! He is a beautiful baby.

  3. Delia Brands

    Renee, you look BEAUTIFUL! New motherhood obivously agrees with you, lack of sleep notwithstanding. Is that the bathroom Apollo tried to get born in?

  4. sarah

    Loved your “outfit”! :). Looks like what I wear one week after post pardom. Very beautiful little guy and great pictures! You are very lucky to have such a wonderful friend~!

  5. Kristi

    Wow I hope I am as happy and as beautiful as you are if we ever have 14 children!!! Your little guy is precious, I can’t wait to see all the coming pictures 🙂 🙂

  6. Mary

    So happy for you and your family – he’s just beautiful ! Thank you for sharing your miracle birth story. I am happy to have been one of the uncounted readers of your blog who was lifting both you and Apollo up in prayer for weeks before his birth.
    Now that you’ve been a Mom long enough to have such grown up helpers, please take the time you need to rest and recover and just enjoy Apollo. I don’t think I ever really had a chance to rest after a baby until I had number six and our oldest daughter was 16. The new baby girl was born July 7th so the rest of the children were home from school and available to help. What bliss…
    Blessings to you and your husband and all of your wonderful children.
    Mary in PA

  7. Rachel

    Apollo is a beautiful baby! It is by God’s hand that he survived! He has surely blessed your family. Thanks for the pics.

  8. kali

    I can relate to your story in so many ways. My 6th was born by emerg c/s for a placental abruption at home after 5 completely natural births, 2 at home. I was so very thankful to have him in my arms- but also had to ride out a much longer recovery. The best advice my midwife gave me was to stay in PJ’s for two weeks! So be gentle to yourself and heal well. I just had my 7th baby at home and am so very thankful for the complete healing and increased faith God blessed me with. Apollo is gorgeous, as is your whole family! Beautiful blog and photos- thanks for sharing!

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