Posted on Mar 05, 2011
Posted in Craftonia

Hello, my love.
You’re here.
You’re perfect.

I stare at your handsome little face, totally in love, and remember crying for months on end because I thought this day would not come. The fertility issues. Bad news, some hopeful news and then the surprise that brought us here. It reminds me of the Looney Tunes episode where Wile E. Coyote finally catches the Road-Runner. After years and years of frantically pursuing a dream (or, in the coyote’s case, a tasty snack) you finally catch up with the idea of what you’ve always wanted…and then hold up a “Now what do I do?” sign.
I’m at a loss of where to go from here,
Other than to just snuggle and breathe you in.

I am so thankful that I was able to be pregnant again.
I am so thankful that you are in my arms
…and healthy.

For now, the world is perfect.
Happy birthday Griff.
I love you.

  • [...] my son. It’s been a year since I saw your beautiful face for the first time. I’ll be honest, after a perfect birth we hit a bit of a rough patch. Your colic/GI issues [...]

  • Thank you everyone!!! Sarah: The 5th was just when I was finally able to post. =)

  • Was he born on the 5th? or is that just when you were able to post? If so, its a great day. My birthday as well. I am so glad everything went well for your now bigger family. He is precious. And I LOVE the name!

  • And… I’m crying. I’m so so happy for you and your beautiful family, Kate!

  • Courtney Davis

    Congratulations to the Crafton’s and your new addition. He is just precious. Such a blessing.

  • Ahhhhhh!!! Could not be more thrilled for you all. Hope you’re enjoying every moment.

  • That was beautiful!!! :) Congrats!

  • He is absolutely precious! I’m so happy for you and your family.

  • Amazing. Welcome to this wonderful world, Griff! Congratulations Crafton family. I can’t wait to meet him! So happy for your growing family.

  • Kate, he’s absolutely gorgeous. TLC is finally here! It’s “mommy posts” like these that make me look forward to having a little bundle one day…I’ll take him/her to Seaside for sure. =) Congratulations!

  • Kristin Kaplan

    I’m so insanely happy for you, Randy and the kids on welcoming little Griff into the world! He is absolutely precious and we can’t wait to meet him!!

  • So, so sweet. It took me a little over 2 years to conceive my ds, and I know what a feeling of relief it is to finally hold him. Hope the older 2 are adapting, and that you are taking good care of yourself as well, resting and eating well. Continued blessings to your family!

  • Oh.My.Beautiful. Do we call boys beautiful?! He’s just so handsome. Congrats! Welcome to the world little guy!! You guys make gorgeous kiddos! I cannot wait to watch him grow up in front of your camera. YAY!

  • Just wanted to say congratulations!! Don’t know if you remember me, from Mt.Carmel, but I love your work and have followed your art for a while now, but none compares to these, because I know you have waited a while for this, and I wanted you to know how happy I am for you. He is adorable!!!

  • Enjoy every moment! He is beautiful. Many congratulations!

  • What a wonderful precious piece of perfect you have. :) there is nothing better than that wonderful new baby smell. Enjoy it mama, you earned it.

  • He’s beautiful Kate. I am very happy for you.

  • mandy whitley

    Congratulations to the Craftons, he is beautiful!

  • He is absolutely swoony. I’m teary too. So thrilled for you and your family. Breathe him in. deeply.

  • I cannot express how happy I am for the Crafton family. Finally TLC is in your arms. He is so handsome. Baby fever x 1,000,000!! I’ll have you know he is the first boy baby to do that to me! Precious! CONGRATS!

  • gah girl. i’m a blubbering mess now. congrats m’dear..he’s perfect.

  • Congratulations! He is beautiful and we are very happy for your family.

  • I’m tearing up for you as I read these words because I know just now much you’ve longed for this and I’m completely overjoyed that he’s here and alive and healthy and just perfect! So few of us know that kind of joy – the “finally” – the joyous awakening from a long bad dream – and I’m so glad that you can now hold your beautiful joyous awakening in your arms. Congratulations sweet Craftons! We love you and can’t wait to meet Griff!

  • Congratulations, Crafton family! He is beautiful. What a wonderful blessing!!!

  • beautiful!! congratulations!

  • ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, kate, so many congrats and so much love. those first days are beyond my favorite and i’m so glad you are soaking them in. much love to you and the fam and the wee little miracle you hold in your arms.