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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Introducing Eli James Smithwick

This past week has been filled with so much love and excitement.  Fred and I are so happy to introduce to you, our son, Eli James Smithwick.
Born December 6, 2012 at 6:21am.  He weighed 6 lbs 14 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long. 

He has stolen our hearts and we are just so in love. We are so thankful for all of the prayers and support throughout this entire journey.  We feel so blessed and we are excited to spend some time together as a new family.  God is so good.

114 comments:

Lara Hejtmanek said...

Congrats! He is so beautiful!

A Wedding Story said...

This is amazing news! Congratulations Caroline and Fred, God's timing is always PERFECT! We are so overjoyed for you :)

Soak up every little second of his newborn days. They go by so fast. Thinking of you and sending lots of prayers!

Elle Noel said...

YAY!!!! Congrats Caroline! I am over joyed for you and your family!

Meredith said...

Congratulations Caroline!!! He's precious!! What a wonderful way to start your 30's as a Mommy. Happy Birthday sweet lady!!!

Angela said...

Congratulations! He is so beautiful!

Allyson said...

Seriously precious! Congrats to you on your sweet baby boy!!

natalie {stickles sweet notes} said...

oh, sweet friend! i am beyond elated for you!! what a blessing. and let's talk about those lips and cheeks!!! PRECIOUS!!!

P!nky said...

OH WOW! God is good!

Congrats!

Sweet sweet baby boy!

BeckyJo606 said...

Congratulations!! He is perfect!! I know you will be such wonderful parents!! :)

Tamara @ Everything Happens said...

Wow! What an awesome surprise! And a wonderful Christmas present! I can't wait to hear all about the new little one!

jen mccrady said...

Oh my goodness!! This gave me goosebumps! I am so thrilled and excited for you both. Congratulations on your new family. God bless you!

Lauren said...

Congrats, he's so amazing & happy for you all :-)

Mrs. in Memphis said...

Yea! So happy for you all!

Jax said...

Carolyn- I am so absolutely thrilled for you! Tears filled my eyes when I saw your post on facebook! Many many MANY hugs and congratulations! I cannot wait for more photos and posts about this sweet little son of yours! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Melissa said...

What a sweet, beautiful Christmas miracle and a true reminder of how GREAT God is. You both deserve this little blessing and Eli couldn't be more loved...and more perfect. Huge congratulations. Love you girly!!! <> xoxo

Emily said...

He's gorgeous, Caroline! I am so happy for you and Fred. After all of this time and now you have this perfect little baby boy of your own! You two will be wonderful parents. What an amazing blessing and gift from above, and at such a great time of the year!!

Jax said...

*Caroline, not Carolyn. Sheez. Sorry. I hit "save" and realized I'd spelled your name like a woman I just emailed about something work related.

Lea said...

Yay! Congratulations. What a wonderful gift from God!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

CONGRATS!!! I am over the moon so thrilled and excited for you guys! God IS good and what a blessing for Christmas and the new year! Sending lots of hugs your way and I have no doubt you are enjoying every second of this! Much love!

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

SUCH A LOVELY BLESSING!

Britt said...

Congratulations!!! I am thrilled for you and Fred. 2012 has turned out to be quite the year for your family. He is beautiful! The best present ever!!

Melissa said...

Praise the Lord for such an incredible blessing! I am beyond thrilled for y'all! Gosh, he sure is a cutie!!

Jorden and Kristin said...

Loveeeee this!! Can't wait to hear how this all came together!!

Candice Lynn said...

Could not be more excited for you! I can't wait to hear your story. Congrats, Mom and Dad!

Becca @ Life as a Fitzgerald said...

What a wonderful Christmas present!!! Congratulations! :)

Candace said...

Such beautiful news of a handsome boy!!! So beyond happy for you and your famly!

Heather said...

Oh my gosh, congratulations!!! What a handsome little man.

Ashley said...

Congrats!!! He is perfect!!! Hope everyone is settling in nicely!!!

Emily said...

SO SO SO happy for you! What perfect timing. You are a MOM!!!!!

mrs.mfc said...

Oh my goodness!!! I'm crying so much I haven't even really read anything in this post! Congratulations!! He is so precious!!!!!

Jenny said...

Awww Congratulations Caroline! What a wonderful Birthday gift, Christmas gift! He is beautiful! Love his name! (Our little guy is Eli too!) Enjoy every minute!

star said...

Congratulations Caroline! He is gorgeous, and I love his name! Such amazing news!!!

Emily @ EMILY POSTS said...

Congrats!!!

Ashley Marie said...

congratulations! he is beautiful! what an amazing Christmas gift =)

emily said...

Congratulations again C!!! I'm so happy for you and Fred (and Knox!)!!

Marie said...

Congrats! A true Christmas miracle!!!

Valerie Griffin said...

So happy for y'all! :)

bellagirl2010 said...

so so happy. god really has the BEST timing :)

J and A said...

YAY!!!! I have been waiting so long for this post. You know this - but I am thrilled for you. This is just THE best gift. Can't wait to hear all about it!! :)

AllisonFay said...

So so happy for you and your family!!!!!

Amy said...

Congratulations. He is beautiful! I'm so happy and excited for you all! I can't wait to hear all about him.

Melissa said...

Oh, this almost made me cry! So happy for you, and he is adorable! Can't wait to hear all the details!

Stacy said...

I immediately started sobbing with joy for you when I saw this post. I can't remember how I stumbled onto your blog last year but I went through a miscarriage around the same time as you and my husband and I have struggled with infertility for the past 2 years as well. We just welcomed our baby daughter this past September and I have been fervently praying you would get to experience the same joy we have been feeling the past 3 months. Congratulations and I know you will enjoy every moment. I have learned that God allows us to go through the valleys so that the peaks are that much sweeter. Enjoy all the peaks!!

Ashley said...

Congratulations to all of you!!! So, so exciting. I know you will savor and treasure this time with him, they truly do grow too fast!

Kate said...

EEEEEK !!!! My heart is so full for you all. What a Christmas blessing... the best Christmas present of all! God is too good!! He's just beautiful, Caroline. Beautiful...

Michelle said...

Congratulations! So happy for you - it's going to be a great Christmas, that's for sure :)

Sunkissed and Southern said...

Congrats!! So awesome!

Melissa said...

Congratulations on this very exciting news! I am over the moon excited for your new family! What a blessing this Christmas season will be for you!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful Christmas present! The love you have for your child is like no other! Enjoy this precious time!

Kelsey said...

What wonderful news!!!!!! I am so happy for you and Fred! I was wondering why you hadn't posted! Congrats!!!

Lindsay said...

Congratulations Caroline! Eli is adorable! I am just so so happy for you and Fred. What an amazing blessing!!

Erin said...

Caroline!! Congratulations on your baby boy!! He is precious!! It warms my heart to finally read this post from you! Have a wonderful Christmas with your beautiful little family!!

Katie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! :) SO happy for you!

Carolyn R said...

I have so impatiently been waiting for this post!! :) He's absolutely adorable, and I am sure he LOVES having you and Fred as his mommy and daddy! Hope everything is going well!!

Lainey said...

congrats! sending prayers to you and your family.
happy 30th birthday! what a way to start off a new year

Melanie said...

CONGRATULATIONS! HE IS BEYOND ADORABLE AND SUCH A BLESSING!

Enjoy this very special time!!

Paige Orlando said...

Happy Birthday and a HUGE congratulations on your beautiful bundle of joy!

According to Jax said...

I'm so incredibly happy for you & Fred! Congratulations!!! :)

Casey said...

I am so very happy for the Smithwicks! What a wonderful blessing, and just in time for Christmas! I hope you'll share details on the process with us!

CMae said...

I can't believe how fast the adoption process moved for you! My Aunt who adopted my baby girl cousin it took 2 years! (but part of me thinks that's because her kid came from Russia) :)

Congratulations!!! Talk about the greatest Christmas gift ever!

a day in the life... said...

Congratulations!!!

Kate said...

What wonderful news! Congratulations! He's just perfect!

Mandy said...

Sooo happy for you both!! Such a blessing; he's precious. Merry Christmas!!

Heather said...

I'm so ecstatic for you and Fred!!! Ya'll are going to be fantastic parents, Congratulations!!

Nantucket Daffodil said...

oh my goodness...a gift from above! He is precious. I am so thankful in this holiday season to have been able to watch your journey!

Cassie said...

What awesome, AWESOME news!!!!

meghan said...

Oh my gosh Caroline! Congratulations!! What amazing news!!

Ornella B said...

How amazing!! Congratulations! It's been so inspiring to see you on this journey and YAY for happy endings!!

Kate said...

Congrats! You received the best Christmas gift ever!!!!

Kristen said...

Congrats! So happy for you all! And those cheeks....seriously?! Adorable!

Emily said...

So happy for you all!! God is so good! He is beautiful, enjoy every single second!!!

The Taffs said...

Congratulations! Our son's name is Eli, also. It's a great name! : )

What a wonderful and special Christmas this will be for y'all. Many blessings!

Cole said...

Congratulations!!!!! What a blessing!

Eli is just gorgeous.

Jessica said...

Congrats!!!! He is absolutely beautiful! Enjoy your new family of 3!!! Best Christmas gift you could ever receive!

Kristin said...

First time commenter. I have been waiting for my adoption news. So happy for you and your husband. He is gorgeous. Can't wait to hear it all.

Jenni said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful Christmas you will have together!

Krystal said...

Congratulations!! So happy for your family!! Best Christmas gift ever!!

Joelle said...

im tearing up... he is the most precious thing ever.. Congratulations!

Mrs. S said...

soo happy for you friend! i was thinking about you all this morning- random I know! can't wait to hear more!

Everyday Adventures said...

Congratulations! So happy for you and your family! What a wonderful Christmas you will have:)

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness Caroline. I am SO excited for you all!!! What an amazing Christmas present and he couldn't be any cuter!!! Congrats!!

Ashley said...

I have been thinking about y'all all day long, and I get teary every time! I am just thrilled for y'all! I know you and Fred are going to be incredible parents. What a wonderful birthday gift!

Tami said...

Oh Caroline! I am sitting here with chills and tears in my eyes!! Congratulations on this most amazing blessing! He is just perfect and so lucky to have you and Fred as parents! I know you couldn't have asked for a better Christmas present!

Tickled Pink Mandy said...

Congratulations ! I feel like we as your blog readers have really followed you on this journey and I am so genuinely excited and happy for you. Such a Christmas blessing!

TracyZLesh @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

I am in tears... SO HAPPY FOR YOU AND FRED!!! Congratulations... he's beautiful!!!!

KelleeLyn said...

Praise the Lord! Congrats!

Jamie said...

Congratulations! He's adorable :) What a wonderful Christmas present!

Lindsey said...

Oh my word he's so precious!! Congrats to you guys! What an amazing birthday and Christmas present. Can't wait to hear all the details. You guysare going to be awesome parents!

Sara Klink said...

This is wonderful news!!!! Congratulations!!
There is nothing like being a parent.

Kit said...

I am so happy for you an your family. I have prayed and prayed for you and Fred (and Knox too). I really am overjoyed...being a mama is the best. I told my husband all about it too ;)

Megan said...

Oh my goodness Caroline, he is precious! Congratulations to you and Fred on sweet Eli :).

Jen said...

This is so wonderful! I'm so incredibly happy for you and Fred! Savor every moment!! Congrats!

Kristen :) said...

SO SO SO happy for you both, Caroline! He is absolutely precious. What a wonderful gift from God he is, congratulations!!!

aimee jones said...

He is just beautiful! My family is so happy for your family!!!!!

Katie said...

Congratulations!! He's beautiful!

Leigh said...

Congratulations Caroline! Hope you and baby are settling in well :)

Kate said...

Congratulations! I've been reading your blog for some time and am also an ADPi and a Junior League Member (both in DC), but even without knowing you personally, I've learned from your blog about this journey you've been on for so long, and I'm so happy for you to have reached this point. I'm sure you'll be an amazing mom.

jenn said...

Wow,congrats!!! What a wonderful Christmas present for your family..boys are so wonderful;)

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

Wow! Congrats! He looks perfect! So happy for you and Fred! xo!

Taylor LeMay said...

Amazing News :) Yay!! Congratulations he is absolutely beautiful!

Peace Love Applesauce- Terri said...

Your adoption process went so fast!
He's stunning.. congratulations!

Lindsey @ Let the Light Shine said...

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
~James 1:17

<3

Tiffany said...

Oh my word oh my word I'm freaking out for you!!!! He is so precious!!! Congrats!!!

Erin Heydt said...

He's beautiful!!!! Congrats! I'm so happy for you lady. Through all the tough times, you have finally gotten your angel. I can't wait to hear all about it and see pictures!!

Beth Ann said...

Oh my goodness! What an amazing Christmas gift! I got chills seeing this post! Praise God from whom all blessings flow! He is a little love boat! So precious! Congrats!!!

R said...

I just teared up seeing this. I am so happy for you guys. Congrats.

Angela said...

He is so beautiful! Congratulations to you and your family. What an amazing gift. How wonderful.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Congrats!!!! I can't wait to hear the whole story!!!

Megan Brink said...

Oh my goodness, Caroline! I just shrieked due to excitement and my husband officially thinks I'm crazy. I am SO beyond happy for you and Fred. What an amazing blessing and just in time for Christmas. Congratulations to you as you are now a Mom, and welcome to parenthood! :) Sending lots of love and blessings your way!

katmcd said...

I have no idea how it took me a week to see this. YOU'RE A MOM!!!! I am so so excited for you.

Can I send him a little ADPi guy tshirt now?

Stephanie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am SO happy for you, I wanted to cry when I saw this post. Enjoy your BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER!!! :) What a beautiful blessing he is. I hope everyone is adjusting and doing well!

Ashley said...

congratulations! what a fantastic early christmas present! He's adorable!

fancyfunction said...

That is so exciting - congrats to your family! Our daughter was born on Dec. 11 and I can't believe she's already a week old! What a great Christmas gift for you!

Kim said...

Shut the front door. How did I miss this?! I am SO excited for you!!! He is absolutely amazing. I am off to catch up. Congratulations mama!!