September 16, 2008

Adored

Little Miss Ivy has a band of big brothers that never want her out of their sight.

Since waking up early and appearing at our bed, just hours after her birth, Noah has hardly left my side. Ivy probably thinks I have an extra head growing from my shoulder. He's always there!

It wasn't so easy coaxing them off to school this morning and away from the new apple of their eyes.

Carter's initial reaction: "She's so cuuuuuute."

Noah: "She's a princess. And will she crawl soon?"

Gray: (lots of giggles) and "She wants a new dinosaur from Target."

Not even two days old and they are wrapped around her sweet little fingers.


Photos by Ashlee Allen

91 comments:

  1. The 1st picture reminds me of the first pictures I took with Jay. I blurred too! Your boys are so precious! Ivy's looking so plump!

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  2. Future boyfriends, beware! Ivy has a posse!

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  3. it is amazing to see her big brothers enamored with her! I wouldn't expect anything else from those sweet boys of yours but to see them gush is so awesome. I can't wait to see them all grow together and can only imagine the things they'll dream up to protect her!

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  4. How sweet and wonderful. I can't imagine how much they will do to protect her as she grows!
    I absolutely love the expression on your face in the second picture--total bliss.

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  5. I love it! Boys are the sweetest big brothers aren't they? It made me tear up because it reminded me of when I had Katie and her brothers had the sweetest gestures for their lil' sis.

    Gray - I bet she'd love a new dinosaur from Target! hihihi

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  6. They are so sweet! Glad you all are getting along so well :) Having them for brothers she will never have a need for anything!

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  7. I have a feeling she will have everyone she meets wrapped around those sweet fingers in no time.

    My boys were gushing over their baby brother tonight too, seriously melts the heart!

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  8. Now that IS Beautiful! Congratulations!

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  9. awe! That is so cute!! I love that Ivy has bodygaurds :)

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  10. How precious! I am glad the transition is going well. :)

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  11. oh my...so CUTE!!! them, her...it's just all too precious.

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  12. She will be very well taken care of!

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  13. Sweet brotherly love is amazing. AMAZING. Ivy's one lucky girl!!

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  14. there is nothing sweeter than watching the brother / sister bond!

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  15. I love, Love that last photo.

    What great brothers!

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  16. That bottom photo is great! I'm so glad they are adoring her!

    Heidi

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  17. That's wonderful!! She is a sweetie. She has her our crew of body guards!!

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  18. Awww...so cute! I can't wait for my little guy to be a big brother. :)

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  19. congratulations! i think the big-brother-ness was one of my favorite parts of having my 3rd.

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  20. oh, this post makes me long to have a little girl--just so I can hear my son say these sweet things.

    how absolutely lovely!

    and congratulations!

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  21. How fabulous that her big brothers love her! I love Gray's comment - he knows exactly what his sister wants :)

    She has cheeks like my Henry - so squishy and beautiful!

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  22. Oh, so very, very sweet. And, it only gets better watching those relationships grow, doesn't it?

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  23. So sweet! They will take such good care of her.

    Sure didn't take her long to figure out that Target is the place to be; even if it is for buying dinosaurs. :-)

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  24. Aw, that is too cute! I can't wait to see how my boys interact with their new brother.

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  25. Oh she's just beautiful, congratulations guys!

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  26. So, so sweet. It is just precious to see older siblings fall in love with the new baby!

    So glad to hear that everything with Ivy's arrival went so well! Congrats!

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  27. Pure preciousness...Ivy AND the boys.

    She will be so spoiled by her big brothers!

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  28. oh how very precious! and how blessed ivy is to have such sweet, protective, and loving big brothers!

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  29. I love the picture of the boys and you two! So cute!

    I am so happy that your boys love her.. not that they wouldn't.. but It's wonderful to hear how much they adore her. She is so lucky!

    Congrats again! She is beautiful.

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  30. She's got a crowd to watch out for her in the coming years!

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  31. That is so awesome. What great big brothers.

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  32. Praise God for new life!

    This post has made me smile

    How wonderful for you all!

    Blessings!

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  33. Oh they just love her SO much already!!

    Also, I linked up to you on my Wordless Wednesday for tomorrow. Check it out if you get a spare moment! ; )

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  34. It's just so divine! I miss those days....

    You are so blessed!

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  35. She IS sooooo cute!!! You are truly blessed. Congrats!

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  36. Now that is just too adorable. I hope if I ever have a second that this little guy adores the next in line like that.

    Just makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. :)

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  37. Oh, the boys are so cute and adorable re: their baby sister. I love it!

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  38. Oh, just too precious! I hope a similiar thing happens in our home come December!

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  39. How sweet, she'll be so spoiled by those boys!! Congratulations!

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  40. She is one lucky ittle lady with all those big brothers

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  41. Precious. She is one lucky little girl to have three big brothers who love her sooooo much!

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  42. That is so sweet! What good big brothers she has :) So blessed.

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  43. Such sweet boys! Glad her first 2 days have gone so well...

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  44. Congratulations, Steph! She is lovely!

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  45. How fun for them to grow up together, and how fun for you to get a little girl! Love her little chubby cheeks!

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  46. Steph, you are just glowing and look SO happy as do your boys. What a true blessing! She's not going to worry about not getting enough attention that's for sure. And I love that Gray wants to get her a dinosaur from Target. Cute!

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  47. She will never have to worry about anything with her big brothers watching out for her. So cute!

    Hope mom is doing ok too!

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  48. Sniffle... sniff. So sweet! I'm glad they're all enjoying her. What's not to enjoy - just look at that sweet lil bundle! YUM.

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  49. She's so beautiful, Steph! Can't wait to hear the birth story!

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  50. That's so wonderful how they love her so. She is a very lucky little girl.

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  51. That is so cute! How adorable. They sound like such sweet big brothers. She wants a new dinosaur from Target - how funny! He sounds like a smart little boy. ;-)

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  52. Ohhhh, so adorable. Just the way my kids are. They live next to the new baby and want to do everything for him/her. So very sweet <3

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  53. When you have time you'll have to tell me how you did it without drugs!

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  54. Such sweet boys!! She is beautiful! Congrats!! Sorry I missed it, we were at the hospital!

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  55. Adorable... and so, as they say - Let the adventure begin! :)

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  56. I love that. Just wait until she gets into their stuff. ;) Wonder if they'll be so adoring then! I noticed that my son lost a lot of his adoration for his baby sister when she could bother his lego towers. LOL

    Make sure you send someone out for that dinosaur from Target.

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  57. Ivy is beautiful, congratulations! She is going to be very safe with her brothers around to protect her. :)

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  58. Aw, I knew they'd love her! I did wonder what Grey would think. I think she needs a new dino from Target too!

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  59. They are so adorable. I hope they always think she's a princess!

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  60. Aww. That is so sweet. It makes me all weepy. :)

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  61. I pity the first guy that wants to date her... and the first person at school that picks on her... she's going to grow up protected :)

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  62. That is so adorable. The bond they have already is priceless. It will only grow deeper as time goes by.

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  63. I miss my little princess! She is just so beautiful. I feel like I was in a dream the past few days. It was the best experience!

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  64. How sweet and adorable!! I especially love the picture of you with the boys and Ivy, how they are all huddled up around you looking at her. I'm so happy for you and your family!

    Take care,
    Steph

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  65. She's going to love her built-in audience!

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  66. She wants a new dinosaur from Target! LMAO! That is HILARIOUS!

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  67. That is so precious!! What good big brothers!!

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  68. Congratulations!! I'm so glad that Ivy arrived so happy and healthy and to such a loving band of adoring fans. She's a blessed girl.

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  69. Three big brothers, no one will ever mess with her.
    I'm wondering will we ever be able to get around the boys to see or hold her?? I bet they will hog her for sometime. But, that's a good thing.
    Amy

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  70. Congratulations!!! I'm so excited for you that she is finally here! Can't wait to see more pictures- especially of little Ivy wearing the sweater and hat you made her!

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  71. Oh my goodness...how precious! I can already tell that her big brothers will look out for her as she grows. No other boy will ever mess with her. She doesn't realize how lucky she is :o) Looks like you are having a blast with your little ducklings.

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  72. Oh gosh, so precious. I want to come stare at her too!

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  73. Oh, I love hearing about Ivy with her brothers. Too, too sweet!

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  74. I'm a little late, but I just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm glad everything went well and that she is already running the house...LOL!

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  75. What a beautiful little girl! Congrats!!

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  76. Oh how I understand this ;-) Our little Mary has 3 big brother too!

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