(‘bā.bē) n. 1. The apple of our eyes. 2. The
spring in our step. 3. The song in our
hearts. 4. The light in our lives.
The Full Nelson Experience recently grew 8lbs fuller. Introducing the newest member, Vann Martin Nelson. Vann was born on January 28, 2016 at 1:45am. He weighed 8 lbs 1 oz and was 21 inches long. He is perfect and our hearts are full.
“Tiny hands and tiny feet, make life complete.”
Vann has a very sweet disposition. He loves to be held and snuggled and cries only when he’s hungry. He stares intently when you talk or sing to him. It’s only been 1 month but we can’t imagine our family without him.
It’s amazing how something so tiny can fill us with so much joy.
The kids are in love with their baby brother.
Although Madelyn’s done this twice before, is very experienced when it comes to being a big sister, and takes on much responsibility when caring for her siblings, she still continues to embrace the role.
Maddox is mesmerized by baby Vann. He holds him and just gazes into his eyes. He dreamed of having a baby brother. It was a dream he never thought would come true. But it has and he’s not letting a moment slip by.
Clara is a little mom. I’m quite sure she thinks Vann is her doll. She always needs to know where he is and is never far behind. Clara doesn’t like waiting to hold him when the other kids are holding him but she’s not in the least bit jealous when Jon or I hold him. She’s fascinated by his tiny fingers and toes and loves to feel his soft skin and fuzzy hair.
Over the past month, Vann has already grown and changed so much. It’s exciting to see each child develop and evolve into their own person. As we know, our time with a newborn goes by far too quickly. That is why we have taken every opportunity to enjoy this precious newborn stage. The past month has consisted of lots of love, cuddles and cozy naps. The perfect beginning to life.
“I don’t want to kiss you good night
So I’ll just keep on holding you tight
‘Cause I know you’ll change and you’ll grow
You’ll get bigger with each morning light…”
Magical moments like these are what make my heart skip a beat.
Vann, you are loved!