Espen Daniel Barlow arrived on July 15th at 7:40pm. 7 lbs 13 oz.
Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers. We are home and doing well. Life is good and terrifying at the same time–lots of changes and adjustments.
Here is Tony and Espen our first night home. Tony takes prides in his baby beard that he grows while we stay at the hospital. I must say it was a little more impressive the first time around with Elias.
As proud Norwegians, we kept seeing the name Espen and it kind of stuck. We checked out the Norwegian world cup soccer team and there were 2 Espens on the team, so it verified that it must be good name!
Another ultra-adorable baby! Gratulerer!
I can relate to the terrified feeling completely. When I brought home Baby #3, I experienced a 24-hr period wherein I freaked out internally that I had ruined my other two’s lives, everything wasjoust so different! But you adjust quickly and then can’t remember what life was like before (in a good way!). Tell your mom hi from me if you can find the time! So very glad for your family!
I read and love your blog and I am sending you all sorts of congratulations on little Espen. He is just adorable! I had four children, one every 2 years for 8 years, and luckily never felt terrified. I’m sure the feeling will pass quickly, you’ll make all those little changes and adjustments smoothly, and all of you will be feeling gratitude and joy and loads of love for the new little fellow and his place in all your hearts. 🙂
The baby blanket turned out fantastic, as did the child 🙂 Congratulations, what a happy day!
Your look so peaceful with you new son..as does Tony! I love the blanket! It is fits the photo and baby so well. Congratulations on your new addition! God bless!
Hi Barlow Family,
Congratulations on your newest arrival. Can’t wait to meet baby Espen the next time you visit Heirloom Creations!
Best Wishes from Cleo, Gary, Sara & Steve
oh my, I need to come over and squish him up! He is adorable! I’ve been checking your blog daily to see if you posted pictures! Thank you for finally doing so….not to add stress to your already hectic new family life! I’ll give you a call in a couple weeks when you are more settled and we are back from vacation. I have a little something for you! Congrats & God’s Blessings to all of you! Stacy