The wait is over.

Finally. We have our little man. Yes, it’s a boy. Wyatt Scott Payne was born on February 13. Since that wondorous, life-changing day life has seemed to spiral away into the abyss. We find ourselves staring at this wonder for hours on end trying to wrap our heads around what has happened. Time disappears more quickly than I could ever have imagined. We find ourselves watching the sun set every afternoon and trying to recount the day and what has become of it. ┬áIt’s a roller coaster ride like I’ve never seen before. Emotions swirl around in our sleep deprived heads. Joy, panic, frustration, fear, amazement, and happiness are in constant battle in my head. Out of everything, I can say the best way to describe it all is that I’m overwhelmed. It’s just so much to take in and you try to soak up every moment while also trying to keep your life moving forward. Overwhelmed with everything, really. I’ve never felt so much love, so much fear, and so much wonder in my life. It’s a very, very powerful feeling. I’m going to try to ride this wave of emotion as long as I can.

For now, we’re getting to know our boy. The more time we spend with him, the more we figure out his little personality. Neither one of us can wait to see what he grows up to be – we just want to see what this kid becomes. Until then, I’ll try to enjoy every second with him. I know it’s going to go by too quickly. Already, I look back at photos taken last week and can see a change! It’s amazing to watch time march by before your eyes. This is going to be one epic ride…

PS – Thank you so much to everyone that has been here for us. To all the friends and family that have done so much – from going to the grocery for us, to just calling and offering congratulations – you don’t know how much it means to feel this loved. Natalie and I both thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We really are grateful to have such great people in our lives. So, I’m going to go on being overwhelmed and try to enjoy every second of it.

Happy Wednesday!

jp

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