My Gracie Girl

All day I have been thinking, “I wonder if Kate will have enough energy to put some pictures up tonight?”  Then I thought, “wait a minute!  I have a blog too!”  I know its been a while since you have heard from me, but that should explain the life of a dad and husband to a pregnant wife.  I’ve been busy just trying to survive.

Brutal I tell you.  I’m so glad that’s over!

But since I have this little space of my own, and I’m just so darn excited to show her to you, I figured I could give you a few highlights of the last few days/hours/minutes cause I know you just can’t stand it.  I don’t blame you either, Gracie girl is C.U.T.E.  Now I won’t go into too much detail because I know Kate will want to give you the play by play.  But here are some highlights.

This is Gracie and I right when she came out at 6:25pm.  I think I look weird in this picture, but I guess its that new daddy look.

That is the look Bean Man had when he first got a look at his little sister.  I think he was more nervous about me wearing plastic scrubs then he was about Gracie.

Mom and Gracie getting to know each other while we waited for Kate to be able to move her legs again.  It took a long time for that epidural to wear off.  It also took a long time for my fingers to recover from the epidural incident.  Ouch.

Kate looking so happy to not be pregnant anymore.  You can’t see me in this picture, but I was doing a jig as well.  I’m so proud of her for making it thru 38 weeks without actually killing me.  Love you Gracie’s Mom!  By the way you look amazing in this picture, it must be that new mommy look!  🙂

This is when Bean Man really got to meet Gracie.  He was so curious, a little nervous, and very gentle.

This is a perfect little moment captured by yours truly.  Bean Man was leaving that first night and said “Bye Bye Momma, Bye Bye Baby”  It was the sweetest thing I have ever heard.

Sweet little Gracie.

See Bean Man, Gracie has little fingers too!

I’m going to end there… just to keep the suspense.   I will say before I go that the second time around is great so far.  It was such a wonderful surprise on Friday to get that phone call saying, “sweetie we have to go to the hospital”.  I think I have been smiling ever since, except for those few minutes where I thought I was going to lose my fingers.  Having a second baby is so fun!  You know what to expect, so it feels like a walk in the park!  When Bean came we were scared, like any new parents.  But with Gracie I know what’s coming.  I know how much joy and love came into our lives with Bean Man, and I can’t wait for that to grow even more now that we have a Gracie girl too.

…But two is enough.  Haha.  Stay tuned.

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74 Thoughts to “My Gracie Girl”

  1. Chris she is absolutely gorgeous! You look like such a proud daddy and Katie is glowing. You have earned your daddy medals for surviving pregnancy twice. We salute you!

  2. Heather in ND

    Thanks for the update, Chris!! You all look soooo happy! And I think you’re right about the comment on Twitter… we’re all SO excited for you, too! ENJOY! 🙂

  3. Congrats to you both! I love the look on Bean’s face in that first picture – so adorable. : )

  4. Congratulations! She is as precious as they all are straight from Heaven:)

  5. Beth H

    She is beautiful!

    Thank you for taking the time to post for all of us. 🙂

  6. She is so pretty. Congrats to the whole family. 🙂

  7. Maria

    She is gorgeous and perfect! Congratulations! Thank you so much for updating!

  8. Dessi

    Thank you so much for sharing with us Chris!! We have missed! You and Katie make the most beautiful babies! So happy for your family!

  9. Dora

    She is perfect!!! I’m so happy for you!!! You are a new family!! Enjoy!!! (I’m your Peruvian reader)

  10. Ashley

    SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!!! So happy for you guys!

  11. Jennifer B

    Chris–Congratulations and thank you for sharing. You have a beautiful family

  12. You must be so proud! What a beautiful family. but did I miss something? What is the epidural incident?

  13. Thanks for taking some time to update all your imaginary friends, and for finally posting in the man cave, Chris! Gracie is so pretty — Congrats to the whole family 🙂

  14. Dyanna

    She is precious!!! The picture where Bean is leaving makes me tear up…just the look on Katie! Congrats to the whole family!!

  15. Sarah H.

    Thanks for posting Chris!! I love the pictures and Gracie is totally ADORABLE. But do you know what did me in? Seeing Bean with the baby! Because for so long Bean has been the baby, for all of us blog readers–and to see him now in the role of the big brother–being gentle and saying bye bye, aww!! Good luck and best wishes to all FOUR of you 🙂

  16. Congratulations!!! Thank you for sharing those wondeful pictures with us! I cried!! but they were happy tears! I absolutely love the one with the 4 of you!.. Gracie is such a cutie!! Good Bless your family!!

  17. Congratulations! I can only imagine how happy you all are that Gracie is finally here (and that Katie is done being pregnant!)

  18. Congrats Chris!! I’m so happy for you guys! She is beautiful!!


    P.S. Oh Lordy…I’m in serious trouble now…my ovaries are screaming at me!!! Which really means…you guys are in trouble for making my ovaries scream at me!!!!! 😉

  19. Angela

    Thank gosh one of you two finally posted.
    Gracie is so beautiful 🙂
    The picture of Bean saying bye bye melts my heart
    Congrats to the Brown family 🙂

  20. I’m LOVING it. She is just the cutest little girl ever. And I’m not just saying that. My WORD! Keep the updates coming – we are on the edge of our seats over here! Give Katie my love! 🙂

  21. Oh my goodness. Those pictures of Bean and Gracie just brought tears to my eyes. Congratulations to all of you. So excited for you 🙂

  22. Angela

    by the way, Gracie looks EXACTLY like Katie.
    Still can’t get over baby Gracie’s cuteness.

  23. Erin R.

    Yay, daddy! Thanks for giving us readers a teaser post 😉 Gracie is so precious and seeing Bean with her just made me tear up. Congratulations, Brown family!

  24. Amy L Butler

    Thank you so much for sharing the pics and stories. I’ve been talking about y’all for a few days and my family and friends keep looking at me like I’m crazy. I keep trying to convince them that y’all are real folks living a totally awesome life. I love the blog. I learn so much from y’all and just enjoy all that y’all share. Thanks for sharing and CONGRATS!! 🙂

  25. Ella

    Congratulations!!! Gracie is just adorable! What a sweet family 🙂

  26. Kristin H

    She is adorable! Congratulations to all of you! I LOVE that first picture of Bean – what a great face. And that one of Katie when Bean said goodbye – I think my heart melted!

  27. Nicole

    So glad I’m not the only one crying over these pictures! She I’d gorgeous! Chris, you are the sweetest husband ever and the way you speak of Katie is absolutely beautiful! The picture were Bean is saying goodbye, it looks like Grace is waving at him! And you couldn’t have caught a better picture of Katie’s reaction, priceless!!!

  28. heather M

    Congratulations to you all and welcome to your new addition to the family. Grace looks beautiful 🙂

  29. Meredith J

    AWWWWWWWW! I LOVE the pictures! Thank you for posting, we all know you’re a very busy daddy!! Bean saying bye bye to his new baby sister is the cutest thing ever!!!

  30. Congratulations to your family, she is beautiful! Second, and even third babies are so much easier than the first! Enjoy every moment, even the sleep deprived moments because they don’t last forever!

  31. Joke

    Yay yay yay yay yay!!!!!! Congratulations to all of you 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Thank you so much for updating us, I’m very happy that you are all doing well! Enjoy your time with Gracie!

  32. Congratulations!!! She’s beautiful! So happy for you and your family!

  33. Holli

    Holy cute baby, Batman! Congrats to all of you! She’s beautiful!!

  34. She is absolutely adorable! Congratulations on your sweet baby girl! Great job on capturing such beautiful pictures and on writing such a sweet blog about your family.

  35. Oh congratulations to both of you new parents for the second time!! Gracie is so beautiful, Kate must be so proud:))

  36. Oh, it’s good to hear some news, especially from your perspective, Chris. The picture and description of Bean saying bye to his mum and baby sister gave me tears. Congratulations to you all!

  37. Congratulations! I’m very happy for y’all!

  38. Marie

    Congratulations guys! Gracie is beautiful & Chris I have tears in my eyes after that post. So happy for you all.

  39. Sally CC

    Congratulations !! What a beautiful family and thanks for sharing all the wonderful moments with us. I look forward to reading this site every day!

  40. Alyssa

    Great post Chris! You tell Katie to take some time off of the blog, Ok? We’ll all still be here when she is ready to tell us all about her and Gracie 🙂 Enjoy your wonderful new larger family!

  41. Thanks so much for the update! She is so beautiful, and the four of you are a beautiful family. Congratulations!

  42. Anu

    Awwwwwwww…….. Gracie girl is so cute. Congratulations!!

  43. Congratulations guys, she really is beautiful!

  44. She is adorable and you guys look great, too! Thank you so much for posting an update!! I feel like I know you guys so I’ve been anxious for more details! 🙂 So exciting and I’m very happy for all of you!

  45. Lisa

    Congratulations!! Gracie is so beautiful and it was great to see a few pictures of your newly expanded family. So happy for you both 🙂

  46. Regina

    Happy Birthday Gracie! Congratulations to a beautiful family.

  47. Alicia

    She’s just precious and Gracie looks just like her mommy!!! So happy for you all!

  48. Thanks for posting Chris!! She’s adorable!

  49. Shelley

    THANKS for the update, Chris. Yes, waiting for pics has been torturous! Gracie is CUTE! Congratulations to you both!

  50. Aw, such beautiful pictures! Congratulations to all of you!

  51. Congrats! She’s beautiful.

  52. Whitney W.

    Congratulations, again! She is such as doll, and I love Bean’s face when he’s meeting her! So sweet and gentle.

  53. CONGRATS!!! She is just gorgeous! And so is Katie! Amazing…..thanks for posting these

  54. Cathy

    Congratulations! And, good luck settling into your new family of four.

  55. Congratulations!! Thanks for the update. I am so happy for you guys!! Now I am jealous…I can’t wait to be done being pregnant too, lol!!! 🙂

  56. Gracie is beautiful! Thanks for the update!

  57. Yay Chris!! So happy for you! Thanks for taking a few minutes to write a post for us. 🙂

  58. Tammy

    How sweet! Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures of baby and family. I love how Gracie is looking at Bean and it looks like she is waving bye bye to him also!

  59. Caroline

    So beautiful! Thank you for sharing the pictures — what a beautiful, healthy little girl! Congratulations to you, Katie, and big brother Bean!

  60. That picture with the fingers is beautiful! Congratulations!

  61. I am so happy you made it through, Chris! Congratulations on the new addition! And I might have to stop reading the blog for a while–it makes me want to give Porter a sibling right this instant and that is so NOT in the cards for us right now!

  62. 1. Congratulations. Your baby girl is absolutely beautiful… what chubby little cheeks!
    2. The picture of the 4 of you made me cry. Not just a few tears here… C.R.Y. What a beautiful and tender moment to be caught on film. You are an extraordinary family.
    3. I need to go kiss my sleeping baby now 🙂

  63. Katie looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  64. Kimberly P.

    I am so happy for the three (now four) of you! Congratulations, congratulations, and congratulations!!! 🙂

  65. Maryellen

    Congratulations! So excited to hear more about the new bundle & Bean’s reactions to the first few weeks with Gracie around!

  66. kathy

    Newborns are not usually that cute! She really is adorable. Congratulations!

  67. Tressa

    Congratulations Chris!! You have the most beautiful family, complete with Grace now! Thank you for taking the time to update us. Can’t wait to hear more. That picture of Katie, when Bean man was saying goodbye, MELTED MY HEART!

  68. Amanda

    Great job Chris and Katie! You knocked it out of the park again, what a beautiful family 🙂 Chris – you must PROMISE ME that you will take that photo of Katie smiling into the camera with little Gracie in her arms and you will back it up on 3 hard drives. Then you will make one enlarged print and frame it and stick it somewhere. And then you will make another enlarged print and you will immortalize it forever in a book or a baby album that Gracie will get to keep when she grows up. I can’t think of any greater gift to give a daughter young or older than a photo that shows just how RADIANT and full of love her mom was the day she was born 🙂

  69. bec

    Awesome post…makes me want to have a second baby NOW!

  70. Those last 2 pictures did me in and now I’m crying on my keyboard. Congrats to you all, Gracie and Momma look perfect!

  71. Rachel, UK

    Congratulations Chris 🙂 She’s beautiful and you sound so happy x

  72. Michelle

    I love that you are such a proud daddy, that you had to post before Katie was able! What a sweet post, too; I love the picture you took of Bean saying “bye bye” to mommy and baby- it made my heart smile.
    Watching you with Katie and your babies makes me so excited to see my husband become a daddy when we start our own family this year!
    Congrats to you, Katie, and the whole Brown family. Gracie is truly beautiful!

  73. Halcuri

    Congrats to both of you and of course, to Bean as well. My little girl looked a lot like Bean when she saw her new little brother for the first time. Enjoy this time together! And as for your parting statement – my hubby and I also agreed that two was plenty for our family and feel with our girl and boy, we are complete!

  74. Laura

    Nice to see you blogging! Congrats…Gracie is adorable and you and Katie (and Bean) look truly happy!

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