Sunday, May 24, 2009

Meet little Jaxson!

Jaxson Mit Thomas Campbell
6 pounds 9 ounces
19½ inches
born 7:58 am
May 21st, 2009
The Big Moment
Love at First Sight...and Sound
Proud Mama & Papa
They couldn't believe he was finally here!
cooing jaxson, smiling daylan, coughing kaylea & gitchy-gooing spencer
do I really have 4 kids?

~Please excuse my recent blog absence as we regroup from a very eventful & overwhelming few weeks emotionally & physically. *Sunday morning (the 17th) began the craziness as we heard the saddening news that Tim's cousin Russ passed away unexpectedly in his sleep. Tim went through the typical feelings of denial, shock, sadness, and guilt for not having spent more time with him these last few years. After grieving with Russ' family for a time, we were required to quickly move on with rest of our week. Tim was asked to speak at the funeral adding a little more stress & emotion to things.

*Wednesday (20th) the kids said goodbye to friends as it was their last day of school here in Mesa. Daylan graduated from his 3 yr old Preschool class & We celebrated our 10th Wedding Anniversary with foot massages, a quick dinner @ Paradise Bakery & a priesthood blessing from Tim & my Dad. I showed Tim the video I had made him highlighting our 10 years together with home-video clips & pictures.

Then it was off to bed because 5:30 am, *Thursday morning (21st) came quickly as we showed up to the hospital. We welcomed sweet Jaxson into our family. A joyous moment amidst the chaos! *Later that day we even signed papers on a house in Queen Creek that we will be moving to in July.

*Friday morning as Tim attended Russ' viewing all the emotion that had built up over the past 5 days tumbled over and he broke down. But my brave Tim mustered up the courage to get on stage and give the opening talk at the funeral. I longed to be there with him and give my love and support but lay there helpless in a hospital bed, only able to support him via texting. I heard he gave an amazing talk on the Plan of Salvation and spoke of the 4 days that Russ & Jaxson had together and things they must have talked about. Tim insightfully spoke of death & birth having just experienced both & explained that both were intricate to the Plan. (Russ, a devoted husband & father to 2 young daughters would have turned 36 today.)

*I find my last post ironic as I mentioned having Faith even though we don't know all that our life entails. I pray that my testimony of the Plan of Salvation might always pull me through whatever life has in store.*

~We are enjoying every minute with our little angel Jaxson and love just gazing at him and feeling his sweet presence in our home.~
He's Our Dream Come True; An Answered Prayer!
~Amazing that the more children I have, the more I truly realize what a miracle & blessing they are from our Father In Heaven.~

Just when I think my heart couldn't stretch any further with love....it does.

20 comments:

TIFFANY & CO. said...

YEA! YEA!!! YEA!!!!!!

What neighborhood did you buy in? What are your cross-roads? Did you find a house for us too?? :)

The Whatcott Fam said...

He's such a beautiful baby- congrats! Hopefully things have settled down for you guys- what a crazy month! Let us know where in QC you're moving- maybe close to us! :)

Jamie Mehan said...

He's gorgeous, my friend! Yay for boys!
Congrats on the house, too. Wow, what a crazy time for you guys. Hope you're getting good sleep. :)

Tia said...

That was an emotional post to read Im sure it was emotional to write as well. Im soo excited for your little one to finally be here - he's beautiful but of course all of your kids are! love the shirts by the way - congrats!!! Can't wait to see more pictures Im sure they're on the way.

Rachel Hanchett said...

His is so beautiful! I've been wondering about you these past few weeks I guess I should have been more in tune and just come by. I hope things calm down a little bit but please let me help out with your kiddos too, call me!

Jeni Everett said...

I am so happy for you guys! What a blessing to have new little baby in your home. Speaking of home, congrats on your new place!

The Ashlocks said...

He is just adorable and I love the name! I am with everyone else-Where in Queen Creek are you going? We are in QC too. Sorry to hear about Tim's cousin.

A day in the life of the Campbell's said...

Yeah! so happy to see your post. The pictures are amazing as always. I was very proud of Tim and his talk he gave..it was very powerful and I was sitting there thinking "oh I wish Audra could've been here to hear this" We are so excited to have the opportunity to have a new nephew in the family and be able to see him grow. Congratulations and hope you are feeling better.

Raich said...

How crazy...Yes you are now a mother of four, you are only to have four if life is already in chaos. I'm sorry that the timing was as it was but they will be entwined in your memory as an example of LIFE. I think he looks like Kaylea when he first came out but not the other pics with his eyes open.?? Love the name. Cute little Jax, could we have expected anything else bute cuteness?? So sweet.

Harding Family said...

What a cutie! Congrats. 4 kiddos-that's awsome! Tell Tim I'm sorry for his loss. Hang in there, thank goodness for the gospel.

Heather Jeppsen said...

Congratulations! I've been waiting for the post and hoping everything went well and that you've adjusted to four. I'm glad everything is perfect. Enjoy your little one. It goes too fast.

kwistin said...

Oh, Audra! This was a beautiful post. It sounds like your little family is going through a lot of changes. I'm proud of you for striving to be strong! I'm sorry to hear about Tim's loss. I hope that healing comes soon. Sweet little Jaxson is adorable, and so are your kids at his arrival! The new house sounds exciting, as well! Congratulations.

Carrie said...

Congrats, Audra! He is precious. I'm sorry about the loss of Tim's cousin...it is always difficult to hear things like that. Even when it is someone I don't know, it still really hits home. Enjoy your new little one!

Carol said...

Oh he is sooo sweet. Congratulations Audra & Tim! Enjoy these newborn days.

Ezra, Kian, & Eden said...

What a cutie! I can't wait to hold him and get my snuggle fill. I am sorry to hear about Tim's loss, that is so sad. But I'm super excited that you mentioned a move to Queen Creek....I can't wait! :)

Becky said...

Wow! What an emotional couple weeks. I'm glad you pulled through. You have a beautiful little boy and so tiny! Congrats on your new house too. Hope all goes well.

The Evans Family said...

WHAT A SWEET LITTLE GUY!!! I know you all are just gobbling him up!! :) You have a precious, beautiful family. CONGRATULATIONS!! We love you!!!

sarajane said...

(Love your new background Audy) Jaxson's pictures are adorable!:)I'm so excited for you guys and also feel for you too.I'd say Heaven's been busy lately with things around here.The same day as Tim, I attended and played my violin at my really good friend's Mom's funeral. Its been pretty tough, but these moments are a part of life and help us strengthen our testimony. Love you! ps: let me know if you need help with moving!

kristal said...

Your last quote made me soo excited for this baby (of mine). I always worry that I won't be able to love another one as much as i love these guys, but I worry about that everytime, and it always happens that I do love them as much! I LOVE your sweet baby! And I LOVE the name. That's what we were going to name boston (same spelling and all) but then our friend had a baby right before us and name dhim Jax. urg! I LOVE his dark hair and dark eyes. He looks like my arab babies. Keep posting more pics. I love seeing how much they change in the first month!

Brian and Janette said...

Congrats! He's beautiful!