The Marsh Family

The Marsh Family

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Allow me to take one post to be a little mushy. It's my husband's first Father's Day!! Courtney & I have been together for so long (15 years in October) and when we got married 7 years ago we knew we would have kids one day. We chose though to wait until we had plenty of time just the 2 of us and were able to do some things we wanted. We spent our 2 years in Puerto Rico doing what we wanted and just spending time together. Nine months ago we decided to not try to get pregnant but just not try to prevent it anymore. After just 2 months of that we got pregnant with our beautiful boy. My husband was wonderful during the pregnancy and took great care of me. I never imagined he could do any better than he did for those long months but he has! Courtney is an amazing father and I am so thrilled to be on this journey with him. He changes diapers - even though he said he wouldn't until he was healed. He gets up with me in the middle of the night to help me out. I usually change the diaper while Courtney gets bottles ready. Then he feeds while I pump to make more bottles. (No, baby boy still won't latch on....we're still trying though!) He has been doing dishes, cleaning house, going to the store, anything I ask him to do he does. Most of the time I don't even have to ask him! I love watching him with our son! I think that is my favorite part of the day. You see only pure joy on his face when he is holding Cael. And in the same way, Cael is so content while his Daddy is holding him. I am so proud of my husband and the father he has become. So, thank you Courtney for the gift of our son. Thank you for being so wonderful! Happy 1st Father's Day!

One of my favorite pictures!

This is Cael's version of "Blue Steel" from the movie Zoolander.

4 Generations of Butlers: Great Grandma Butler, Grammy Dana, Kelly & Cael

All dressed up for Father's Day!


DancerInDC said...

So adorable!

Happy Father's Day, Courtney. :)

jizzle said...

Ah, mushy mush. But deserved mushy mush.

Can't wait to see you soon!