i’ve known the gray’s for about 2 years when i was privledged enough to attend their second child, maleia’s birth and ever since then, we have kept in touch. this time i was able to actually be with them while heather labored. something that didn’t happen with maleia’s birth due to Heather almost having her in the car on the way to the birthing center. i walked in 2 seconds after maleia was born. when heather became pregnant with their third, (their first boy!) they asked me to attend their delivery once again. malachi alexander was born at home at 6:53 am and weighed in at 8lbs. 1oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long!

heather is a wonderful example of a christian mother that dearly adores  her beautiful children and frederic is a hard working -jack of all trades- father that would lay down his very life for his family without even blinking. every minute spent in their presence is blessed and cherished. i always consider it a huge honor to attend a birth-something so monumental and emotional for a couple.

DSC_0035

oldest sister, noelani talking with mommy and daddy inbetween contractions.

DSC_0039

he’s here!

DSC_0058

DSC_0064

DSC_0070

wrinkley, tiny toes!

DSC_0099

DSC_0078

i just love noelani’s expression in this!

DSC_0108

DSC_0115

DSC_0327

DSC_0315

DSC_0317

DSC_0322

so tiny in his daddy’s arms. i can only imagine what we will look like in our Heavenly Father’s arms one day.

DSC_0124

maleia meeting malachi for the first time…

DSC_0227

DSC_0264

i think this one is my favorite….

DSC_0282

noelani and malachi

DSC_0204

DSC_0214

DSC_0162

he had no problem finding his thumb!

DSC_0154 copy

DSC_0166 copy

frederic had been up all night studying until heather went into labor….but we all thought it was so funny that he can fall asleep anywhere!

DSC_0328

mommy and her lil’ helpers

DSC_0324

Advertisements