I know I disappeared but, I have a good excuse. Presenting my adorable nephew: Eric Shawn (last name) Junior. He made his way into the world February 8th at 4:30 PM weighing 6 pounds, 4 ounces and 19.5 inches long.

My sister Katie was set for a repeat c-section on February 18th but, Shawn didn’t agree with that birthday.

Big sister Kyrsie is all smiles and already a pro at holding him. She’s 8 and now thinks that this her little brother is “the cutest baby ever.”

I agree that he is one of the five most beautiful children, those being my nephews and niece.

And, I’ve even included a bad picture of me holding him. He’s just sweet and tiny, and has that new baby smell that just makes the world seem to be a beautiful place.