Monday, April 18, 2011


wowsers, I can't believe it, Katie Boo is a mom....

I missed her wedding, I missed the birth, but I was not going to miss this baby, so I cleared my schedule for the rest of the week, jumped in the car, filled the tank with liquid gold and took a lil' roadtrip through the desert to Arizona to surprise my beautiful sister. It was a pleasant drive, and I listened to my iPod on shuffle mode the whole way. Music makes everything better, especially long trips, I rather enjoyed my expedition and found it therapeutic amongst crazy times...

I love surprises, I walked in the door, emotional moment, she cried her face off. She had just gotten home from the hospital, celebrating her 3rd anniversary, recovering from the intense physical demands of child-bearing, sleep deprived and just beginning to grasp the magnitude of her new found role and responsibility as a mom. I could tell she was overwhelmed and yet in awe of this miraculous creation named Heath.

Just to look at him, you feel love. Unexplainable love, and he's not even mine. He is so teeny-tiny, so delicate and pure. Straight from heaven, he has my sisters eyes, lanny's mouth and cheeks, and the lil' guy has got some piano playing fingers on him. My sister said he got that from me, glad I could contribute:) He isn't much of a cry-baby, but even his cry is even heartbreakingly adorable, rhaspy and sweet, he got that from our side of the family, the "White rhasp" we all were born with. And at merely four days old he is already rolling over from his tummy to his back, next thing we know he will be doing push-ups and running marathons, he's a strong lil' man. His furry soft skin gets loads of kisses and we honestly just can't get enough of him. Grandma and grandpas, aunts and uncles and cousins... he is the center of our universe right about now.

Hard parts are hard... nursing and feeding, this isn't a snap. It's a full-time deal, around the clock. I won't elaborate, moms out there, I am sure you can relate, wowsers. A lot of pressure and stress on a momma to provide the sustenance essential to a babies survival and growth. Major props to my sister, she is a tough gal, with each day it's getting better. Then there is long nights and little sleep... Lil' humans got their clocks reversed, day is night and night is day, he want's to sleep while the suns up and party all night. I imagine she can plan on being perpetually tired for the next year... but if you'd ask her, she'd say it's worth it:)

I don't have children (yet), I don't know anything about parenting, I was a nanny for G&G, which provides some preparation but not quite the same thing... I know I am not really qualified to speak upon the subject, but just those four days with Katie and lanny and baby Heath, My observation is this: Becoming a parent is big stuff, the biggest, important, it's serious, it's sacrifice, it's challenging, it's scary, it's fun, it's rewarding, it's pure happiness, it's forever. I am so so proud of my sister, she is amazing, hope I can be a good mom like she is, like our mom is, and I'm sure she'll be there when her big sister is breaking down in the middle of the night trying to figure out what to do next. I'm so grateful that I got to be there for some of the first few days of this lil' guys life. I miss him already...

I got to snap some photos of him on his fourth day on earth, prepare for your heart to melt. And you MUST MUST MUST see the pictures of his birth taken by the amazing Jessica, my brother Tyler's girlfriend... stunning, the next best thing to being there in person!!!

4 days old, here he is. amazing. lola the dog is always by katie's side
uhh! can you even stand it?! so cute I could just scream, quietly :)
grandma kaylene aka the "baby whisperer", auntie brooke and proud grandpa brad
His first bath at home, grandma helping the Boo...


  1. Congrats to your family! Heath is a doll! :P

  2. i love this pics... All your family are beautiful !! greetings from costa rica dear :D Baby boo rock's !! :)

  3. Heath, American Idol 2027 winner!!

  4. Really sweet pictures, Brooke! And the ones on that other site are amazing! It's great that you got to be there so early in his life and for your sister. :)

  5. Aw, so cute! As a mom and a grandma, I can say, Brooke, you have begun to capture in words what being a mom and grandma, is all about,and there is so much more-really there aren't enough words to truly explain how wonderful, grand,exciting, fantastic, and amazingly awesome it is!
    I nursed our daughters, and our daughter nursed her son, (our grandson) little Kaiden, and will nurse the new baby coming in May, also--there is such an incredible bond,nothing else like it in the world, tremendously rewarding!I know your mom and dad feel this--it is so magnificent & heartwarming to see your child become a mommy-our daughter is the BEST and most loving, devoted mommy in the world, so proud of her, and our son in law is so Great, as well.
    Oh, JOY, JOY, JOY!!! Auntie J. and Grandpa are the BEST ever, too.We are so blessed.
    Again, Congratulations. So glad you were able to get back to Arizona.

  6. I had no clue that you took these when you were here. I love them! Sometimes I think you were meant to be a photographer. Heath clearly got the photogenic gene that runs in the family.

    Thanks for the reference btw :)

  7. Oh, how precious! What a sweet, pure, innocent little miracle. Congratulations to your whole family on this beautiful blessing, Brooke!

  8. Being an aunt is almost like being a second mom. Enjoy, Brooke!