Tuesday, May 07, 2013

In which Malachi is born.

Even tho you know it's coming for nine months....
when babies come
it's always thrilling!


Off to see his little brother for the first time.


First look!
Beautiful boy.

8 lbs 13 oz.
21 1/2 inches long
May 3, 2013

Malachi Raymond Boucher


While Melinda recovers a little,
Matthew holds his second boy.

Asher and Malachi are almost exactly the age difference as Patrick and Matthew.
(four days off.)


Asher is fond of kissing...but not holding yet.


Is that a smile I see....
new baby dreams...




Malachi loves to suck and has taken to breastfeeding very well.
I think he is hungry again....
or it is just too cold to be outside
or his diaper is wet

oh my....
so begins the difficult, wondrous, first few months with an infant.

And a two year old.

How we do it?
With love and grace and hope and
very little sleep.

But we do it.

And it's so worth it.


Welcome sweet little baby.
I love you already.

The happiest days are when babies are born.

Love Donna


  1. oh, oh, oh....
    So precious! ALL of them!
    Just lovely pictures of a beautiful family!
    So happy for you all!

  2. Anonymous10:23 AM

    oh Donna, he is so sweet. congrats all around. beautiful pictures. i can't believe how much asher has grown.

    he is the exactly the same weight and length as my little guy, and on the 3rd of the month too (mine in July)

    -aimee (full time lurker, occasional commenter ;)

  3. So sweet! Congratulations! There is nothing quite as special as a newborn!

  4. I just walked in the door. So happy to see these glorious photos. Great to have you back, but of course you were doing the very important job of being Yaya to TWO grandsons :-)

    Melinda, Matthew, Asher and Malachi all look wonderful.

    Love is all over these photos, it's own special "focus". thanks for sharing.

  5. I'm a lurker too...but this was just too beautiful not to comment on. Congratulations to your whole family! What precious boys. Mine are 28 months apart...the "baby" is 18 years old and getting ready to graduate. How does time go so fast? This post brought me back 18 years in a flash...and made me teary. What a gift you've given them with your beautiful photographs...you are a blessing. Thank you for sharing.
    Back to lurking,

  6. Two beautiful, healthy grandsons. It doesn't get much better. Thank you for sharing your family.

  7. Anonymous10:39 AM

    Melinda and Matthew do know how to have beautiful boys...wow it is like seeing Asher as a baby again. What fun those two brothers will have together. I can already hear the laughter and whoops of joy. I agree, those are beautiful photographs. Their Yaya is the best around. Thank you so much for sharing. We have had you all in our prayers. love and prayers, jep

  8. Anonymous10:45 AM

    Congratulations!! Those photos are precious. What happy, happy times! All I can think of right now is that newborn smell and their velvety skin. And their little squeaks and faces. Oh dear...help me.

    I'm glad you're back! I was having Miz Boo withdrawals. LOL

    Sarah P. from Iowa

    1. Sarah, I was in withdrawal too :-)

      Oh yes, baby smells and soft skin is the best!

    2. Anonymous12:56 PM

      Not having Facebook or twitter, I was in withdrawal big time. So nice, so very beyond wonderful to see that everyone is doing well and that our Miz Boo is safely back home to tend to her "comment flock." I always said our sons smelled like little boy heaven, so fresh from God, such blessed miracles. jep

    3. {{{LIKE}}}

      hi jep :-)

    4. I am glad to see that I wasn't the only one having withdrawl! Glad you are back, Donna!

  9. Amen. Beautiful baby boy and his big brother. I have two granddaughters. I love the bonding between siblings immediately after birth. Such a sweet, sweet time. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  10. Anonymous10:57 AM

    Yaya does such a wonderful job with pictures. Nana, well she gets lots of pictures but not many of them are frameable!!! So glad Asher had time to get to know Yaya more. These pictures are beautiful!!!! -- Nana

  11. Nothing makes a two year old look like a near-collegian than bringing home a new baby!

    Beautiful family. As ever.


    1. {{{LIKE}}}

      "near collegian" about made me snort coffee onto my keypad :-)

    2. Anonymous12:08 PM

      So true....and so funny!!
      Mary Z

  12. He is beautiful congrats to all!

  13. Big Boy!! Matthew & Melinda make beautiful babies!! Congratulations to your whole family :-).

  14. Sonjasunshine11:18 AM

    Sweet precious beautiful family! Congratulations!

  15. Is that red hair I spy?! Wouldn't that be a wonderful trait to pass down to another generation!

    There is absolutely nothing like a brand new, fresh from the oven baby. You can still smell heaven in their neck folds.

    Congratulations to Melinda, Matthew, Yaya, and the whole Boucher clan!!

  16. That last picture of Melinda and Malachi takes my breath away. Yes, nothing like a new baby.

  17. Anonymous11:37 AM

    Beautiful photos telling a beautiful story. Thanks so much for sharing! It's special that A & M are the same distance apart as P & M.

    Blessings to all!!

    Mary Z

  18. What a sweetheart...congratulations! I saw your video of Asher on Vine a couple days ago so knew Malachi had come into the world.

  19. Anonymous11:46 AM

    Newborns are the most beautiful thing on earth. Photos of them, or holding a newborn, always makes me teary. I agree with Heidi R., that last photo of Melissa and Malachi is just beyond words. Congratulations, Donna. Your grandchildren(and children)are beautiful. Blessings on your expanding family.
    Debbie Z.

  20. Anonymous11:47 AM

    I too have to say congratulations! Such a beautiful family and the pictures are amazing! Oh to have images like that from when my guys were little.

    Kim L.

  21. "The happiest days are when babies are born." OH! this made me cry. Truth. How blessed you all are!

  22. Anonymous11:51 AM

    Donna, you have such a talent for writing..........Matthew should be so proud of the life he's made with Melinda and such beautiful children. The pictures are precious. Seems to me I remember that same infant smile on Ashers face when he was born, you caught it perfectly. Love to all, Karen F.

  23. So many thoughts...

    * Beautiful Malachi!
    * Big brother does suddenly look SO big. I remember thinking Madelaine was so big when Zack was born...she was 13 months old!
    * Great hair, Melinda! You look beautiful.
    * The picture of Asher kissing Malachi? Perfect.
    * Matthew looks like he was made to hold babies! Such confidence. Such a good daddy!

    I was just reading in Brennan's baby book of the day that Claire dropped him on his head. She sobbed and told us she was scared because when she dropped Abigail Molly (her baby doll), Abigail Molly's head came off. She was afraid to look and see if Bren's head had fallen off. All of that to say, Asher is probably wise to keep kissing until he is ready to hold his baby brother (-:

    And having Miz Booshay as the family photographer? What a gift!

    Congratulations to all of you, and welcome home, Donna.


    1. Anonymous12:59 PM

      Oh my, bet that was an exciting day at your house with Claire and dropped baby brother. We are keeping Claire in our prayers for her driving test. jep

    2. Jep...she PASSED. Now could you pray for her as she drives. It is enough to keep a mama on her knees!


    3. Anonymous8:14 PM

      Yes, we will put Claire on our list along with other young folks we pray for daily. Been there on the knees and still am with our one son living in the snowy north driving many miles to work and the other one big city driving. jep

  24. Congrats to you all! He's beautiful!

  25. congratulations! So happy for you!

  26. ...singing...."beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful boooooy"
    Congratulations, GrandmaBoo!

  27. Tears!!
    Goodness, those two beautiful people make such very gorgeous babies!! :)
    So happy for them, and for you!

  28. He's SO CUTE!!!! Congratulations to you all! I will be thinking of Melinda, especially, as she goes about recovering and caring for her boys. So sweet. :-)

  29. Congratulations to the whole family! Your grandsons are very handsome little boys. I sure hope you got some photos of YOU with your grandsons?

    1. Agreeing about Yaya getting in the photos with her precious grandsons. Do it!

  30. Many congratulations to Matthew and Melinda, Asher and the entire Boucher clan! Y'all make beautiful babies, that's for sure!!

  31. He IS absolutely beautiful. Love the name, too. Congratulations. Don't know about you, but I found being a grandma the second time around even lovelier than the first because you know how wonderful the blessing is.

  32. OH Donna

    SUch joyful news. Welcome baby boy Malachi. I LOVE their name choices.
    I was sooo tired after having Zach 3 weeks early and working the shift when my bag broke.
    it was wonderful to deliver among friends. Was Melinda among her L and D friends/?????

    Make them lots of meatloaf dinners and your awesome cooking will help so much when you cannot be there.

    At least its spring and they can all get out soon.

    HAPPY GRANMA DOnna!!! More baby pics please

  33. Anonymous3:17 PM

    Always such a blessed event. What a sweet face, lovely pictures, thank you for sharing and God Bless.
    Sandy R

  34. Congratulations Donna!!! What a blessing Malachi is to your family. So happy for you. :-)



  35. Tender love! I love guys holding babies and big brothers showing affection. Congratulations!

  36. love love love love

  37. I have two boys, so I can appreciate how sweet this blessing is to Matthew and Melinda. These pics bring back the memories. What beautiful pictures and precious family. Congratulations to all and God's blessings on your family as it grows.

  38. Congratulations!! I have been waiting anxiously for news and pictures of this sweet baby boy :-) Asher is precious with him, love the kissing picture.

  39. Congratulations to your family on the arrival of such a precious baby boy!!! What sweetness! Babies make the world a better place don't they?

  40. Congratulations!! Such an adorable little boy! Looks so much like his big brother to me.

  41. Congratulations to all. :) I just love new babies.

  42. "Fresh from God" are newborns. Lovely! Excited about our first grandson due this month after three granddaughters! Congratulations Donna!

  43. So beautiful. Congratulations to your family, Donna. They are just lovely.

  44. Awww!!!! He (and Asher!) are SO SUPER CUTE!....and that's saying a lot, since I have 7 other very cute siblings. :) I love that first family photo where Matthew is looking down at him...precious. :) Congrats to all of you!

  45. Anonymous8:29 PM

    Congratulations!! Beautiful photographs.

    --Krista W

  46. congratulations and what a wonderful blessing :) thanks for sharing some goodness. :)

  47. Dawn K8:45 PM

    Congrats! Babies are so much fun!!

  48. Love of the last photo of Melinda and Malachi! What a beautiful tender moment!

  49. Gorgeous baby!! It seems like Asher was just born. Time does fly!

  50. Oh so wonderful! What a blessing to capture it in pictures, Donna :-) Best wishes for a happy babymoon for all of them!

    Tammy ~@~

  51. I am so happy for all of you!

  52. Anonymous9:08 AM

    Such sweetness!

    Bridget in Minnesota

  53. Love the "love" you capture in your photos! What a beautiful baby! I remember when Asher was born I thought the same thing. You have a beautiful family. Congratulations! And thank you for sharing your joy!

  54. Thank you all for the wonderful, kind comments!!!
    I love to share with you all!


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