Wednesday, August 23, 2006

More Pictures?

We've just uploaded nearly 60 new photos of Will, friends & family. Check them out to see what's been going on. Just click here!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


The Son is the...


the expression, the Light-being, the out-raying or radiance of, the reflection of...

the Father's


the perfect imprint and very image of in nature...

Hebrews 1:3 says it so well, speaking of Jesus & Father God.
The Son is the radiance of the Father's glory...
How true it is for all father's & sons. I pray today that my son will be the radiance of his Heavenly Father's glory. If Will bears any reflection of me, may it only be the reflection of Christ in me.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Growing Fast

Today we had our 2 week checkup with the pediatrician & Will weighed in at a whopping 10lbs 2oz. That's a full pound more than his birth weight! And he's grown a 1/2 inch since he was born. So there's no reason to worry here. Will couldn't be doing better. Our doctor was very pleased with his growth. His grandmother from Columbus is here this week helping us out & taking care of him & Alisha while I get back into the routine of working for a living. We're blessed to have her here. Will sleeps pretty good at night. He typically only gets up twice in the night to eat. Usually he'll sleep 4 hours at a time at night before getting hungry again. He seldom cries. He's a pretty laid back kid as of right now & we feel very blessed! I'm sure there will be phases where that won't be the case, but as of right now... he's easy to get along with. As you can see in the picture above, his number 1 concern right now is getting ready for the upcoming college football season. War Eagle!

Friday, August 11, 2006

Five Hundred & Thirteen

513. That's how many pictures we've taken of Will so far in his 10 days of life outside the womb. That's over 50 photos a day. That's a lot, right? Poor guy will probably go blind from the constant flash going off all the time! At least his life will be well documented. Today both my Grannys from my side of the family are coming to town, so yes... there will be more pictures. And that's ok. It's an exciting time & we're enjoying every minute of it. Some of the highlights include things like getting peed & pooped on while doing diaper changes, & during bath time. There's also the daily gargantuan spit up to look forward to. Like last night I had him on my shoulder just resting, & here it comes, everything he just had for dinner on my shoulder. O well. We sleep when he sleeps, which is not normally when we like to sleep, but we take sleep when we can get it. It's fun, really.... I promise.

By way of update, Alisha is starting to feel much better. I think she'll be back to full strength in a couple of weeks. But she has really improved from the first week after having Will. We're thankful for that. I'll be going back to work next week. But she'll have family around to help her when I'm not there. If you haven't come by to visit, we hope you know you're welcome to come. We'd love to introduce you to our son. (Just call first to make sure we're awake!)

We are so grateful for all our friends who have brought food. We have eaten like royalty over the past few days. It has really been a blessing & we pray that God will bless you in return for the way you've blessed us.

One more thing, a quick congratulations to our friends Jon & Stacy on the birth of their daughter Jordan Page! We're praying for you guys.

Check out the "Baby Photos" link on the right to see the latest photos!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


Things continue to go great & we're having a lot of fun so far. Will is the king of making funny faces. Not bad considering he's only 1 week old. Here's a couple of the most recent pictures that make us smile. Remember, we're constantly updating & adding more photos to the links on the right. If you're a photo fanatic like we are, you'll enjoy taking a look. You can do a slide show or just enjoy looking at the thumbnails. Either way, we think he'll make you smile too.

Monday, August 07, 2006

First Outing

Today has been an exciting day of firsts. We had our first doctors appointment this afternoon for Will. It was our first time to pack a diaper bag, get ourselves ready and get to an appointment on time with our newest bundle of joy. It is amazing how you learn to multi-task! We are happy to report that Will now weighs 9lbs. 2oz. The doctor said he is doing great. Corey was excited to dress him in an outfit that he picked out for him. Notice the drums on his shirt. Hopefully, he will grow up to love music like daddy.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Home Sweet Home

We are home! It's so nice to finally be here & be able to have the comforts of home. I think Will likes this new place. He seems to be content. Today we gave him his first bath. That was exciting. He's enjoying his life... eating, sleeping, & doing everything else babies do. Alisha is continuing to get better. She is still on the upswing, but hopefully she'll be back to full strength before too long. Thanks to everyone who has been praying for us during this exciting time. We truly feel blessed.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Going Home

We just got the good news. Alisha is doing better this morning according to the doctor, so we'll be going home soon. Thanks for your prayers. We're excited to get to bring Will home & show him his new room, let him meet his dog Sam, & all that cool stuff! We'll try to keep you posted here on the blog to let you know how it's going. We're constantly adding new photos to the "Baby Pictures" link, so you can check that & scroll to the bottom to see the most recent pictures. Here's one of my newest favorite photos:

Thursday, August 03, 2006

One more night till homecoming

As it turns out, we're here at the hospital for one more night. Will is doing terrific. We praise God for that. Alisha, however, is still a little anemic. The Doc. doesn't want to send her home till she's feeling a little better. We feel good that we'll get to go home at some point tomorrow.

We've got a lot of great stories to tell already as we've become parents. You'll have to ask us about "Ashley," the coming home outfit, the real story of how I (Corey) wet the bed, & I'm sure there's more I just can't think of right now. It's been exhausting, eventful, & a lot of fun. Stay tuned for more...

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

28 hours old!

Have you seen him yet? Our little guy in the Auburn beanie??? If you haven't noticed the "Baby Pictures" link on the right, you can click here to see pictures!

All continues to go well here at the hospital. Will is eating great, sleeping lots, & there's paid staff & anxious grandparents available for diaper changes! We may just move in! Alisha is doing great too. She's up moving around. She seems to be bouncing back just fine. We should be going home late tomorrow. Drop by & see us tomorrow if your near the hospital. We continue to be thankful for all of you!

William Luke Emmanuel Trevathan

Welcome to our world William Luke Emmanuel Trevathan.

Last night at 6:07PM little Will came into our world at 9lbs 1oz, 21 inches long! How Alisha ever delivered him I'll never know. She was absolutely amazing. Yesterday was filled with ups & downs, but what an amazing finish! We are so proud & excited.

We choose the name for our little guy with a lot of thought. We really wanted our boy to have a strong name, one rich with meaning. William was given to me by my dad. It was his middle name & his mother's maiden name. It's a name that carries a lot of family significance & we pray that it will encourage him to follow in the spiritual footprints laid before him. The name Luke carries the meaning "worshipful" which we hope & pray will be descriptive of our son. We choose it as a namesake after my Pappa, Lucian Trevathan, who went to heaven in July. Emmanuel means "God with us." And that's an expression of exactly how we feel. God has truly been with us. His hand in our lives & his fingerprints are easily seen as we look back. God has been ever present & we pray that He will be with our son in the same way He has been with us.

We pray that our son would be dedicated to God in every way & would grow in his love for the Lord everyday. Please join us in this prayer. We cannot express how grateful we are for ALL the prayers & love we have felt from our friends & family. Thank you all for everything. May God bless you in return for all the ways in which you've blessed us.

Here's what you've really been waiting to see, pictures!!! Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Today's the Day

It's 12:00AM & we're at Crestwood. When we wake up in a few hours they will induce Alisha & sometime today we'll have a baby! Tonight is filled with much anticipation & emotion. We're looking so forward to what's to come. We have such wonderful family & friends surrounding us & holding us up in prayer & support. What a wonderful blessing each of you are. We thank God often for you in our prayers. At some point today I look forward to posting a picture or two & introducing you to our child. And we'll finally get to reveal & explain the name we've chosen. So join us in hope & expectation.

I pray God will continue to hold fast to us, and I know He will. He has always been so faithful. Thank You God for the blessing it is to be safe in Your arms, trusting completely in You. We place all our cares on You, because You care for us. What have we to fear, for Your perfect love cast out fear. Continue to be gracious to us. May Your face shine upon us & grant us peace. Amen.