I'm tempted to not say anything of this experience because I still can't really wrap my head around it. Giving birth to your child, a new LIFE, is simultaneously being intensely present in what is happening while somehow being swept up in the current of it at the same time. He has changed my life, he has changed my relationship with Hugh, and I've only known him ten days. How does one write about this? I won't go into the long story. I don't know if it was particularly interesting, but it was very long. It was crazy and beautiful and overwhelming and humbling and emotional. I felt shocked, physically wrecked, and also like I had accomplished this huge thing I was made to do. I can't explain it. Hugh has exceeded my expectations as both a husband and father in this and I am immeasurably grateful for the partner I have in him. I am home with my boys now and I know little Curran Elliott was always meant to be ours. I still can't believe we get to keep him. <3

Welcome Baby Curran . Sprouted Kitchen

Welcome Baby Curran . Sprouted Kitchen

Welcome Baby Curran . Sprouted Kitchen

Welcome Baby Curran . Sprouted Kitchen

Welcome Baby Curran . Sprouted Kitchen

Welcome Baby Curran . Sprouted Kitchen

Welcome Baby Curran . Sprouted Kitchen

Welcome Baby Curran . Sprouted Kitchen

Welcome Baby Curran . Sprouted Kitchen

Welcome Baby Curran . Sprouted Kitchen

Welcome Baby Curran . Sprouted Kitchen

Welcome Baby Curran . Sprouted Kitchen

Reader Comments (94)

he's so handsome, and motherhood looks fabulous on you :) love your words about how your little boy has given new shape & new life to your relationship with hugh. what a precious time & transition. celebrating your new adventure!

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterheather

I cry every time I read your lovely posts. so beautiful.

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjessicar

What a blessing.

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJade Sheldon-Burnsed

These photos are absolutely beautiful. I am so happy for you and Hugh. Your lives will never be the same...ever and each day brings something new and amazing to watch and be a part of growth and change and a human being emerging with his personality becoming more distinct....Joyful.....We love you. Hugs and Kisses for everyone.....

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAuntie Nellie

Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos of your little sprout. He is so lovely. Wishing you three the best! xoxoxo

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterThe Naked Fig

these pictures are so good they make my heart hurt! sara and hugh! so happy for you!

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered Commentershanna mallon

He's beautiful, and has such a lovely name! (We considered it for our little guy as well, but went with something else.)

Try to get as much sleep as you can. Everyone says, "sleep when the baby sleeps!", but that's because it's true : ) . Household chores and all that can wait (or, even better, be done by visiting folks!).

Congrats again!

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAm

I know those thoughts exactly. So many things swirling around at once. I'm still trying to make sense of it all. The pictures are so so beautiful! Many congrats! I owe you an email, but just know I've been thinking about you lots and lots and lots.

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Such beautiful words and photos (of course!), but most importantly, such a beautiful and healthy baby boy. So much love to the three of you! Sending lots of good vibes as you get through those first crazy few months. xxoo

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterShauna

Beautiful post beautiful baby beautiful you....isn't it fab?? It's true You get to Keep him!! Yay! one of the posts says "sleep when they sleep" ;try super hard to do this...I always looked forward to feeding my cause me to slow down and be in the moment AND lost every bit of that baby weight! Loved the pic of the fam' What a great family to be born into xo xoxoxo

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkris p.

An amazing chronicle of such a blessed event. Thank you for sharing your heart's experience with us. Congratulations to all of you, and welcome Curran.

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Debbie, of Who Moved My Coconut Oil

So moving. A million congrads. You look beautiful : )

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersalvegging

Oh, Sara. Sending lots of love to you three. He's beautiful. xox

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMegan Gordon

Photos are great, congrads!!
Your life will never be the same again and the time will fly so enjoy each moment as they are precious!!

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

You are 'allowed' to be so completely overwhelmed : )
You are so lucky to have people with you that feel the same.
Such an exciting time.

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterB

Congrats on the beautiful little one - he's just adorable

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSD

Congratulations ! He is wonderful and you look great ! Blessings and prayers for the future of your little family :)

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGretchen

So happy for you...he is gorgeous!

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWinnie

Yes. Every time I attempt to write about parenting my words fall short. There really are no words. He is yours. You do get to keep him. It's the best. So much love to you all!

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Congratulations! He's beautiful! As someone who's due with her first (a girl) in 4.5 weeks, it's so exciting to see what's at the end of the road. Thanks for sharing, Sara and Hugh.

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSarah L.

Hurrah! Hearty congratulations to all! Enjoy every moment.

Hurrah! Hearty congratulations to all! Enjoy every moment.


June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKristen F

My heart has just melted...congratulations...God bless you all!

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia

He is soooo gorgeous! Many congratulations!

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia

He is a true blessing. He should bring you nothing but joy (with a few heartaches thrown in just to make things interesting).

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterUncle Bob

Thank you sharing such a beautiful and private moment. He is adorable.

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Congratulations, Sara! I'm so happy for you guys. What an incredible blessing. :)

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJordan

Congratulations!! He is beautiful :)

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMary C.


June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMJ

Soooo cute!!!! God bless the mum and bub. xoxoxox

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMenaka

This is such a beautiful post. Congratulations and best wishes to you and Hugh!

Thank you so much for sharing little Curran with us!

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAngie Martin

My heart just stopped. Curran is such a doll! And I love his name!

These photos are beautiful! Huge congrats to you and your family, what a wonderful time in life!

Thank you for sharing your special moments with us. You both look totally beautiful! One hundred years of health and happiness to you all.

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterT K Park

I am so happy that things are great and you are so happy! It warms my heart the way you speak about your husband.

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

These photos are breathtaking. Congratulations! I adore his name. I have my own little Elliott....Elliott Kathryn born 9.12.13 :)

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Congratulations, I have been looking forward to the update on this wonderful occasion! Wishing you and all of your family a beautiful life together filled with much happiness and many countless good memories! God Bless All. Best Wishes.

The Black and White photos really bring this all together and make it feel personal and memorable. Congratulations!

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNick

My kids are now 18 and soon-to-be 16, and I am still trying to wrap my head around it. In the best way. Huge congratulations to you all, he is beautiful and your photos are precious.

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterandrea

Congratulations to you all, and welcome little Curran. Thank you for sharing your magical moment with us, and your gift. I hope you three enjoy this time and continue to capture (beautiful) photos. Blessings, and wishes for good times and good sleep. :)

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteraimee


June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMalata Cuisine

Mine blends in with all the other comments but know that my congrats are very sincere! Thank you for sharing your experience and the wonderful photos!! This is an amazing, never-ending adventure you have embarked on. Enjoy every moment!!!

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLisa M

Health and happiness to you and your beautiful family. Congratulations!

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMindi

Congratulations on your new addition, beautiful photos too.

Guh. Seriously, adorable. Love that you have a "built-in photographer" who doubles as a daddy and hubs ;) Miss you two. Huge congrats! He is just beautiful.

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKristina Gulino

Oh my goodness many many congratulations to you both! I've been looking forward to this post! What a beautiful little boy!

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTulip549

Take it slow.... Take good care and ask for a lot of help:)

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAna

"Physically wrecked"....I was so afraid to admit that aspect of something so profoundly beautiful in the birth of my three children. Your words are a lovely capture of the reality of this life-bearing experience. Thank you for sharing. Peace and happy heart-knitting to your family.

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

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