Monday, May 2, 2011

Sullivan Rhys

 A couple years ago Mr. Potter and I were in the drive-thru at Dunkin Donuts and he said to me, "I thought of a name for our next child. I think boy or girl it would be great." Roman was a wee guy at the time and we were still spending a lot of time in and out of the hospital, I was not only shocked that he had been thinking about it, but kind of glad that we didn't let a little Spina Bifida and potty regression soil our dreams of having a big family. We've always talked about wanting a big family and surrounding ourselves with chaos, cheerios and different colored binkies. 
 "Okay, what's the name?" I was reluctant to ask, Mr. Potter and I have a long history of disagreeing on names. "Sullivan. We can call him/her Sully" I loved it. I loved it so much I gave up my many years long dream of having a son named Oliver. 
Magically, I "became" pregnant a couple years after our discussion and we've never forgotten the name or how much we both liked it. So we agreed boy or girl we were to use the name that we both fell in love with so long ago. The middle name "discussion" should be saved for a different blog post. It could be filed under the "salty language" and "Marriage testers" category. Thankfully, Mr. Potter let me have my way and all was right with the world. 
So without further ado, we introduce to you...
The little boy we loved, years before we knew him
Sullivan Rhys Potter

Sullivan Rhys Potter born on April 22nd (Happy Birthday, Mom!)
10 pounds 11 ounces and 22 inches of pure, chubby perfection

We're so happy with our newest addition. He, like Isabelle and Roman, is everything we could have and did hope for. 
We're so thankful for our friends and family for all of your help, gifts, cards, flowers, well wishes, hugs and kisses (chocolate and otherwise).

One of my favorite people and dearest friends has been taking pictures of our family since Isabelle was drooling and barely saying, "mama" I wouldn't trust pictures of my children with anybody else! Recently, she snapped some newborn shots of Sullivan and even a few of us all together.  We can't wait to share them with you! To see her work, I urge you to check out Bridget Reed's website by clicking here. And be sure to keep an eye out for a wild eyed blondie and a blue eyed boy when you're there. 

All our love, 
Three perfect Potters and two sleepy Potter parents.


  1. Sully is perfect. Just as perfect as the other 2 Potter babies. After all they are being raised by the perfect parents. It is my pleasure to related to you all. P5, I love you all.

  2. Congratulations on the new additiion!!!

  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the name!
    He's adorable!

  4. Congratulations!!! YAY for Sully!!! And HUGE YAY that we are not preggers anymore. :) Congrats my friend!!! We picked the name Silas much in the same way... just after Carson was born, and we were still in the "whoa- overload" mode. We were on our way to another drs. appt at the children's hospital. It was our way of also saying... "you know what this aint stopping us." Let's get together now and have our donuts in celebration. :) So happy for you guys!