Sunday, January 30, 2011

hunter's big day

last picture as a family of 3
(or 4 if you count bunny)

looks like this one is after the epidural

trying to get some color in my sweet man

3 generations of Bain men

my boys

Abby meeting her little brother

first family of 4 picture

my precious miracle

my other precious miracle

Hunter -

Well, you are here! After (what felt like) a long time of getting sick, surviving the Texas 100+ degree heat, doctor appts., ultrasounds, PRAYERS, holidays and then the everlasting month of are HERE and we could not be more thrilled!

After months of waiting and planning, you were scheduled to arrive on Friday, Jan. 28th. Even though I had my bags packed a few weeks before thinking that you would come early, you just weren't quite ready. The big morning arrived and your dad and I were off to the hospital at 7:00 am. We got checked in and were all set to go! We met your sweet nurse, Amanda, and Dr. Campbell came in to see me and check on you. The morning went by fast and everything was going great. The doctor came back about 1:10 to check on you and said you were ready to meet your family. You were born about 20 minutes after that at 1:30 pm.

You cried more than your sister did when she was born but it sounded great to us! The nurse took you and said you were perfect, which we already knew! She wanted me to hold you tight on my chest to try and get some color in that white precious body of yours. You were quite the pale one! You started getting some color in those cheeks and your daddy and I started noticing how much you looked just like your sister did when she was born. Just amazing. Perfect.

We got settled in a new room and you met your family. Your big sister was ready to come see you after months of waiting and talking about you. She was shy at first when she walked in the room (of course ALL eyes and a video camera were on her) but she warmed up quick asking "what is baby Hunter doing?" over and over! I think it was pretty much love and first sight.

You and Mommy are heading home this morning. I have tried to think about how much our life is about to change and how much fun it is going to be. I have tried to think about our new family and what it is going to look like. Well, for a while, it will look like a mess I am sure! It is going to take a while to get used to having TWO children in our house. However, I am honestly looking forward to every minute of it. I can't wait to see you grow up with your sister. I can't wait to see you with your dad. I can't wait to love on you!!!

I will get into my prayers for you another day. I have many, but I am confident in the fact that you have right in front of you great examples of what a man of God should look like and I do not take that for granted. Praise the Lord for these men!! You have big shoes to follow.

I love you, son. Your dad and I are beyond thrilled that you are here and can't wait to see what's in store for you!!!


Donna said...

Congrat!! What sweet pics and what a sweet family! The baby is darling and his sister is da bomb! Looks like the days ahead will be full of family fun!!

Lauren said...

What a sweet, amazing blessing! Congratulations! Welcome, baby Hunter--it's gonna be fun! =)

Melissa said...

Precious, Precious! Love you all!

Leslie said...

Love that Mandy! I still can't believe you have a daughter and a son now! How exciting for you and Bo. I can't wait to meet that sweet baby boy. Enjoy this special time together. Praying it goes great!!! love you and love all those pictures!

Shannon said...

Congratulations Mandy! He is absolutely adorable! It will be so fun to watch Abby with him. I bet she will be a perfect little mom. :)

Melissa said...

Oh the joys that await you as a family of 4 now! You're gonna love having a boy! Congrats again to all of you!!!

Kimberly said...

Tears...just tears.
I love you guys!

Mer said...

OHHHHH sweet sweet post! He does have big shoes to fill...what like size 13..maybe 14??? Just kidding...if he turns out like his daddy, he will treat his wife like the treasure she is, and he will LOVE God and his family above all else. I can't wait to hold your little man. We are missing you guys...see you REAL soon!

Becky said...

Love it! He is perfect! I cannot wait to see him again! Abby is going to be an amazing and caring big sister!

Dunhams said...

Beautiful post, Mandy! Reading it made me cry because it brought back so many memories :) Hunter is absolutely perfect and precious; and it looks like Abby is a wonderful big sister already!! I couldn't be happier for you guys! Hope you're all doing great being home! We should really catch up soon!! Congratulations! Sending you all big hugs!

Jill said...

Mandy, Congratulations! He is so precious! I am so happy for you and Bo!

Jen said...

I loved the recap and so true about having a great example to follow in his Daddy. I have always been thankful for Bo and how he treasures you. I am so happy for you!! I love your family of FOUR. :)