Monday, December 8, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAMUEL!

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Words do not express how we are feeling right now. Samuel was born at 12:16 pm today. He weighs 6 lbs. 9 oz. and is 20 inches long. He is the most gorgeous boy in the world!!!

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The umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck and he has some fluid in his lungs, so they are doing a blood test to be sure he doesn't have an infection. We have to wait 48 hours for the results. If he as an infection, he may have to stay in the NICU for a week or so. Pray for good results on Wednesday so that we can bring him home.

For those of you still waiting....God is good and His plan is perfect!

Thank you for all the warm wishes and prayers. Please continue to pray for "K" the birth mother. She did an amazing job today! She has her relinquishment hearing on Thursday. When I've had a few hours sleep and can gather my thoughts, I will write more about the entire experience.

ps...Darcie won the contest of guessing the due date!!! I'll contact you soon!

29 comments:

InfertileMadWoman said...

Oh girl he is so beautiful!!!

I am so happy for you, and I hope that everything resolves quickly.

Congrats Mommy!!!!!

Debbie B said...

Congratz! Glad the delivery went well. He's adorable. And seems so alert. I know you're super excited right now. Enjoy these precious moments.

Will be praying for K as Thursday approaches.

Michele said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michele said...

I was so excited I forgot to say that Samuel is just beautiful!!!!!

Mountain Girl said...

Oh My Gosh, is he ever cute! I'm sure ya'll are just beside yourselves! I can't wait to hear and see more about Samuel! Congratulations to all of you!

Christy said...

Congratulations, Mommy!! He is beautiful! Thank you for sharing him with us.

Amy said...

Congratulations, Tracey! He is just beautiful!:)
I'm sending you (((BIG HUGS!))), Mommy!:)

Much love,
Amy:)

Anonymous said...

What a pretty little boy ~ Congrats to all of you! Including little Samuel - being born is not easy!!!

Can't wait for more pictures - he's just precious!!!

~Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer

Jill said...

CONGRATS ON THE BIRTH OF YOUR SON!
God is GOOD!
We are SOO happy for you both!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Tracey!!! He's soooo gorgeous, perfect, amazing. Congrats, Mama! (and Dada, too) :) So happy for you...tears came to my eyes when I read this.

Anonymous said...

Wishing you both and Samuel all the happiness in the world . . .
He's a beautiful baby and I know that you will all enjoy your journey!

Kris said...

Oh my gosh! She's adorable! What gorgeous hair. Congratulations!

Darcie said...

I'm so excited and it has nothing to do with winning the contest. Congratulations to you and Richard, probably the proudest parents in New Mexico!

Samuel is a beautiful boy.

Kim said...

Congrats! He's adorable! Those cheeks would be my undoing!

Mama Smurf said...

Oh man...beautiful boy...beautiful story...just beautiful. I just love a happy ending. =)

Congrats to you and your husband both. I know these are happy days for you.

Headless Mom said...

Babies are yummy, and Samuel is no exception!

Congratulations to you, Mama!

happymomof2 said...

OH! He is absolutely ADORABLE! It brought tears to my eyes reading that he had arrived- I know the feeling and I am soooo very happy for you all. What a beautiful blessing. God Bless and CONGRATULATIONS! You all are in out thoughts and prayers.

Mama Bear said...

Congrats!!! He is amazing!! I hope he is alright and no fluid is in his little lungs!!! he is just gorgous, I can not wait to see many more pics of him!

Karen said...

What a cutie! Congrats!

Karen said...

How beautiful! Congratulations!

My Goodness said...

What a handsome little fella!!

Congratulations MOMMY AND DADDY!!!

Reggie Boppy said...

Congrats Tracey and Richard! Samuel is a gorgeous boy!

Megan said...

He is beautiful. I have happy tears for you. Ya'll and K will still be in my prayers.

Congratulations Mom!

Ashley said...

Praise God for Samuel!!! Congrats! Love the pics.

Natalie said...

He is beautiful!

Congratulations - praying that the tests are all ok that you can take your special little boy home with you :)

Enjoy every moment - these special little beings bring such magic and love to your life!

God is great!

xxx

Becky said...

He is gorgeous!
Praying he is well enough to go home. Both of mine had week long NICU stays and I hated that for them.
Praying for K during this emotional, difficult time for her!
So happy for you.
Such a time of hard, mixed emotions!

Daonne Carpenter said...

I am so happy for you and your husband, Tracey! I hope you enjoy every minute of that beautiful boy! You all are so lucky to have each other in your lives! Love, Daonne

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks be to God for all of these blessings! We look forward to seeing Samuel in church! (The band'll play a little softer so we don't wake him up...)
:-) -Andy

Mama Smurf said...

Come "see" me when you get a chance I have something for you. =)