Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Samuel Mark Done

 Introducing Samuel Mark Done!  Sam was born on Tuesday May 15, 2012 at 10:00 pm.  He weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 20 inches long.  He was a bit of a surprise but only by about 14 hours.  We had a scheduled c-section for noon on the 16th but he decided to come a little early.  I went into labor the day before and I'm so glad we decided to drive up early.  My contractions were about 3-5 minutes apart when I got to the hospital.  They gave me something to help slow the labor until my doc got there.  This little one is such an amazing blessing to us.  I have felt of his sweet spirit for months now and it was so exciting to finally meet him and have that spirit bless our home.  He is beautiful and perfect.  I'm so grateful to my Heavenly Father for trusting me with this child.  I'm so grateful that I know Sam is a child of God and he has come straight from his arms.

 Mommy seeing Sam for the first time.  This was about 11:30 p.m..  I was a very happy and grateful Mommy:) (And still really numb)
 So very tiny and beautiful.
 Daddy so proud of his little man.  What a wonderful experience it is to have such a loving companion through all of this.

 Love it!
 Mommy, Sam and Daddy.  Our little midnight family:)
 Ben seeing Sam for this first time.  "He's sooooooo cute!"
 I love this picture of Ben.  Everything is great in the world.
 Lily seeing her baby for the first time.
 Quite and understatement to say that she loves him!

 I couldn't wait for this moment and it didn't disappoint.  They have been so excited for little baby Sam.  They had to come in the next day since he was born so late. 
 Trying to get a family picture.  Haha!
 Jack with Sam.  Every morning Jack comes into my bed and we talk about Sam and how excited he was.  We had to get him out early from school and he was so excited to that Sam was coming.  It's so fun having an older child who really understands what is happening.  I look forward to watching Jack be a big brother and example to Sam.
 You couldn't, and you can't, keep her off of him.
 Holy cow!  I have four kids!  I have four cute kids:)
 Benner with Sam.  I already made it very clear that it is Sam not Sammy, but my heart melts when Ben calls him "Little Baby Sammy".  Proud big brother who is really excited to have a little brother.
 Like I said, she wouldn't stay away.
Lots and lots of kisses.  What a blessing it is to watch your kids love each other.  I'm so grateful for these amazing moments that we get to experience in life.  This is a moment I will never forget and will always cherish.  Welcome little Sam.  We love you!


Rheanna said...

He's adorable! Can't wait to meet him! LOVE the look on Lily's face when she sees HER baby :o)

Justin said...

Cute pics. Wow, 4 kids! Life is just going to get even more fun!

April Annie said...

Sweet post Ruth!! He's such a beautiful baby. REALLY!! I love the picture of Ben looking at Sam for the first time. It made me laugh out loud :) Cute pictures!!

Jen said...

What a cute family! And 4 kids??! I don't know how you do it.

Candice said...

So CUTE! Congrats!

Melissa said...

I LOVE him already!!! I'm so glad he's here all safe and sound. Darling pictures of your fam. Love ya.

MStevenson said...

What a cute family! Congratulations!

Dan & Staci said...

I put a comment up but it didn't save for some reason! What a sweet new blessing in your home! So awesome! I wish it were July already! I can't wait to see everyone!:)

Matt and Kirsten said...

GREAT pictures! Those moments are the sweetest! You really amaze me! I hope to be half the mom you are. I love you!