Praise the Lord, Sawyer Lain Dennis arrived at midnight Saturday, October 3, 2009!!
Weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19" of pure perfection. Lauren had what seemed like the quickest first labor I'd ever heard of. Eva and I loaded up and heading to Little Rock as soon as she was admitted into Baptist Medical Center Friday afternoon. Never would have thought that she'd be ready to deliver by 10 that night! She progressed very quickly only to be greeted with the daunting "pushing" task that lasted an hour and a fifty minutes! She was nothing short of incredible and was determined to meet this man as soon as possible. Since Lauren and Josh didnt find out the gender until that moment I am sure it brought on with overwhelming relief and excitement. And how cool that he came at midnight. No joke the contraction clock said 10/3/09 0000:00. Way to go!
It was a great night with family there to support Josh and Lauren and meet the little man but with all the exhaustion and pain we waited a little longer to find out his name. But all of it was worth the wait. Being the Type A first born child, I cant even imagine waiting 39+ weeks to find all this out but I gotta say it was so cool.
I was so thankful to be there and admire my sister so much. She's been the best sister and aunt anyone could ask for and have no doubt she'll be the very best mother to Sawyer!! Here are just a few shots from the weekend so far.
Eva was dead asleep when we went to visit Sawyer today and so her first 30 minutes with him was actually nap time for them both with Lauren (and apparently with Uncle Josh too if you look to the left of the pic)
But once they were both up it was pure joy! Eva was so excited and very intrigued with her new little cousin. She definitely wanted to play with him more than I think he was ready for but it gave me such joy to see her interact with him and picture her "teaching" and "playing" with Sawyer and our baby K very soon. These boys have no idea what they're in store for.
Josh and Lauren are too cute for words with him as well. Just lots of love and kisses and snuggles. Sawyer has no shortage of love and attention in this family!
Check out the cutie!! Lauren is tired and still in pain but such a trooper and been such a pleasure all day. We'll go see her some more tomorrow before heading back to Northwest Arkansas but how we'll be able to stay away is beyond me. I teared up tonight just thinking about how much he's going to change over the next couple of weeks. Its amazing what these little people do to change our lives. I wouldnt have it any other way.
For as excited as Jon, Eva and I are to welcome our little nephew/cousin in the world I wish Josh and Lauren all the thrills, joys, sleep, cries, and blessings this little man will bring them. I am so proud of them and know they're going to be great parents. Sawyer Lain is a very lucky man!
We love you and so glad you're here healthy, beautiful and just perfect!