Sunday, January 30, 2011

He's HERE!!!


We are just about to check out of the hospital, so here is a quick update.

After a less than ideal, drama filled morning, we had a healthy, super awesome baby boy born Jan 28 at 1:06pm. He's a lightweight at 9lb 7.7 oz and 20.5 inches.

As for the grand reveal of his secretive name? Well, we've been going at the decision making process for months and months and seriously, up to this very last minute and haven't wanted a lot of input because we didn't want the feedback to affect our decision.

We've been putting off the anxious birth certificate staff the past few days and as I hear their urgency in choosing a name, I've been tempting to tell them, "Trust me, I want to have his name decided more than you do." We are the last people on their list to visit today before they leave.

We wanted to have a name that had meaning and I also thought it would be cool to have a name that had a "happy" name in it because of our girls both having one, "Bliss" and "Felicity"--and I was originally going to be named Merry Afton (ended up being Marilu Afton).

After much deliberation, we finally decided on Gaylord Parker. It's perfect because my mom's maiden name is Gayman and well, gay means happy too of course. Win win.

Better jet, more details on birth later. Yay!

30 comments:

Autumn said...

Yay!! You look gorgeous, can't wait to meet him!

Autumn said...

BTW, seriously--as if you don't want to have his name decided?!

Rachael said...

Congratulations!!!

Kim said...

Oh Afton, congratulations! He is such a cutie!! I'm excited to hear more details:)

Amy said...

Yay for you.

mama blessed said...

my middle name is bliss!! i have never known another person named bliss (other than my 3mo. old - i gave her two middle names i wanted her to have bliss so bad).

p.s. not an internet weirdo, friends with katrina (friends as in, my husband once took her to prom, i haven't actually met her - so i guess maybe she can't even vouch that i'm not an internet weirdo).

mama blessed said...

my middle name is bliss!! i have never known another person named bliss (other than my 3mo. old - i gave her two middle names i wanted her to have bliss so bad).

p.s. not an internet weirdo, friends with katrina (friends as in, my husband once took her to prom, i haven't actually met her - so i guess maybe she can't even vouch that i'm not an internet weirdo).

Rachel Elaine said...

Congratulations to your family! What a little chunker! Too sweet. Sounds like you're happy and doing well . . .I hope that's the case. How are the girls taking to him?

Gary said...

Congrats!

Alicia said...

Awww!!! Seeing that picture made my heart jump and made me get a little choked up - he is just perfect, and you look beautiful, Afton! I am SO anxious to hear the whole birth story (I love birth stories - even when they are "less than ideal" and "drama filled". =) Can't wait to hear more about this little guy and your little girls! Love you guys!! Congratulations!!

Alicia said...

Oh, and I love how Josh's hand is holding his hand in the picture - that's just precious. =)

Hope you are sleeping and relaxing here and there!!

joolee said...

congrats afton! can't wait to hear the details and see more pics. what a cute wee little one!

Lindsey said...

Yea! Congrats. So happy for you guys. I thought our babies would be closer in age (since our due dates were back-to-back days) but mine came a week early... and yours a week late! Good luck adjusting at home.

Melanie Sharp said...

So excited for you. Don't want to intrude on your baby hibernation (I love the post baby family time and know your mom's here) but I also want to come and bring some food for the freezer and hear the whole story! Let me know when you're feeling up to a visit and if there's anything we can do for you. Hooray!

mandaline said...

Congratulations Afton!! He's adorable! I hope you're doing well! Miss you!!!

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Debbi said...

Congratulations! I've been thinking about you! So glad to hear your little guy is here and doing well. I'm excited to hear his arrival story!

Shelah said...

Congrats!!! So happy for you!

Emily said...

Yay!! Congrats!!

He weighs the same as Easton did...big babies rule!

Hope you can get some rest!

Emily said...

PS: I'm loving the name!

Kyndra said...

Congrats!!!! You look too gorgeous - I'm pretty sure this is a pregnancy magazine photo shoot.

Melanie said...

Congratulations!! A big healthy boy!! Hope you can get some rest while you've got helpers around. :)

Angie said...

You look amazingly perfect. Are you sure the stork didn't drop that baby off? He looks so sweet laying on mommy without a care in the world. I would love to visit! I may just drop by with some kind of goodies in the next day or so. Congratulations to all of you!

Katrina said...

congrats afton!!!

Chris said...

Congrats. Hope Josh is able to take some time to bond with the new guy.

Lindsay said...

Congrats!!! Can't wait to meet the little chunker! You look way too fabulous for having just given birth to a 9.5 lb. baby!!!

Katie Richardson said...

Congratulations you guys! I can't wait to meet the little guy.

Tristen said...

This is hilarious. Why can we not be neighbors again? Best joke ever.

Tristen said...

This is hilarious. Why can we not be neighbors again? Best joke ever.

Laurel Dougall said...

hey afton,

i just hopped on and saw that this was a hoax in the later post. i wish i could have read it without knowing . . you are HILARIOUS!!! i don't know how i could have believed you were serious though, so i like to think i would have been in on the joke, but what a joke! you guys are too funny, and what a great story it makes with everyone's reactions!

HAH!

lots of love,

laurel