Thursday, April 30, 2009

God's Sweet Gift Arrived Early

Sweet Baby Collier arrived early this morning at 1:39am. He weighed in at 6lb 9oz and was 20" long. He is so sweet and Justin and I are so glad that he is here. We honestly couldn't believe that it was time...not at all ready...no hospital bag packed, no car seat installed, his little outfit that I had smocked for him is not yet put together. Oh well, God has a perfect timing. This all started yesterday when my water broke while I was napping (dr. told me to take it easy the rest of this week because my bloodpressure was high) I came to the hospital, they started potosin and 7 hours later little man was here.

It is such a miracle and such a blessing. He cried and screamed when he first arrived, so he has strong lungs but he hasn't used them much since his arrival. He has been very good today. We are tired and I'm about to crash so that I can get some sleep. I'll do my best to post more pictures tomorrow. Thank you all for all the prayers and thoughts for us during this time.

Who do you think that he looks like? I honestly can't tell, sometimes I see me other times I see Justin?


17 comments:

Crazy Lady said...

YAY! I get to be the first comment to congrats! Wow that is awesome.

He is darling! Yay yay yay!
My vote is Justin.

Hope it all went well. Good luck with the recovery. Yay!

Crews said...

He is beautiful!!! I think he looks like Justin! Can't wait to see him in person. Love you - steph

Brandi Bartee said...

Congratulations Shannon and Justin! He is absolutely beautiful and I know you are thrilled. Thanks for sharing.

Anna said...

Shannon- he is precious!! Congrats! let us know if yall need anything! love, Anna & Ben

amy kennedy said...

He is so perfect!!! I am so excited for y'all! I know you are so in love! We look forward to meeting him soon. Take care of yourself!!

Elizabeth said...

Congrats Shannon! He is BEAUTIFUL!

Becky said...

wow!! congratulations!! 3 weeks early?? you go mama! he is gorgeous!

Kellie said...

CONGRATS!!!!

The Skeldings said...

Congratulations to you both! Glad that you put photos up! Collier is a little cutie! I see a lot of Justin in Collier - but I also see a little bit of you!

I am so excited for the two of you! Hope you are recovering fast and again, welcome to Mommie-hood.

Love to you both!

Gail said...

He is so perfect!!!! I love seeing these PIC's of all of you. Your Mom sent me tons more. We are all so excited for you three! Rest, and give thanks! Love, Gail

The McDonalds said...

Can't believe he is here! So happy for you & can't wait to meet him...He is precious!

Tara said...

Congratulations Shannon and Justin! He is so precious!

Brandy said...

Congratulations Shannon and Justin! Collier is adorable and has so much hair...like I had any doubts he wouldn't have a head full of hair. Hope you are getting some rest and enjoying parenthook! Can't wait to see you all. Thanks for the pictures!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS!!!!!He is beautiful!!!And all that hair!WOW!!Love you guys!!Robyn

Anonymous said...

OMG I can't believe he is already here....Congrats Maddie and me can't wait to meet him!!! Take care and good luck ;-)

love
candace

Lauren J. said...

Congrats! He's a beautiful baby boy! Enjoy this special time :) It goes by so fast!

Lindsey said...

wow! that is awesome! congrats! i have to admit, i'm a little jealous that you were 3 weeks early?! he's beautiful. hope your transition goes smoothly and you recover quickly! **i think he looks like justin too, but most babies i know start out looking like daddy.