Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Wait is Over!

First bath. . . boy was he unhappy!

Beautiful Eyes!

Introducing Hunter James Holloway

The Proud Holloways

The Newest Holloway

The Proud Kennedys

Very Proud Daddy

What a face! He's very expressive already!

More to Come. . .

Thursday, December 20, 2007

One Week Down!

I know several people have mentioned to me that they frequently check to see how Hunter is doing and to see new pictures. Well, the ones from the hospital on my camera aren't great. I will soon download pictures my mom took. There are some great ones there. Keep looking! They are coming soon. I promise.

The first week has been interesting. We have all learned a lot. Hunter is amazing. I can't believe how blessed we are! He is even better than I could have imagined! He sleeps very soundly. Sometimes he doesn't want to wake up to eat! One time we tried everything . . . singing, dancing, tickling, raspberries on the tummy, and even an ice pack and nothing worked. We are working on the whole eating thing. It is definitely a work in progress. Some days are better than others. Hunter loves to be swaddled. We put him in his "Swaddle Me" wrap and he was so happy for the longest time! He loves to swing in his swing, which is nice so Mommy can get a few things done. Hunter and Daddy play on the computer together which is so sweet to watch. Hunter is growing everyday! It's just amazing! I can't imagine anything better!

Oscar and Dixie are doing really good with Hunter. Oscar lets us know when Hunter is upset by barking while Hunter is crying (or screaming) which Oscar thinks is really helpful. They both come to sniff on Hunter anytime they can. They seem to be transitioning pretty easily, which is truly an answered prayer. My mom's and sister's dogs are doing well with him also.

Keep looking. I will get pictures up asap! I am getting itchy to get them into my computer too! Thankfully I can see his beautiful face anytime I want. More to come . . .

Friday, December 14, 2007

Welcome to the World

Hunter is here! Praise the Lord! I went into labor Tuesday (16 days before his original due date). We made it to the hospital just in time. The nurses and anesthesiologist were waiting for us (I was already dilated to a 7 and didn't know it!) Labor and delivery took around 10 hours. In the end, we got the best gift we could ever receive. Hunter weighed 6 lbs. 10 oz. at delivery. He is 19 inches. Practically perfect in every way. Beautiful beyond words. I can't imagine him being any better (even when he doesn't want to eat or sleep!) We are head over heels in love with our little angel man. Thank you for your continued love and prayers throughout this pregnancy. It was prayer that got Hunter and me to full-term. I praise the Lord every time I look into my precious Hunter's face. We are truly blessed beyond measure!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

All I Want for Christmas

We cannot believe that it is almost time for our Hunter to join us! I am so proud to share God's faithfulness throughout our pregnancy. He truly hears and answers prayers. I also believe that God is in the business of proving doctors wrong. At 22 weeks, we were told that Hunter could come just about at any time. God allowed me 9 more weeks of work which I loved dearly. I prayed diligently for Hunter's health and growth throughout the last 15 weeks and God has brought us full term (we officially made it to 37 weeks!). We have decided to induce on December 17th . . . that's 11 days from today! We praise God daily for His goodness and faithfulness. We feel His love overflowing for us daily. We give God all of the glory for Hunter and this pregnancy. Please continue to keep us in your prayers through the coming weeks as we prepare for the most precious earthly Christmas presents we could have ever asked for. We will post pictures as soon as we can after our little man has arrived.