Thursday, June 18, 2009

Welcome, BabyBear!

BabyBear made his world debut at 3:04 p.m. yesterday, and 26 hours later, we were home. We were so thrilled to bring BabyBear home! So far so good... But keep praying!

So many answered prayers so far; just one example is the timing. Bethany wanted him to come a little early (he did, six days early). Jeff's mom finished work at her school Tuesday; labor started late Tuesday night. Bethany's dad finished a big project at work Sunday, which freed him up to come. Labor started early this morning, which allowed Bethany's parents to find a flight the same day and get to Waco only about an hour after BabyBear was born. As a topper, not only did they find a reasonably affordable same-day flight, but they also were able to get exit-row seats together on just a few hours notice! Sure, these are all little things compared to other prayers like good health and a smooth delivery, but all were answered. Thank you Lord!

Here's a link to photos from the last 36 hours or so, and following is a short video of BabyBear in action (so to speak).

Thanks for enjoying this time with us!


Jenn said...

Oh my goodness he is adorable!!!

kimkitty81 said...

Yeah! Thanks for giving us a peak at our new nephew! He's precious! We look forward to meeting you Ben!

Amy said...

AWWWWW Ben is absolutely adorable! I love how he calms down as soon as daddy strokes his skin - so sweet! Thank you so much for letting all of us share this with you!

Sarah said...

A thumb sucker already..... very precious.

Queen Diva said...

He's such a handsome boy! We're so thankful that Ben and Mommy are doing so well!

Diane said...


Here are the photo's auntie's been waiting for!

He really is absolutely adorable!

Thanks for posting all the photos. It makes Hawaii seem not so far away. :)